Have your say on future of South Bank

Queenslanders are being asked to have their say on the future of South Bank to ensure it remains one of Queensland’s most-loved destinations.

The Future South Bank Draft Master Plan includes proposals such as making Grey Street more pedestrian friendly, improving the Promenade path along the river, increasing green space, upgrading the Cultural Forecourt and creating a world-class maritime precinct.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said more than 30 years on from World Expo ’88, the time has come to plan for the 42-hectare precinct to be renewed and reinvigorated.

“South Bank is the People’s Park,” the Premier said.

“It’s fitting that the people have a say in its future.

“More than 10,000 pieces of feedback have shaped the Future South Bank Draft Master Plan, making it a plan by the people, for the ‘People’s Park’.

The Brisbane 2032 Olympics and Paralympic Games will again propel South Bank onto the world stage and this plan will make sure the precinct remains world-class.

Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development Steven Miles said the Queensland Government is committed to ensuring South Bank remains a must-visit global destination. 

“South Bank’s iconic beach, bougainvillea-lined arbour, rainforest and riverside greens, will be protected and celebrated,” he said.

“The plan proposes more of what the community told us they love.

“It proposes more green space, places to enjoy by the river, people-friendly streets, improved active travel connections and more diverse dining opportunities.

“The vision is for South Bank to remain Brisbane’s most lively, green, and inclusive precinct for current and future generations to enjoy.”

South Bank Corporation Chief Executive Officer Bill Delves said through the master plan process we understand just how much the community, business and industry love and value South Bank.

We are proud of what this globally recognised precinct has provided to the community and economy of Queensland over the last three decades, and we look forward to making it even better for the future.

The master plan proposes a range of ideas and improvements to help guide the long-term evolution of the precinct.

“It provides us with a blueprint to guide the renewal of older spaces, to integrate this precinct with neighbouring projects and precincts, and to enhance South Bank’s appeal in line with state or city-wide initiatives.

“We encourage everyone to have their say on the draft master plan and help ensure South Bank’s legacy supports the future needs of our community,” he said.

Engagement on the draft master plan will be held over the next six weeks and will include a series of community pop-up information sessions and an online survey. Public consultation closes midnight 14 December 2022.

“Following public consultation, and extensive industry and stakeholder engagement, the feedback will be analysed to help determine the final master plan, which is expected to be completed by late 2023,” he said.

For more information on the draft master plan and to ‘have your say’ go to www.futuresouthbank.com.au