Guidelines for The Queen’s Wharf Priority Development

Brisbane-Queens-Wharf1New design guidelines released this week will help transform the public space surrounding the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane (QWB) development into an inviting, world-class destination, under the guidance of some of Australia’s best design experts.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Planning Jackie Trad said the Queen’s Wharf design guidelines and the Palaszczuk Government’s newly appointed ‘Urban Design Panel’ of planning and design experts would ensure the Queen’s Wharf project delivered new high-quality public realm for our city.

“The Queen’s Wharf Priority Development Area is a major project which will transform the south-western edge of Brisbane’s CBD, attracting significant investment to our city and creating up to 3,000 jobs during construction and 8,000 ongoing jobs post-construction,” Ms Trad said.

“We know the people of Brisbane love well designed and attractive places and spaces and with these guidelines, our new specialist Urban Design Panel will ensure we create more world-class public spaces in this premier site for residents and visitors to our city to enjoy.

“Brisbane’s first roads, wharves and infrastructure can all be traced back to Queen’s Wharf. In fact, this area is home to 11 Queensland Heritage sites and archaeological places listed of local heritage value, including the convict built Commissariat store – Queensland’s second oldest building – the Commandant’s Cottage and the site of the Bellevue Hotel.

“These guidelines will help ensure the new public spaces respect the Queen’s Wharf riverfront and rich heritage, while still maximising connectivity and appeal through appropriate design, entrances and landscaping.”

“The panel will play an important role in lifting the standards of urban design and place making across Queensland.”

The new Queensland Urban Design and Places Panel is made up of 18 high-calibre practitioners from across Australia representing key design disciplines. Members will be selected to represent the panel to provide advice on significant projects across Queensland on a project by project basis. To read more click here.

The 9th International Urban Design Conference will be held at Hyatt Canberra from Monday 7th-8th November 2016 with optional tours available on Wednesday 9th November.

Conference registrations are now open. CLICK HERE to register for the Conference.

This years’ theme, Smart Cities for 21st Century Australia – How urban design innovation can change our cities”  will focus on an understanding of what makes a city ‘smart’ from a urban design perspective and how the built environment develops during the city planning process.

Authors or organisations interested in presenting at the 9th International Urban Design Conference are invited to submit an abstract. To submit an abstract CLICK HERE.

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