Design strategy and guidelines

Brisbane City Council has developed a number of strategies and guidelines to support achieving quality design and design excellence in Brisbane. Information and documents include Council's overarching framework, Design-led City - a design strategy for Brisbane and our guide for low-to-medium density residential development, Design-led City - Low to medium density residential design guide.

Brisbane is a great place to live, work, and relax - it's a safe, vibrant, green and prosperous city, valued for its friendly and optimistic character and enjoyable lifestyle. The design of future buildings, places and spaces across our city should build on these attributes.

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Low-to-medium density residential design guide

The New World City design guide - Subtropical homes for a Brisbane lifestyle provides advice and support to encourage quality design of townhouses and apartments up to five storeys. Following public consultation, Council is developing the final design guide. More information will be available soon. 

You can download the draft guide:

Last updated:22 January 2020