BRISBANE Lord Mayor Graham Quirk last week invited residents to help guide the future of the city and suburbs, following the launch of Brisbane City Council's Plan Your Brisbane project.
The initiative follows the Queensland Government's recently-released South East Queensland Regional Plan, which requires Brisbane to accommodate approximately 188,000 more dwellings by 2041 to cater for a growing population of around 386,000 new residents.
"Plan Your Brisbane is designed to give everyone the chance to have their say about the future of our city: what they like, what they want to change and how the next chapter of our city should be shaped," Cr Quirk said.
"We want to hear what people want to see for our city and our suburbs, whether that is more green space, more leisure and lifestyle options, more public transport options or less traffic congestion.
"People have already told us that Brisbane is a great place to live, work and relax – but our city is growing and we need to plan for the future."
Cr Quirk said that with a number of city-shaping project currently underway, it was important for the community to be part of creating a vision for Brisbane.
"With works on the Queens Wharf project and Howard Smith Wharves revitalisation well underway, as well as the second runway under construction at the Brisbane Airport and the Brisbane Metro starting, it is important that Brisbane takes advantage of these city-shaping opportunities," he said.
"Community can guide our plans for future growth, whether that is maintaining the character of our suburbs, focusing development around public transport options or building new place-making destinations, Plan Your Brisbane will give residents the chance to keep Brisbane heading in the right direction."
Plan Your Brisbane will involve a city-wide series of events, school activities and interactive digital opportunities for people to voice their views on city priorities and get involved in the conversation about Brisbane's future.
More information about Plan Your Brisbane is available from the Brisbane City Council website at <https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/planning-building/planning-guidelines-tools/plan-your-brisbane>.