Inner Spark

Brisbane is where big ideas and opportunities come alive.

We are starting a conversation with the community to spark the brightest of ideas that will help shape the future of our inner city and create new and exciting places alive with opportunity.

What would you like Brisbane to look like – in time for the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games and beyond?

Let us know us which big ideas you love, or tell us an idea of your own. Feedback is open until 25 September 2022.

These ideas will guide Council’s planning for the future and help make the Brisbane of tomorrow even better than the Brisbane of today.

Inner Spark themes

We put out a call for big ideas - and design studios, university students and industry bodies submitted their big ideas for Brisbane under seven themes:



Create more to see and do, promote access and inclusion




Improve the cycle network, enhance river connections, upgrade public transport, improve connections to inner city green space



Stage iconic events, deliver creative lighting, grow the visitor economy



Green our city, create walkable streets, activate small spaces



Future focused

Facilitate growth, plan our Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games legacy, elevate our global city



Clean, green, sustainable, carbon positive



Ability to respond, adapt and rebuild to challenging conditions

The big ideas

Click any of the images below to learn more about the idea and click ‘vote’ to let us know you love it!

Each caption provides information about the idea and submitter. Ideas are for discussion and are not Council policy.


Sparked an idea? Submit your own

Let us know your big idea for Brisbane. 

Inner Spark engagement events

We’ll be popping up at events across Brisbane over the coming months. At the Inner Spark engagement booth you can get involved and let us know your favourite big ideas, or tell us an idea of your own. Remaining events are listed below.

List of Inner Spark engagement events noting location, date and times
Event Event location Date Time
Ekka Saturday Gate 2, King Street entrance with the Brisbane Metro vehicle 13 August 10am-2pm
Milton Markets Cribb Street, Milton 21 August 7am-1pm
Queen Street Mall 40th birthday Queen Street Mall 26 August 12-3pm
Brisbane Open House – Iconic Precinct Fish Lane, Town Square, South Brisbane 27-28 August 9am-4pm
Davies Park Markets Davies Park, West End 3 September 6am-2.30pm
Cricket Queensland Community Day Allan Border Field, Albion 4 September 11am-1.30pm
Outdoor Gallery Howard Smith Wharves 16 September 6-8pm
Brisbane Serenades - Voices of Vic Park Victoria Park 18 September 2-6pm

More information

For more information about Inner Spark, you can: 

  • sign up to the Planning and Building database to receive updates about the Inner Spark project and other planning and building projects in Brisbane
  • email the project team
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888
  • write to: 
    Brisbane City Council
    Urban Renewal Brisbane (Inner Spark)
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane QLD 4001. 
Last updated: 11 August 2022

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