Next Generation Neighbourhood place type

The Strategic framework outlines the 20-year vision for growth and development in the Moreton Bay Region. It divides the region into 13 place types. These place types explain the level of growth and form of development that is expected in different neighbourhoods and communities throughout the Moreton Bay Region. Next Generation Neighbourhoods are one of these 13 place types.

Council’s vision for Next Generation Neighbourhoods is that they become walkable neighbourhoods made up of a mix of housing options with convenient access to shopping, open space areas, schools, community facilities, as well as transport options including walking and cycling.

Next Generation Neighbourhoods are expected to change in the next 10-20 years. This change may be gradual in established areas but immediate in new or emerging areas.

Expected changes include:

  • a mix of housing (e.g. detached houses on traditional as well as small residential lots, duplexes, townhouses or apartments etc);
  • grid-style streets to encourage walking and cycling;
  • improved connections to public transport;
  • convenient access to retail, commercial and community activities.

Where can I find a Next Generation Neighbourhood?

Next Generation Neighbourhoods are a relatively new concept that will guide the future evolution of some of the region’s existing neighbourhoods, greenfield sites and rural residential transition areas.

Next Generation Neighbourhoods are found in areas that have potential to accommodate new residential development and related local services and have capacity for change in the next 10-20 years.

Why are Next Generation Neighbourhoods important?

Housing diversity in these places will meet different needs of the wide range of people in the region. This is important because it enables neighbourhoods to provide for changing demographics and different levels of affordability for home owners, renters, investors, families, one or two person households and first home buyers. Housing diversity will also provide different lifestyle choices within the one neighbourhood; catering for the different life stages including families, single people and retirees. 

Next Generation Neighbourhoods at a glance

  • Diverse housing options
  • Residential densities between 15 and 75 dwellings per hectare
  • Increased emphasis on walking and cycling
  • Well connected to schools, parkland and community facilities
  • Local centres providing services and employment opportunities
  • Existing character will change over time