City Reach Waterfront Master Plan

Have your say on the draft master plan before 5pm Monday 9 December.

Brisbane City Council has prepared a draft master plan for the City Reach Waterfront that explores how the area can continue to evolve into a world-class employment and lifestyle precinct.

The City Reach Waterfront includes some of the city's most valuable commercial land and iconic riverside public spaces, and is a significant destination for office workers, residents and tourists. The draft master plan outlines key strategies and actions to transform the waterfront so that it can realise its full potential as a New World City waterfront.

Key features of the draft master plan include:

  • a wider river promenade to allow more space for people to move
  • additional shade trees and landscaping to enhance comfort
  • more locations to access the river for water-based activities
  • enhanced public parks and improved lighting of iconic riverside buildings and heritage features.

View or download the City Reach Waterfront draft Master Plan:

Master planning for the City Reach Waterfront was identified as an initiative in the Brisbane City Centre Master Plan 2014 and supports other Council strategies and frameworks including the:

City Reach Waterfront Master Plan study area


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Community engagement

Council launched the master plan process in September 2018 with a public survey asking the community to reflect and comment on their connection to the City Reach area.

Council analysed the feedback received and used it to help create the draft master plan document.

Initial feedback included:

  • the waterfront is crowded and too narrow in places to meet the needs of pedestrians, cyclists and other users who want to linger
  • there is a need for more shaded green space and additional places to sit and enjoy the scenery
  • people desire more day and night activity, but consideration should also be given to potential impacts for the existing residential community
  • there is a strong demand for more community spaces in the area (90% of survey respondents), followed by cafes (46%), restaurants and bars (31%) and retail stores (15%)
  • of potential future river activities in the area, 57% of survey respondents indicated an interest in using passive craft (including kayaks, canoes and paddle boards), 56% in tour boats and water taxis and 24% in recreational craft (including yachts, small boats and jet skis).

Have your say

You can have your say on the City Reach Waterfront draft Master Plan before 5pm Monday 9 December:

Council will consider the feedback when preparing the final City Reach Waterfront Master Plan which will be released in 2020.

Timeline

Timeline for the City Reach Waterfront Master Plan process
September 2018

City Reach Waterfront Master Plan process commenced and opportunities document released.

Public survey open from 28 September to 29 October 2018.

Download the opportunities document:

Late-2019

Public consultation on the draft master plan from 11 November to 9 December. Download the draft master plan.

Mid 2020 Final City Reach Waterfront Master Plan to be released.

More information

For more information about the City Reach Waterfront Master Plan, you can:

Last updated:8 November 2019
Topics: city reach