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An LNP Government will maintain the University of Queensland's current boundary, providing certainty for both UQ and the surrounding St Lucia and Indooroopilly communities.

Shadow Treasurer and LNP candidate in the new seat of Maiwar Scott Emerson said the decision to guarantee no change to UQ's current legal boundary - known as its Community Infrastructure Designation (CID) - followed strong public feedback.

“The LNP has listened to locals and will ensure the current UQ CID - which can only be altered with State Government approval - is maintained," Mr Emerson said.

“As someone who has had a decades-long association with UQ - having lived, studied and taught at the St Lucia campus - I believe this decision will provide UQ with the certainty to be able to appropriately plan for its future.

“UQ will still be able to apply to develop properties it owns outside its current CID but any such application will have to satisfy Brisbane City Council (BCC) regulations like everyone else.”

Within the CID the University of Queensland is not bound by BCC planning regulations.

UQ has flagged expanding the CID to include residential areas around Hawken Dr, Upland Rd and Guyatt Park at St Lucia and on the former DPI site at Long Pocket in Indooroopilly.

Mr Emerson said the LNP had identified education as one of the key drivers of the Queensland economy and would facilitate a new university campus in the Brisbane CBD as part of its Brisbane Entertainment and Education Precinct.