Streetscape design | Brisbane City Council

Streetscape design

The first section of this chapter details the new Citywide Streetscape Hierarchy. The hierarchy of streetscape types has been developed to suit the predominant land use type and anticipated pedestrian usage. Typical layout considerations and illustrations of each streetscape hierarchy type are provided.

The second section provides guidance on elements (street tree planting, awnings, footway dining and public art) and materials (paving and street furniture) for footway upgrades.

Citywide Streetscape Hierarchy

To ensure that the city has footways that service land use and pedestrian movement, a new Citywide Streetscape Hierarchy has been developed.

The Centres Detail Design Manual provides the detailed guidance for this hierarchy, which includes the following street types:

  • Subtropical Boulevards
  • City Streets
  • Neighbourhood Streets
  • Industrial Streets

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Download the full Citywide Streetscape Hierarchy:

Footway elements and materials

This section provides detailed guidance on the various elements and materials which make up the footway. This includes specific details about the required paving finishes, street tree planting, street furniture, awnings, footpath dining and public art.

Download the full Footway Elements and Materials document:


17 July 2014