Urban Futures Brisbane

Brisbane City Council draws on the expert and independent strategic advice of the Urban Futures Brisbane (UFB) Board when considering planning projects that enhance economic growth, support and encourage businesses, and maintain Brisbane’s friendly, energetic and subtropical lifestyle. 

The Urban Futures Brisbane Board meets six times a year and is supported by a secretariat that sits within Council's City Planning and Economic Development branch.

The board is responsible for three main initiatives grouped under the portfolio areas of Urban Renewal Brisbane, Inclusive Brisbane Board and the Independent Design Advisory Panel.

Urban Futures Brisbane Board members

The board members have a wealth of industry and government experience. Read the individuals' industry background and experience.

Inclusive Brisbane Board

The Inclusive Brisbane Board provides advice and guidance to Council on social inclusion issues, especially in relation to growth and development across Brisbane. This includes:

  • building resilience within communities
  • acting on key homelessness issues across Brisbane
  • seeking opportunities to provide arts and creative spaces
  • encouraging coordinated efforts of services across all levels of government and the community.

Independent Design Advisory Panel

The Independent Design Advisory Panel consists of a range of members independent from Council who provide industry-based real world advice on:

  • design, quality and appropriateness of strategies and projects of importance to Brisbane's growth
  • enhancing the quality of Council's planning approach by contributing innovative ideas.

Urban Renewal Brisbane

For more than 20 years, Urban Renewal Brisbane has continued to pursue practical and innovative rejuvenation of the central business district and important inner-city areas.

Urban Renewal Brisbane ensures these revitalised areas are a great place for people and business by focusing on integrating:

  • transit
  • mixed-use areas
  • subtropical building forms
  • new and improved public spaces.

The City Centre Master Plan has been developed to: 

  • reinforce the city centre as Queensland's major economic and retail hub ensuring future capacity and infrastructure exists to support growth and economic activity
  • ensure high standards of urban development and subtropical design of buildings and public spaces
  • enhance the city centre as a people place by creating new recreational spaces, cultural facilities and experiences
  • improve access to the city centre for local businesses, residents and workers with new transit and better walking and cycling options.

More information

The UFB Board welcomes the opportunity to develop links with others wishing to contribute to Brisbane’s future prosperity.

  • Write to: 
    UFB Secretariat
    City Planning and Economic Development branch
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001
  • Phone Council on 07 3403 8888
Last updated:13 May 2019