A City for Everyone: Inclusive Brisbane Plan 2019-2029 online

Acknowledgment of Country

Brisbane City Council acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land and their unique relationship with their ancestral country. We pay respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders of Brisbane, and recognise their strength and wisdom.

Lord Mayor’s message

Brisbane City Council is growing the Brisbane lifestyle so you can do more of what you love and connect with the people and places that make Brisbane great.

Part of what makes Brisbane such a liveable city is its accessibility and inclusivity that is helping ensure everyone feels they belong – regardless of age, ability or background.

Since 2012, we’ve invested more than $230 million to make Brisbane more accessible, connected and inclusive through the Brisbane Access and Inclusion Plan and Seniors’ Strategy. This commitment has seen Brisbane transform into a place where more local residents can participate than ever before.

We’ve implemented change that has seen 100% of our buses and CityCats become wheelchair and pram accessible. There are more recreation opportunities with seven accessible aqua play facilities and 40 all-abilities playgrounds. I’m also proud that there is more to see, do and learn for residents and visitors with multicultural festivals and community groups.

Growing the Brisbane lifestyle means seizing more opportunities to improve quality of life, celebrate diversity and engage older residents. Ten years ago, one-in-six residents were over the age of 60 and by 2029, it’s expected to be one-in-five. In 2006, one-in-four residents were born overseas and in 2016 it was one-in-three. Currently, one-in-five of us will experience disability in our lifetime and this generally increases as our population ages.

We know there’s more work to be done and that’s why we’re building on these achievements with the A City for Everyone: Inclusive Brisbane Plan 2019-2029 which will help shape an even better, more inclusive future for Brisbane over the next 10 years.

Thank you to more than 1200 residents, businesses, government representatives and community organisations that helped shape this plan. I look forward to ensuring the Brisbane of tomorrow is even better than the Brisbane of today.

Adrian Schrinner

Lord Mayor

Last updated: 27 March 2020