Brisbane has a rich network of pools and aqua parks, community halls, free outdoor gyms, libraries, parks, botanic gardens, creative and cultural facilities, sports clubs and community hubs.
Carefully planning for a growing city means stronger communities, more local jobs and affordable housing in a Brisbane that’s sustainable for future generations. Protecting and improving areas such as Mt Coot-tha with more picnic areas and walking trails, and developing new parks such as Victoria Park, will continue to improve the lifestyle of all residents.
Council has significantly enhanced the accessibility of these places and spaces since 2012, winning awards for supporting inclusivity. From hearing loops in community halls to all-abilities playgrounds and zero-depth aquatic pools where children of all-abilities can play together, Brisbane has become a more accessible and welcoming place to live and visit.
Council will expand its role in championing inclusion beyond our own buildings and open spaces by working closely with developers and community groups to ensure facilities appeal to all. Council will also encourage diverse housing options so residents can age in suburbs and housing of their choice. A continued focus on enhancing our local parks and making better use of space will mean more choice and easier access to local greenspace.
By 2029, people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds will have equal access to facilities and open spaces that enrich their lives.
- Lord Mayor's message
- Achievements so far
- Outcomes so far
- Our changing city
- Council's role
- Draft plan consultation
- Planning for an inclusive city
- Five pillars to make Brisbane a city for everyone
- 01 Travel
- 02 Work
- 03 Live
- 04 Enjoy
- 05 Connect
- Thank You