Brisbane City Centre Master Plan 2014

Brisbane is on the brink of an exciting period of transformation and economic opportunity. Brisbane City Council developed the Brisbane City Centre Master Plan 2014 to ensure we capitalise on this vast potential and seize today’s opportunities.

With Brisbane's economy predicted to double over the next 20 years, demand for office, retail, residential and hotel space in the city centre is expected to equate to around 50 new buildings. The master plan delivers a coordinated strategy to guide future development, transport and public space investments over the next 20 years. This will ensure our city heart is safe, attractive and a continued source of pride. 

The master plan will achieve the vision of being an ‘open city’ through a coordinated framework of five strategies and the delivery of transformative projects and initiatives. These projects and initiatives have been grouped together into the 10 city-making moves. Six of these have been highlighted as priority projects for delivery.

You can download the City Centre Master Plan in full or in parts:

City Centre Neighbourhood Plan

The City Centre Neighbourhood Plan became effective on Friday 24 March 2017. The plan translates some of the strategies of the Brisbane City Centre Master Plan 2014 into more specific rules for development, in accordance with the Sustainable Planning Act 2009.

Brisbane City Centre - An open city

The goals of the Brisbane 2022 New World City Action Plan to position Brisbane as a top-10 global lifestyle city are realised through our commitment to world-class infrastructure and planning.

This report documents many projects and initiatives we are delivering to transform our city centre. It outlines key plans and strategies for Brisbane’s Central Business District, including a green spine connecting Roma Street Parkland to the City Botanic Gardens, to an upgrade to transform Edward Street into a world-class retail precinct. As the economic hub of Queensland and social heart of Brisbane, it is important that we harness opportunities to attract further investment and visitation.

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Your city centre. Your future. Your say

The community was invited to have their say on the draft master plan from 17 September - 25 October 2013. Feedback received during this period (Word - 1.3Mb) was considered in the development of the final City Centre Master Plan 2014.

The directions and delivery priorities of the draft master plan were influenced by feedback obtained from residents, businesses and industry experts during the Ideas Fiesta in April and May 2013. Council received thousands of ideas for our city centre through the three-week long program of events held across the CBD, supported by social media.

Other City Plan amendments

To ensure City Plan stays up-to-date and effective, Council regularly provides new or amended information, including other neighbourhood plans or citywide updates. 

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More information

To find out more about the City Centre Master Plan:

Last updated:15 May 2019