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Brisbane’s South Bank 2050 Masterplan
« on: January 28, 2020, 10:58:00 PM »
Theurbandeveloper.com---> Brisbane’s South Bank 2050 Masterplan Team Announced

Brisbane’s South Bank 2050 Masterplan Team Announced
A consortium to deliver South Bank's 30-year masterplan has been appointed, as part of plans to transform the 42-hectare riverfront precinct in Brisbane’s inner city.

"Future South Bank Group" is the consortium, which is led by Urbis and comprises Cox Architecture, Arup, Cultural Capital, Complete Streets, London-based Gillespies and New York’s Projects for Public Spaces.

“South Bank is an integral part of Brisbane’s urban fabric,” Urbis design director Natalie Hoitz said, commenting on the appointment.

The consortium will deliver the 30-year vision, which is currently open to public consultation, with a finalised draft master plan slated for release in September.
▲ The online mapping tool open to the public for the master plan process.https://yoursay.futuresouthbank.com.au/qas

“No costs have been established to date as this is part of the process we need to go through,” Hoitz told The Urban Developer.

“At this stage, hearing from the community and stakeholders and understanding the audience now and into the future is critical.

“There are a range of activities planned in the coming months and already underway for the community to have their say,” Hoitz said.

The master plan, which will be funded by South Bank Corporation, will cover the 42-hectare area, and includes the 17-hectares of parklands.

The Queensland government and South Bank Corporation announced South Bank's 2050 master plan in 2018, coinciding with the approaching 30th anniversary of Brisbane hosting the World Expo in 1988.

In the 1980s the industrial riverfront site was developed to become home to the World Expo ’88.

The transformation of South Bank, first a meeting place for traditional landowners, the Turrbal and Jagera people, became an early colonial port and industrial zone.

It was at the Expo’s conclusion, state government retained South Bank under government ownership, creating the South Bank Corporation in 1989.

In 1992, the parklands officially opened to the public.

While changes and the vision's costs are yet to be confirmed, South Bank Corporation states that heritage-listed venues and buildings will be retained.

Earlier this month a masterplan for the revitalisation of inner-Brisbane's Victoria Park golf course into a 45-hectare public parkland was released, as Brisbane's inner city continues its transformation.

Across the river from South Bank, located on Brisbane's CBD river edge, is the $3.6 billion Queen’s Wharf development which is slated to open in 2022. The project will join the recent completion of the Howard Smith Wharves entertainment precinct, located under the Story Bridge.

The South Bank master plan will be a thirty-year document, with its final implementation subject to South Bank Corporation and state government approval.

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Re: Brisbane’s South Bank 2050 Masterplan
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2020, 06:51:21 PM »
Brisbane Times---Construction to start on Brisbane's new theatre as South Bank plan delayed

Construction on Brisbane's new 1500-seat theatre is set to begin by the middle of this year despite the release of a $2 million master plan for South Bank being delayed.

In May 2018, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced a new $150 million venue would be built at the Playhouse Green as a new extension of the Queensland Performing Arts Centre at South Bank.

Concept drawings of the theatre were released when architects Blight Rayner + Snøhettain won the bid in May 2019.

Arts Minister Leeanne Enoch said there had been a "strong focus" on health and safety at the site to ensure construction could begin during the coronavirus pandemic.

“Early preparatory work began on the new theatre site at the Playhouse Green in March this year," she said.

“Construction work is planned to commence mid this year, and completion is scheduled for late 2022.

“Economic recovery is a priority and our government has worked closely with [managing contractor] Lendlease to ensure the new theatre project can continue to provide jobs and cashflow for contractors and businesses supporting project delivery during these challenging times."

Once construction is complete, QPAC will become Australia's largest performing arts centre, delivering capacity for an extra 260 performances and 300,000 visitors every year.

Before the outbreak of the coronavirus, more than one million people attended shows at QPAC each year.

While work on the theatre is still set to go ahead, a $2 million master plan to revitalise South Bank has been delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Palaszczuk government announced plans in late 2018 to give the 30-year-old Brisbane landmark a facelift.

The final plan was set to be released to the public by the end of 2020 but that is now unlikely.

South Bank Corporation CEO Bill Delves said social distancing rules had impacted the "stakeholder and community engagement program" and the timeline for the plan had been "revised".

Professor Delves could not say when the plan was expected to be released.

"In the meantime work continues to review community feedback from our engagement so far, with more than 10,000 pieces of feedback received," he said.

Almost 14 million people visited the Parklands last year.

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