Focus Areas

The BDA is committed to actively supporting the development of the Brisbane greatermetro region to become one of the world’s greatest and most liveable cities.

Key themes for 2018 and 2019 are:

Connectivity –        Transport

–        technology

–        interconnected green space

Outdoor city/culture & lifestyle –        Subtropical design

–        Indigenous Brisbane

–        Culture & tourism economy

Enterprise & innovation –        Innovative culture

–        enterprise zones

–        night time economy

Equitable Brisbane –        Housing affordability

–        Employment

–        Housing balance and aged care

Advocating in the policy arena is part of our agenda and in 2018 and 2019 our principal policy focuses will include:

  • Preparing responses to changes in acts and government priorities that directly impact the greater Brisbane metropolitan area;
  • Supporting and advocating for effective delivery and management of key development opportunities, new infrastructure and heritage and environmental protection; and
  • Promoting and prioritising the identification and development of Brisbane’s global precincts.

Policy and Research Committee:

The committee has been exploring the key themes that will drive our advocacy efforts over the next 2 years and over the next few months will liaise with leading research institutes to explore how we can work together to advocate for a better Brisbane.

Response to the 2018 Draft Brisbane Transport Plan:

A consolidated response to the Draft Brisbane Transport plan will be provided by the end of March. The BDA: Committee for Brisbane supports long term strategic transport planning for Brisbane as it faces considerable growth challenges and our response outlines the need for a proactive commitment to delivering mass transit solutions across the city.  Download here   BDA Submission re BCC Transport Plan 280318_final

Our Projects

The BDA committee is committed to adding value to significant city-wide projects which contribute to the built and natural environment, promote the economic development of Brisbane and build and strengthen communities.

Some of the projects we are currently working on include:

  • Brisbane Open House Event

We continue to lead much of the debate on the merits of urban development and government infrastructure spending and implementation.

Some of the key projects we have been involved in include:

  • Lord Mayor’s Roundtable
  • Brisbane City Council City Plan Review Reference Group
  • Brisbane City Council Long Term Infrastructure Plan
  • Queensland Government Transit Oriented Development Task Force
  • South East Queensland Regional Infrastructure Plan Reference Group

We have prepared and submitted submissions on the following projects:

  • North Bank Proposals
  • Draft South East Queensland Regional Plan 2009-2031
  • Draft South East Queensland Climate Change Management Plan.
  • Spring Hill Neighbourhood Plan

October 2017

Brendan Christou, BDA President, recently attended the launch of Brisbane Marketing’s Global Precincts vision and strategic document. The full document can be viewed here.

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