We’d suggest the smartest part of this plan though is that it largely matches the City Centre masterplan adopted by Brisbane City Council over a year ago. Finally we have a Council (mostly big enough to make their own decisions) with the financial and planning support of the State. Council’s Urban Renewal team, under the leadership of the late Trevor Reddacliff, spent a long time assessing what the city heart needs, and did plenty of consultation with stakeholders near and far.
The State Govt says it will now spend another 3 years and $3.5million fine-tuning their plan. Lord Mayor Newman says there’s no monopoly on good ideas – but in the interests of our inner city’s future it’d be good to get past “Go”! More info is at www.smartstate.qld.gov.au