The South Bank 2050 masterplanners announced

If you are an owner or considering buying in South Brisbane, some big changes to the South Bank precinct are on their way. The 42-hectare riverfront precinct in Brisbane is set to change significantly over the next 30 years. A consortium — aptly named the “Future South Bank Group” — is working on the 2050 plan.

“South Bank is an integral part of Brisbane’s urban fabric,” Future South Bank Group leader Urbis design director Natalie Hoitz said, commenting on the appointment.

The consortium will deliver the 30-year vision, which is currently open to public consultation, with a finalised draft master plan slated for release in September. At the time of writing, no official costs have been established. This is because the consortium have announced that they consider hearing from the community and major stakeholders, and getting a better understanding of how the space is used now (and in the future) more important.

“There are a range of activities planned in the coming months and already underway for the community to have their say,” Hoitz said.

The master plan, which will be funded by South Bank Corporation, will cover the 42-hectare area, and includes the 17-hectares of parklands.

The Queensland government and South Bank Corporation announced South Bank’s 2050 master plan in 2018, coinciding with the approaching 30th anniversary of Brisbane hosting the World Expo in 1988. All heritage-listed venues and buildings will be retained in the new master plan.

The South Bank master plan will be a thirty-year document, with its final implementation subject to South Bank Corporation and state government approval.

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Written: 7 February 2020

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