The Brisbane City Council has released its draft City Reach Waterfront Master Plan document which aims to improve river access, highlight our heritage and revitalise Brisbane’s riverfront.
City Planning Chair Matthew Bourke said the draft plan would guide the planning and future growth of the 1.2 kilometre waterfront, to ensure it continues to be a world-class employment and lifestyle precinct.
“Brisbane is the best city in the world and we’re committed to making it even better. The City Reach Master Plan outlines ways to revitalise the waterfront, from the City Botanic Gardens through to Howard Smith Wharves,” he said.
“The draft vision reviewed 22 iconic waterfronts worldwide, from Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco to Marina Bay in Singapore and has identified six key qualities that contribute to their success.
“The draft plan promotes more green space and trees, public art, decorative lighting, highlighting heritage features and increasing the width of the promenade.
“New ferry and CityCat terminals will be considered to improve access to the river, while providing new opportunities for water-taxis, tour boat operators and private vessels.
“Extending the range of activities beyond dining allows residents and visitors to make the most of our incredible climate and enviable outdoor lifestyle, while activating the underused spaces along this iconic pathway.
“We’re excited to incorporate the best ideas into this project to ensure this area remains a great, family-friendly destination now and into the future.
The plan also details space for a proposed public riverside lap pool, relocation of the current city cat terminal and integration with the proposed Kangaroo Point green bridge.
The community will be consulted at various stages before the final master plan is released in 2020. The draft plan can be downloaded here.