Virtual Brisbane

Virtual Brisbane is an innovative, computer-generated 3D model which is playing a vital role in helping Brisbane City Council plan for our city’s future growth.

The model employs state-of-the-art technology to provide a “master record” of existing and proposed development.

It enables the visualisation and analysis of development in relation to the existing urban environment and in a level of detail not previously possible.

Watch a video on the benefits of Virtual Brisbane

You can also watch this video on Council's YouTube channel or read the text version.

Planning tool for Brisbane’s future

Virtual Brisbane is an important strategic planning, development assessment and community engagement tool for Council. Benefits of the model include:

  • assisting with decision making on proposed development by providing visualisation in a photo-realistic 3D context
  • built-in analysis tools such as shadow mapping and object measurement helps to analyse height, orientation and design of proposed development and their impacts on the surrounding area
  • streamlines the process of planning and 3D visualisation
  • helps Brisbane residents to understand future proposals for development in their neighbourhood and city.

Photo gallery

View the 'Virtual Brisbane' photo gallery as a slideshow below, or view photos individually as part of Council's Flickr account.


More information

For more information email the project team.