New City Centre Master Plan
Brisbane’s city centre is home to 10,000 residents and 150,000 employees, and is projected to grow rapidly over the next 20 years. A vibrant city centre is fundamental to the success of Brisbane’s economy and culture along with efficient transport systems to keep the city centre functioning well. Given the importance of the city centre, Brisbane City Council is renewing the City Centre Master Plan. The plan will guide development and growth in the city centre to ensure Brisbane continues to be an economically viable, vibrant, safe, accessible and inclusive city for generations to come.
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Council's Ideas Fiesta was a three-week long series of free public events from 11 April to 3 May 2013. The aim of the Ideas Fiesta was to generate new ideas, showcase design concepts and stimulate interest in imagining the future of Brisbane’s city centre.
Ideas can still be submitted until Friday 17 May. To have your say and view photos of the events and other ideas, visit the social hub.
Council has identified key city centre areas to potentially be transformed and has invited industry, students and other members of the community to present ideas to improve, renew and revitalise these spaces and propose exciting new concepts to Council. To find out more about these areas, watch the
10 city-making moves animation on YouTube.
About the City Centre Master Plan
Vision for the new plan
Council worked in partnership with industry experts from August to October 2012 to develop the overarching vision for the new City Centre Master Plan. The vision for the plan focuses on five themes: the economy, built form, transport, culture and the public realm.
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Objectives of the new City Centre Master Plan
The new City Centre Master Plan will:
- reinforce the city centre as Queensland’s major economic and retail hub ensuring future infrastructure supports growth and economic activity
- ensure high standards of urban development and subtropical design of buildings and public spaces
- enhance the city centre as a 'people place' by creating new recreational spaces, cultural facilities and experiences
- improve access to the city centre for local businesses, residents and workers with improved public and active transport options
You can get involved and have your say on the new City Centre Master Plan through any of our communication channels.
You can get involved by:
- posting your idea to Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or YouTube using the project hashtag #bneccmp or #iFbne (make sure your account or post is set to ‘public’ for your idea to appear in our social hub)
- posting on our Facebook wall mentioning 'City Centre Master Plan', 'Ideas Fiesta', #bneccmp or #iFbne
- posting a photo to the City Centre Master Plan Flickr group and tag the photo with bneccmp or iFbne
- having your say at an Ideas Fiesta event
- emailing the project team
- phoning Council on 07 3403 8888
- writing to: City Centre Master Plan, Reply Paid 1434, Brisbane Qld 4001
What others are saying
Council has created a social hub for the City Centre Master Plan to encourage people who live, work and/or visit Brisbane to get involved. The social hub displays all social media activity about the City Centre Master Plan in a single location.
2006 City Centre Master Plan
The original City Centre Master Plan was finalised in 2006 and promoted a range of innovative ideas. Six years later, a new plan is needed to respond to today’s challenges, make the most of our economic opportunities and deliver a vibrant new world city.
For more information on the City Centre Master Plan or Ideas Fiesta, you can:
- phone Council and ask to speak with the project team
- email the project team
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