The implementation of the Kurilpa Master Plan is a shared responsibility between government, private sector and the community. The draft master plan proposes to kick-start the transformation of Kurilpa through the delivery of seven priority projects. The priority projects outlined below will be delivered over the next five to ten years to revitalise Kurilpa’s riverfront and better connect Kurilpa with the city centre and the Queensland Cultural Precinct.
An effective planning framework is also necessary to harness and guide development and help deliver the vision for Kurilpa. The South Brisbane Riverside Neighbourhood Plan will be updated and amended to incorporate the directions of the master plan.
Close Riverside Drive
Close and reclaim Riverside Drive for parkland.
Investigate the delivery of a major new cultural facility
Investigate the delivery of a new cultural facility of national significance on the Queensland Government owned land adjacent to the William Jolly Bridge.
Deliver a new park at Hope Street and investigate the delivery of a new riverfront amphitheatre
Deliver a 10,000 square metre riverfront park through the redevelopment of strategic sites, and investigate the delivery of a riverfront amphitheatre within this space.
Implement a high-frequency bus service
Implement a high-quality and high-frequency bus transport service to directly connect Kurilpa with the CBD and inner-city locations.
Deliver an urban playground under the viaducts
Deliver an urban playground under the Merivale Bridge viaducts such as concrete pier art, urban play infrastructure and pocket parks through a staged process.
Investigate the delivery of a river-based transport stop
Investigate the delivery of a new dual-berth, river-based transport stop along the river’s edge, offering the potential to support both ferry and water taxi services.