Urban Futures Brisbane Board portfolios | Brisbane City Council

Urban Futures Brisbane Board portfolios

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

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.

Lord Mayor's Oxley Creek Catchment Taskforce

The Lord Mayor’s Oxley Creek Catchment Taskforce is a true partnership involving:

  • Council
  • Queensland Government agencies
  • Logan City Council
  • Department of Defence
  • Oxley Creek Catchment Association and other community environmental organisations.

These groups are united in delivering a vision to achieve a positive outcome in the catchment to assist in retaining an invaluable environmental asset.

For more information refer to the Lord Mayor's Oxley Creek Catchment Taskforce.

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.


13 March 2018