Brisbane's Economic Development Plan

Brisbane City Council works together with its economic development board, Brisbane Marketing, to implement the Brisbane Economic Development Plan 2031, the Brisbane Long Term Infrastructure Plan and the Brisbane 2022 New World City Action Plan to ensure Brisbane is prepared for future growth in our economy and infrastructure.

Brisbane continues to build on its G20 Legacy and continues to enhance its status as Australia's New World City at the heart of one of the fastest growing regions in Australia. Brisbane is Australia's fastest growing metropolitan city and is projected to continue rapid employment growth over the next two decades.  

Brisbane in 2031

The Brisbane Economic Development Plan establishes a vision that in 2031 Brisbane is regarded as a top 10 lifestyle city and global hub for resource and related service industry businesses. Its high performing economy is known for its strong business and cultural links with Asia.

The Brisbane Economic Development Plan addresses five key priorities:

  • Building Brisbane's global reputation as Australia's New World City
  • Productive Brisbane
  • Talent attraction and global connections
  • Lifestyle city
  • Leadership, engagement and implementation.

As part of the delivery of the Brisbane Economic Development Plan 2012-31, Council has already:

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The Brisbane Long Term Infrastructure Plan 2031 builds upon the strategic direction and coordinated approach to developing future infrastructure to meet the community's needs while enhancing the city's capacity for long-term economic development.

Action Plan

Brisbane 2022 New World City Action Plan identifies the importance of economic development coordination and connectivity, identifies the city’s growth sectors, the need for proactive engagement of our next generation and the fulfilment of a Team Brisbane approach with a wider South East Queensland outlook. This economic blueprint focuses on seven key economic priorities:

  • Brisbane’s Growth Sectors
  • Talent and Skills
  • Diverse Districts and Productive Precincts
  • Start-up Ecosystem
  • Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Brisbane Region Approach
  • Team Brisbane

For detailed information on the priorities read the Brisbane 2022 New World City Action Plan

Last updated:8 May 2019