Long term growth plan for Brisbane

The Brisbane City Council has released its City Centre Master Plan, which provides a 20 year strategy on how to maximise its future growth.

The Property Council of Australia has worked with the Brisbane group to update the plans, originally laid out in 2006.

Transport is one of the key areas that will be focused on over the coming years, in addition to the economy, build reform for commercial and residential real estate, culture and the public realm.

Five key outcomes for the city include:

►Free movement
►Utilising as much space as possible
►Focus on the outdoor lifestyle
►Create an atmosphere of opportunity
►Allow for breathing buildings

Consultation will continue into next year with a statutory review of the City Centre Neighbourhood Plan in 2014.

Brisbane's $114 billion economy is worth 44 per cent of the entire Queensland economy and as a result of the mining boom, the capital is set to continue to expand over the next two decades.

Population growth as a part of the mining sector is projected to be concentrated to the south-east and because of this – the report is labelling Brisbane as the fastest growing mature city in the world.