Priority project: Albert Street

Albert Street will become Brisbane’s green spine, embodying our subtropical climate and outdoor lifestyle. This street will serve as a leafy connection allowing people to amble and enjoy the journey between the City Botanic Gardens and Roma Street Parkland.

Achieving the aspirational vision for Albert Street will involve both short-term ideas to catalyse change and longer-term initiatives that deliver on the economic and public realm potential of the street.

Delivery of this project is a key outcome of the Brisbane City Centre Master Plan 2014 (CCMP) and will include:

  • ongoing activation
  • private reinvestment
  • future streetscape upgrades.

Another key outcome of the CCMP is the draft City Centre Neighbourhood Plan. The draft plan translates strategies of the CCMP into more specific rules for development and includes streetscape amendments to support the changes to Albert Street.

For further information on each of the priority projects you can download the City Centre Master Plan.

Albert Street location

Albert Street Vision

The Albert Street Vision is one of the first steps to delivering the Albert Street priority project. The vision document provides principles and concepts to guide the private sector and Council on the future design and use of Albert Street. The vision document also provides options on how to get the balance right for sharing the space between businesses, pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles.

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Green spine concept

The green spine concept recognises the transformative potential of three interconnected areas - Roma Street Parkland, Albert Street and City Botanic Gardens.

The transformation of Albert Street into a subtropical corridor and living room will bring together Brisbane's city streets and gardens and link Wickham Park and Roma Street Parkland to King George Square and the City Botanic Gardens.

These projects will leave an important green legacy in our city heart and create a focal point for pedestrians, outdoor dining, events and activity.

Community engagement

The Albert Street Vision has been developed using ideas and feedback from the community.

In April and May 2013, Council consulted on the City Centre Master Plan through the Ideas Fiesta. During the Fiesta, Council invited local and interstate design firms to prepare transformative ideas for 17 inner-city areas, including Albert Street. The idea for Albert Street emerged as the clear community favourite.

In early 2014, Albert Street businesses, local property owners and the wider Brisbane community provided input into the development of the Albert Street Vision. In February 2014, Council hosted a three-day event in the street as part of the city's broader BrisAsia festivities. Council also consulted on preliminary ideas for the street, including potential urban elements (improvements and embellishments) and streetscape configurations (options for pedestrians, vehicles and cyclists). The feedback highlighted a preference for shared and pedestrianised spaces and indicated support for proposed improvements, including greenery, shade, lighting, events and activation.

Draft City Centre Neighbourhood Plan and streetscape amendments

With the recent finalisation of the Albert Street Vision, a proposal to amend Brisbane City Plan 2014 to guide development to deliver streetscape improvements to Albert Street has been made. The opportunity to comment on these streetscape amendments was available through the draft City Centre Neighbourhood Plan public consultation process 7 August to 30 September 2015.

More information

For more information about the Albert Street Vision, you can:

  • email the project team
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888
  • write to:
    City Centre Master Plan
    Reply Paid 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated:30 April 2019