Urban Futures Brisbane Board portfolios

The Urban Futures Brisbane Board is responsible for four main initiatives grouped under the following portfolio areas:

Better Suburbs Initiative Board

The role of the Better Suburbs Initiative (BSI) Board is to guide and shape a program of renewal across the city and provide independent advice on how to achieve renewal in Brisbane’s suburbs. The Board will assist Council to identify opportunities to facilitate viable investment and reinvigoration, enhancing suburban quality of life through enhanced economic performance and infrastructure investment in the suburbs of Brisbane. The Board will provide advice on:

  • solutions required to enable renewal of strategic suburban locations, in a manner which facilitates development in partnership with local investors and the local community
  • a coordinated approach to infrastructure delivery, planning and development issues in suburban locations throughout Brisbane
  • the successful delivery of projects, services, and initiatives for suburban locations throughout Brisbane
  • future priorities for investment to help inform budget processes and cross-government projects.

For more information, refer to the Better Suburbs Initiative Board.

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.

For more information, refer to the Inclusive Brisbane Board.

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.

For more information, refer to the Independent Design Advisory Panel.

Urban Renewal Brisbane

For over 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 2014 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.


Last updated: 16 September 2019