Kurilpa riverfront renewal


Over the coming years, Kurilpa will emerge as a vibrant new riverside community, confident in its place in Brisbane’s heart. Open, diverse, energetic and dynamic, Kurilpa will exemplify the aspirations and values of Australia’s New World City – global in ambition yet distinctly local in character and style.

At more than 25 hectares in size and across the river from Brisbane’s Central Business District (CBD) and neighbouring Queensland’s premier cultural precinct, Kurilpa represents an urban regeneration opportunity of immense scale and city-shaping significance. It is Brisbane’s largest inner-city renewal precinct in more than two decades.

Kurilpa’s one kilometre stretch of north-facing river frontage offers the city’s most significant opportunity to deliver on Brisbane City Council’s River’s Edge Strategy – our vision to improve access and amenity along the inner-city reaches of the Brisbane River.

Council and the Queensland Government are working together to facilitate the renewal of Kurilpa. An ambitious draft master plan provides the framework for Kurilpa’s transformation from industry and factories to a world-class riverfront destination welcoming 11,000 new residents and delivering 8000 new jobs.

A key element of the project involves Council and Queensland Government working collaboratively with the key industrial landowners to enable their staged relocation out of Kurilpa. This will open up catalyst development sites that have been quarantined from the public for decades.

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360° aerial

See Kurilpa like you've never seen before with our interactive 360° aerial view.

See the plan area

Three defined Kurilpa neighbourhoods will offer different ways of living, working and playing. Find out how the draft master plan aims to guide Kurilpa into the future.

Priority projects

Priority projects are intended to be delivered over the next five to ten years to revitalise Kurilpa's riverfront. See what we have in store for the area.

Draft master plan

The draft Kurilpa Master Plan sets the framework to guide the transformation of Brisbane’s largest inner-city renewal precinct in two decades.

Our vision

A short walk from the CBD, Kurilpa will be a new riverfront destination - a sophisticated inner-city community with a mix of contemporary apartments, state-of-the-art offices and world-class cultural venues. It will be a place to shop, dine, visit and celebrate. A natural extension of the Queensland Cultural Precinct, it will be an incubator of ideas and a powerhouse of creativity.

Kurilpa will capture the rhythm and spirit of Brisbane’s outdoor lifestyle, opening up an entire one kilometre of riverfront for play, relaxation and civic events. Showcasing the best in contemporary design, Kurilpa will retain strong links to its rich heritage. Chimney stacks and industrial relics will stand as landmarks to the past.

Kurilpa will celebrate the best of our river city.

Next steps

Council would like to thank those who provided feedback on the draft Kurilpa Master Plan throughout the six week community consultation period. The next steps of the project are being determined in partnership with the Queensland Government.


Council is committed to keeping you informed throughout the life of the Kurilpa Riverfront Renewal project.

More information

For more information, phone Council on 07 3403 8888 or email the project team.

Last updated: 1 May 2019