ADC Supports development plans and redevelopment at West End

ADC Supports development plans and redevelopment at West End

ADC is supportive of the joint State Government and Brisbane City Council endorsed redevelopment plans proposed at Brisbane’s West End.

The project, dubbed the Kurilpa MasterPlan will see urban residential development and parkland replace under-utilised prime river-front land and aging semi-industrial/commercial premises.

ADC congratulates both the State Government and Council for working cooperatively in the development of this draft MasterPlan.

 

The Kurilpa draft master plan at West End will include new parks, urban playground and amphitheatre

A dozen protesters have gathered outside the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre ahead of the launch of the Kurilpa draft master plan today, August 21.

Brisbane City Councillor Helen Abrahams (Gabba Ward) said residents were angry the plan was developed without consultation with residents.

‘They know that once the draft plan is in place, to change it is really impossible’, Cr Abrahams said.

“We know this community, we know what really works.

“It is a unique opportunity, this community understands planning, they need to be heard, they should be heard”.

“South Brisbane MP Jackie Trad said the Kurilpa draft master plan had been developed behind closed doors.

“That’s the wrong way to go about this,’ Ms Trad said.

‘This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create excellent public space as well as meet the demands of the growing inner population.

“The problem is for residents to get a detailed briefing they have to pay $150.’

West End Community Association spokesman Erin Evans said the association was not invited to the launch but had bought some tickets.

The group is expected to hand out copies of the West End Community Association’s “six planning principals” to guests as they arrive at the launch.

The launch organised by the Brisbane Development Association is sold-out at a cost of $150 per head for non-members.

The new riverfront parks are a feature of the development transformation which is Brisbane’s largest inner city renewal in two decades.

The development at South Brisbane and West End will be revealed in the draft Kurilpa Riverfront Renewal Master Plan, due to be launched at a Brisbane Development Association lunch on Thursday, August 21.

The draft plan includes a large 1ha riverfront park, with plans to close and reclaim Riverside Dr, West End, for parkland.

It also features a high frequency public transport link, an urban playground under the Merivale Bridge viaduct, a new river-based transport terminal and a riverfront amphitheatre.

The Kurilpa draft plan will provide a framework for transforming more than 25ha of land and 1km of river frontage to create a new Brisbane riverfront destination, featuring accommodation, public space, cultural facilities and culinary experiences.

“Kurilpa is council’s next step in building a vibrant riverside culture in Brisbane and follows on from successful redevelopments of industrial waterfront land at Newstead and Teneriffe,” Cr Quirk said.

Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning, Jeff Seeney said the Queensland Government had been working closely with existing landholders on the Kurilpa site to facilitate their staged relocation.

Community feedback will be sought during the next six weeks until Friday, October 3.

 

Sources: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/the-kurilpa-draft-master-plan-at-west-end-will-include-new-parks-urban-playground-and-amphitheatre/story-e6frg6n6-1227031646233?nk=c40820ab00b63c3dab2f0f80d82fcd05

Concept drawings of the Kurilpa draft master plan. Picture: AECOM