New plans to revitalise Brisbane’s CBD riverfront, a 1.2 kilometre stretch of river frontage from the City Botanic Gardens to Howard Smith Wharves, has been released.
New ferry and CityCat terminals are included in Brisbane City Council’s draft master-plan, which aims to improve river access and cement the CBD river frontage into “a world-class employment and lifestyle precinct”.
The draft plan includes an increase of the current pathway to an eight-metre-wide promenade which would span the riverfront, and includes an increase of green-space, trees, and public art.
“This is just one of the ways we are making the Brisbane of tomorrow even better than the Brisbane of today,” Brisbane City Council said of the draft plans released on Thursday.
The riverfront precinct is currently home to more than 30 dining destinations and 1.6 hectares of parkland.
The draft plan also includes a proposed new green bridge connection at Kangaroo Point.
“It’s part of our bigger plan to connect people and places,” City Planning Chair Matthew Bourke said.
Bourke says the draft plan took cues from well-known waterfronts, including the likes of San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf and Singapore’s Marina Bay.
Property giant Dexus is under way on its $1.4 billion Waterfront project transforming Brisbane’s Eagle Street Pier.
Council’s draft masterplan for Brisbane’s riverfront will be open to public consultation from Monday 11 November through to early December.
The final masterplan will be released in 2020.
Originally published by Dinah Lewis Boucher in The Urban Developer here.