Who We Are
BDA The Committee for Brisbane is an independent not-for-profit organisation that is committed to shaping Brisbane’s future as the world’s greatest and most liveable city.
For 60 years the BDA has been an influential a-political organisation that has provided strong advocacy in creating a better Brisbane. The BDA has been influential in the promotion of our subtropical city to achieve sustainable economic and lifestyle benefits for our businesses and communities.
Industry and community development has been at the heart of our events program with a focus on infrastructure investment, environment, tourism and Brisbane’s cultural development. Our forums have provided a platform for robust discourse and debate on the big ideas and issues that have sought to shape a more dynamic and exciting Brisbane.
Our membership is drawn from diverse areas of Brisbane’s business, government and community sectors. Our members have a vested interest in the future of Brisbane and are actively involved in creating a better city through their membership. BDA The Committee for Brisbane is focused on delivering strong support, advocacy and promotion for its membership. Read more about membership.
Download a copy of the BDA Constitution here.
The Brisbane Development Association was founded in 1957 by Sir Reginald Groom, a former Brisbane Lord Mayor who created the BDA to provide feedback on issues affecting the city’s development.
We engage all levels of government, industry and the community to make Brisbane Australia’s best city.
The BDA is a not-for-profit, public interest organisation, comprising members from across Brisbane who are committed and motivated to create a better Brisbane.
The BDA initiates regular events for members and non-members for the discussion of matters that promote the development of a better Brisbane.