Urban Design in Brisbane

Kooka! Trail artwork, Paddington Terraces Village Precinct Project

Brisbane City Council values the unique character of the city and our attractive subtropical lifestyle. Council is supporting design based approaches and thinking to achieve creative and innovative urban design for Brisbane.

Find out about Brisbane’s Future Blueprint and information on creative lighting, Village Precinct Projects, Design Guidelines, public art, urban activations and more.

Design highlights

Design strategy and guidelines

Read Council's Design-led City - a design strategy for Brisbaneand see how we’re achieving design excellence across Brisbane

Village Precinct Projects

We're creating liveable places with vibrant neighbourhood centres for local communities and visitors to enjoy.


Outdoor Gallery

Brisbane City Council's Outdoor Gallery transforms Brisbane's laneways and city streets into imaginative, curious, and engaging spaces.

Traditional character housing design guide

This guide provides a collection of design principles to make altering or extending your Brisbane traditional character home simple and effective.

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Brisbane City Council acknowledges this Country and its Traditional Custodians. We pay our respects to the Elders, those who have passed into the dreaming; those here today; those of tomorrow.