Brisbane City Centre Master Plan 2014

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Brisbane is on the brink of an exciting period of transformation and economic opportunity. The Brisbane City Centre Master Plan 2014 has been developed to ensure we capitalise on this vast potential and seize today’s opportunities.

With Brisbane's economy predicted to double over the next 20 years, demand for office, retail, residential and hotel space in the city centre is expected to equate to around 50 new buildings. The master plan delivers a coordinated strategy to guide future development, transport and public space investments over the next 20 years to ensure our city heart is safe, attractive and a continued source of pride. 

The master plan will achieve the vision of being an ‘open city’ through a coordinated framework of five strategies and the delivery of transformative projects and initiatives. These projects and initiatives have been grouped together into the 10 city-making moves, and six of these have been highlighted as priority projects for delivery.

You can download the City Centre Master Plan in full or in parts:

Draft City Centre Neighbourhood Plan

Council has recently prepared the draft City Centre Neighbourhood Plan, which translates key elements of the master plan into Brisbane City Plan 2014. This statutory neighbourhood plan will ensure that future development in the City Centre is consistent with the intent of the master plan.

Brisbane City Centre - An open city

Brisbane is experiencing an exciting period of transformation, delivering on the Brisbane City Centre Master Plan 2014 vision: a city open for business with a lifestyle for all to enjoy. The goals of the Brisbane 2022 New World City Action Plan to position Brisbane as a top-10 global lifestyle city are realised through our commitment to world-class infrastructure and planning.

This report documents many projects and initiatives we are delivering to transform our city centre. It outlines key plans and strategies for Brisbane’s CBD including everything from a green spine connecting Roma Street Parkland to the City Botanic Gardens, to an upgrade that will transform Edward Street into a world-class retail precinct. As the economic hub of Queensland and social heart of Brisbane, it is important that we harness opportunities to attract further investment and visitation.

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Your city centre. Your future. Your say

The community was invited to have their say on the draft master plan from 17 September - 25 October 2013. Feedback received during this period (Word - 1.28Mb) was considered in the development of the final City Centre Master Plan 2014.

The directions and delivery priorities of the draft master plan were influenced by feedback obtained from residents, businesses and industry experts during the Ideas Fiesta in April and May 2013. Council received thousands of ideas for our city centre through the three-week long program of events held across the CBD, supported by social media.

More information

To find out more about the City Centre Master Plan:

25 July 2016