Neighbourhood Shadeways - growing our urban forest

Brisbane Vision 2031 is Brisbane City Council's long-term community plan for our city. It details our aspirations and outlines targets for Brisbane in 2031.

Our vision is:

Brisbane will continue to be a safe, vibrant, green and prosperous city. A city valued by all for its friendly, energetic and optimistic character and subtropical outdoor lifestyle. Brisbane will be respected for its strong international relationships, particularly with our Asian neighbours, for its boundless innovation and growing economic prosperity.

Council is working hard to plan and deliver services and projects that help make Brisbane a great place to live and do business and that meet our aspirations. Use this page to find information on recent awards, programs and projects helping Brisbane achieve its vision.

Want more detail on how we're delivering Brisbane's projects? Find out how we're getting on with the job every day and planning for our future by delivering roads, bikeways and pathways and other projects. You might also like to check out the awards Council received in 2016.

Accessible, connected city
Kingsford Smith Drive

Council continues to keep our city moving. The major piling phase of construction for the Kingsford Smith Drive upgrade began in February 2017.


Council's active and healthy program, Growing Older Living Dangerously (GOLD), has free or low-cost activities for residents 50 years or older.

Council = carbon neutral

Council has achieved 100 per cent carbon neutral status, eliminating its carbon footprints through offsets, green power and energy measures. 

Friendly, safe city
Way-finding hub signs

Multilingual way-finding hub signs with braille have been installed in Fortitude Valley to help visitors navigate safely through the precinct.

New World City
BrisAsia Festival

The annual BrisAsia Festival was held from 27 January - 19 February to celebrate Brisbane's diverse Asian communities and connections.

Smart, prosperous city
New Chermside Library

Brisbane's biggest suburban library, co-located with the North Regional Business Centre, opened in March and is full of world-class features.


Ten Brisbane artists are creating works of art from second-hand and salvaged materials for the Salvage Recycling Art Competition and Exhibition.

Well-designed, subtropical city
Our urban forest

Our Neighbourhood Shadeways program invites residents to plant shade trees at street tree planting events to help grow our urban forest.

04 April 2017