Please circulate amongst your networks
this issue of
If national perceptions about
Industry forums highlighted the need for
You can read the Brisbane’s Unique Window of Opportunity report here.
Positioning the city as a vibrant cultural hub is seen as a key factor in promoting
The Brisbane City Council has incorporated these ideas into its Economic Development Plan 2012 – 2031. The plan promotes
You can read the Brisbane Economic Development Plan summary here.
The Brisbane City Council is now developing a ten-year River’s Edge Strategy to help transform the river’s edges, with the inner-city reach of the river from The University of Queensland at
Complete the survey here by 31 October.
When the Brisbane Times ran a story on this initiative it attracted interesting comments. One resident highlighted the poor upkeep of the area along the Kangaroo Point cliffs in comparison with the well maintained South Bank Parklands. Another suggested the Council buy back floodable properties and open them up as riverside parkland. Some wondered if the river be made blue rather than brown (without the use of Photoshop). Better bike paths that are continuous, a flood museum and a small outdoor stage also featured in comments.
You can read the story and comments here.
Rivers are a feature of mature world-class cities, including
In the new world,
Travel website TripAdvisor already ranks
When Forbes magazine went looking for
You can see the list here.
The things that make a place hip are also those that make it distinctive, the things that local businesses bring to a city. Maybe these are the developments we need to encourage along the river?
Whatever you think, here’s your chance to put your ideas forward. What might help
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