Apr 22, 2008

FAQs: CBD PARK(ing) - Planning Brief

What are the planning and public space issues that make PARK(ing) important to the CBD? (*add local issues by posting a comment)

The CBD is the geographical and emotional centre to Brisbane – it has always been a strong expression of our values as a city. It has
  • Strong identity with traditional civic plazas and malls (Queen St, King George)
  • Important parks (Botanic Gardens, Queens Park, Anzac Square, Roma St)
  • All the main public transport functions
  • Transitions from commercial to residential uses in the CBD puts new dynamics on public open space
  • Activity on the street is key to its character and business trade
  • New development pressures – eg Northbank
  • Imminent new pedestrian connections - eg Tank St Bridge
  • Significant new public realm projects (King George Square/Busway/Roma St)

What are the local planning documents shaping the CBD?

1. Draft City Centre Neighbourhood Plan (2007) This is the plan which will ultimately end up in the Planning Scheme. Get to know Map 3 which shows pedestrian priorities.
2. City Centre Masterplan (2006)
This document outlines some important thinking about the urban design and future of CBD and guided the above neighbourhood plan.
3. QLD Government Smart Cities Report (2007)

Key CBD PARK(ing) Sites?

The CBD is particularly complicated with loading, bus stops, clearways, and construction – check the signs!!! It is up to local cluster leaders/individuals to locate and negotiate their own PARK(ing) spaces, but some of your local site targets could include -
1. Streets of existing or proposed pedestrian priority (eg Elizabeth, George, Mary St, Market St)
2. Private multi-level carparks (rooftops)

There are already keen PARKers in this area, contact brisparkingday@live.com to find out who else is PARK(ing) near you.