City Centre Master Plan - City-making moves

To fulfil our potential as a New World City the Brisbane City Centre Master Plan 2014 identifies key projects and initiatives that will transform our city centre over the next 20 years. These projects and initiatives have been grouped into 10 city-making moves.

The 10 city-making moves draw together the key elements of every strategy into clear, concise, and coordinated areas of action. They form the underlying framework for making decisions about the priorities for investment in our city centre.

The projects set out under each of the city-making moves are presented as initial propositions that will be subject to further investigation and detailed planning prior to delivery. To see how these moves fit into the Brisbane city centre, you can watch the 10 city-making moves animation.

For further information on each of the city-making moves and transformative projects you can download the City Centre Master Plan.

You can also view:

City Centre Master Plan  |  Vision and Strategy  |  Priority projects

Key projects and initiatives 

1. A river lifestyle

With more than 5km of riverfront land on its doorstep, our city centre has the potential to offer a lifestyle that will put Brisbane on the world stage.

Transformative projects include:

  • Howard Smith Wharves
  • Queen's Wharf
  • City Reach

2. City bridges

Brisbane will embrace the river and better connect inner-city neighbourhoods with investment in new river crossings and improvements to existing bridges.

Transformative projects include:

  • Kangaroo Point Bridge
  • Victoria Bridge

3. City boulevards

The streets of the city centre will be dynamic platforms for urban life and contribute to the culture, economy and movement of the city.

Transformative projects include:

  • Queen Street
  • Edward Street
  • Adelaide Street
  • Elizabeth Street

4. A green spine

Albert Street will be transformed into a subtropical corridor linking Wickham and Roma Street Parklands and the rejuvenated City Botanic Gardens.

Transformative projects include:

  • Albert Street
  • City Botanic Gardens
  • Wickham and Roma Street Parklands

5. Grand arrivals

Transit stations will be redeveloped to celebrate the arrival into our city centre with grand architecture and enhanced public spaces.

Transformative projects include:

  • Central Station
  • Roma Street Station

6. Transit city

The journey to our city centre will be a convenient and comfortable experience through investment in frequent and high capacity transit.

Transformative projects include:

  • Going underground (Cross River Rail and Brisbane Metro)

7. The inner-city stitch

Neighbourhoods on the edge of the city centre will be revitalised with new development and connections that will stitch the inner city together.

Transformative projects include:

  • Valley Heart and
    Centenary Place
  • City West and Petrie Terrace
  • Kurilpa
  • Spring Hill

8. Distinctive architecture

The city centre will showcase modern subtropical architecture that celebrates Brisbane’s heritage and makes the most of our pleasant climate.

Transformative projects include:

  • Strategic development sites
  • Neighbourhood plan and New World City Design Guide - Buildings that Breathe
  • Subtropical heritage loop

9. 24/7 event city

We will extend trading hours, offer international-standard dining and host world-class events as the foundation of our 24/7 city.

Transformative projects include:

  • Riverstage
  • Vibrant City program
  • City of lights
  • City at play

10. A creative economy

Our city centre will become an economic incubator, a meeting place of creative industries and a hub for the knowledge economy.

Transformative projects include:

  • Digital city
  • Knowledge incubators
  • Cultural quarters
  • Smart energy

The projects set out under each of the city-making moves are presented as initial propositions that will be subject to further investigation and detailed planning prior to delivery.

10 city-making moves animation

You can also watch this video and other related videos on Council's YouTube channel.

Last updated:17 September 2019