Brisbane has grown up around the City Reach Waterfront, from its early role as a maritime centre, to the important professional services and lifestyle centre we know today.
The City Reach Waterfront Master Plan will set a common vision for the waterfront to guide development and infrastructure delivery so that the whole precinct benefits from new investment.
The following principles will guide the master plan process.
- An accessible precinct Space for pedestrians, cyclists, workers and visitors.
- A destination precinct More things to see and do, with opportunities to access the river.
- A unified precinct Outcomes that benefit the whole precinct.
The City Reach Waterfront includes some of the city’s most valuable commercial land and iconic riverside public spaces, and is a significant destination for office workers, residents and tourists.
The master plan process will be guided by the following principles:
- An accessible precinct – space for pedestrians, cyclists, workers and visitors
- A destination precinct – more things to see and do, with opportunities to access the river
- A unified precinct – outcomes that benefit the whole precinct
Initial themes to be investigated in the master plan are:
- Putting people first – Making the area easy to access and improving existing public spaces
- Creating more reasons to visit – A New World City is a 24-hour city, with entertainment and activities for all
- Connecting the city to the river – Finding new ways to make the most of the river setting
- Developing a distinct identity – Establishing a sense of place by showcasing heritage, public art and greenspace
- City Reach Waterfront Master Plan opportunities (PDF – 1Mb)
- City Reach Waterfront Master Plan opportunities (Word – 92kb).
Master planning for the City Reach Waterfront was identified as an initiative in the Brisbane City Centre Master Plan 2014 and will support other Council strategies and frameworks including the:
- Global Precincts Strategic Vision 2017
- River’s Edge Strategy 2013
- River Access Network 2017
- River Art Framework 2018.
The next steps in the master plan process for the City Reach Waterfront is for Council to gather feedback and insight from stakeholders, to inform preparation of a draft master plan that will be released later in 2018 for public consultation.