Brisbane's Future Blueprint
principles to guide our city.
Brisbane is a great place to live, work, and relax - it’s no wonder our city is growing. Together we’ve achieved a lot. We’ve created more lifestyle and leisure options and delivered better public transport while keeping Brisbane clean and green. But there’s more work to be done.
As a community, we talked about Brisbane’s future and asked some important questions about trade-offs and priorities.
More than 100,000 residents had their say
That's 1 in 5 Brisbane households
Every suburb in Brisbane participated
Explore the principles
Together we developed a plan with eight principles to guide decisions and to ensure our friendly and liveable city thrives. See how we're tracking.
Protect the Brisbane backyard and our unique character
We have our own unique architecture to accommodate our tropical weather.
Our city’s history and character is vitally important. Protecting Brisbane’s way of life will mean our exciting future looks familiar, by retaining the things we love about our city. More choice for how residents live and relax will mean families can still choose to spend time in the quiet of their own yard.
How we'll get there
1. Allow townhouses and apartments only on appropriately zoned land, such as medium density residential areas.
2. Audit Emerging Community land and rezone to Low Density Residential land where appropriate.
3. Work with the Queensland Government to enforce minimum setbacks.
Get people home quicker and safer with more travel options
We need public transport and more walkable, cyclable neighbourhoods to support our communities and connect us.
As Brisbane grows, so too will the need for more travel options so residents can spend more time with family and less time travelling. Better roads and more public transport will make it easier to get around our city.
How we'll get there
1. Works for the Brisbane Metro will begin in 2019.
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You can also download the full Plan your Brisbane Citywide engagement summary report (PDF, 16.9 MB).