The project sought to articulate how planning provisions and assessment process can best deliver the preferred outcomes for the City Centre.
Brisbane City Council and Urban Renewal Brisbane are in the process of revising the planning framework for the City Centre. As part of the revision, Donovan Hill was commissioned to undertake a Built Form Study to inform the key decisions, strategies and provisions within the new City Centre Master Plan and subsequent Neighbourhood Plan.
At the core of the investigation, the project sought to articulate how planning provisions and assessment process can best deliver the preferred outcomes for the City Centre.
Components of the study included:
- A review of recent planning policies and recently completed building projects in both Brisbane and key international cities to identify the built form provisions that facilitate best practice design, with a particular emphasis on sub-tropical design and how it enhances the public realm.
- An evaluation of the Existing City Centre Master plan’s Built Environment Strategy and its effective translation into the City Centre Neighbourhood Plan.
- An analysis of the specific provisions for built form in the City Centre Neighbourhood Plan and their success in promoting good building outcomes.
Acknowledging the critical impact of built form and public realm design on the identity of the city, research and recommendations have been structured around experiential benefits delivered through the consideration of the Street, Tower, Materials and Qualities, and Process.
- Review of built form attributes
- Built form controls suitable for inclusion in the Neighbourhood Plan