The University is committed to involving those who study, work and live on campus and in the surrounding suburbs in any major planning processes that may have a direct impact on these important stakeholders.

The input of the community, and the Community Reference Group, has been instrumental in shaping the final Master Plan. Nearly three-quarters of the population of St Lucia and surrounding suburbs attend UQ in some capacity, so it was important to ensure local stakeholders including students, staff and people who live and work in the area had the opportunity to provide input and feedback.

Collaboration between UQ and both state and local governments through the UQ St Lucia Master Plan Government Working Group also contributed significantly to the final plan. The University is committed to continuing to work closely with the Government Working Group as it progresses key elements of the Master Plan

A summary of consultation activities is outlined below.

Community Information Sessions

UQ thanks the community for its feedback and involvement in the master planning process, particularly those involved in the Community Reference Group (CRG) A number of amendments have been made to the Master Plan as a result of this feedback including:

  • a preferred bridge alignment to West End is no longer included and will be subject to further discussions with local and state governments
  • plans for the Long Pocket, Hawken Drive and Avalon precincts will be subject to further consultation to ensure community expectations are reflected
  • no immediate intention to expand UQ’s current Community Infrastructure Designation

Site Development Plan (SDP) Consultation

Work has begun on the Site Development Plan (SDP) which is a more specific planning framework for development. The SDP is open to public consultation from 22 August to 2 November 2018.

For more information about the plan, or to make a comment, contact us via the channels below: