Brisbane's Economic Development Plan

In 2012, Brisbane City Council launched Brisbane’s Economic Development Plan 2031 to ensure Brisbane is prepared for future growth in the city’s economy and infrastructure. The plan won the 2012 Strategic Planning Regional Category of the Economic Development Australia Awards.

Council continues to work together with its Economic Development Board, Brisbane Economic Development Agency, to deliver on this award-winning plan to strengthen Brisbane’s economy to secure long term success and economic prosperity.

Delivering the Key Priorities

Council is delivering the five key priorities of Brisbane’s Economic Development Plan 2031.

Building Brisbane’s Global Reputation to strengthen Brisbane’s profile as a tourism and investment destination

Growing a Productive Economy to nurture local business growth and attract new business

Attracting Talent and Connecting Globally to offer diverse and growing employment opportunities

Enriching Brisbane’s Lifestyle to create more to see and do

  • River Access Network increasing commercial, recreation and tourism opportunities focusing on the Brisbane River
  • Brisbane Greeters program offers free orientation tours to tourists and visitors, available in over 13 languages
  • Outdoor Gallery transforming Brisbane’s laneways and city streets into engaging spaces.

Leading and Engaging to deliver on the economic priorities for Brisbane

Download Economic Plan documents

To find out more about Brisbane's Economic Development Plan 2031, download:

Last updated: 8 March 2023

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