Our New World City

In 2031, through strong partnerships with other levels of government, business and education institutions, Brisbane will grow and deliver a prosperous economy for its citizens.

Brisbane will be regarded as a top ten lifestyle city worldwide. Students, businesses, researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs from all over the world will want to live, study and work here.

Brisbane will be a leading destination in the Asia Pacific Region for major events and business, tourism and global conventions.


By 2031:

  • Brisbane's share of Queensland's international visitor nights will increase compared to 2013 levels
  • Brisbane will be ranked in the top 20 world cities on independent global city ranking indices
  • the majority of Brisbane's residents will rate our quality of life highly
  • the majority of Brisbane's residents will rate Council's management of the city highly
  • the majority of Brisbane's residents will be positive about their city and its future.

What you can do

You can:

What Council is doing

Brisbane City Council's plans and strategies, projects, programs and initiatives include:

City's progress

Council's achievements since 2006:

  • attracted and hosted international conventions and events which generated millions of dollars for Brisbane's economy such as the Bolshoi Ballet, the British and Irish Lions Rugby Union match and the Brisbane International Tennis Tournament
  • international students comprise one of Brisbane's largest export sectors contributing $5.1 billion dollars in course fees and other spending. Since July 2012, the Lord Mayor has hosted regular Friendship Ceremonies to personally welcome hundreds of international students to Brisbane and forge a lasting partnership between the city and their families
  • continued to host the Asia Pacific Cities Summit (APCS) every four years. In 2011, the Brisbane APCS attracted 1100 delegates from 115 cities and was a major success in securing new global markets for Brisbane businesses
  • continued to participate in the Brisbane Sister Cities program, resulting in the successful delivery of business missions and forums to our sister cities and providing Brisbane businesses with opportunities in the nine sister cities
  • made Brisbane the new home for the Asia Pacific Screen Awards by agreeing to manage and provide funding for the awards, strengthening Brisbane's position in the Asia Pacific Region.
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Brisbane City Council acknowledges this Country and its Traditional Custodians. We pay our respects to the Elders, those who have passed into the dreaming; those here today; those of tomorrow.