Conrad Gargett launches World-leading Urban Precinct Plan

South Bank stakeholders announce a 20 year Vision

South Bank, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Conrad Gargett, a leading Australian practice in architecture and interiors, urban design and landscape architecture, are proud to work with Business South Bank and precinct stakeholders to launch an innovative future vision for South Bank in Brisbane. As Queensland’s premier precinct of culture, innovation and recreation, South Bank features iconic riverfront parklands and a number of globally significance destinations.

Underpinned by collaborative aspirations, Vision South Bank documents future planning for the precinct for the next two decades and has been endorsed by Business South Bank. The guide inspires each stakeholder to combine their aspirations by preparing forward plans that are complementary to the shared vision, so that initiatives and investments collectively contribute to the precinct’s shared future.

Business South Bank was established in 1999 in response to the precinct leaders’ desire for a common voice and aims to bolster business success in the South Bank precinct. Business South Bank expressed their gratitude to the contributors of this vision including South Bank Corporation, Griffith University, Queensland Museum, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, ARIA Property Group, City Parklands and Conrad Gargett. And they expressed their appreciation to the precinct stakeholders for their commitment to the implementation of the vision.

Bruce Wolfe, Managing Director of Conrad Gargett and Chair of Vision South Bank stated, “Vision South Bank provides a shared vision for the future of the precinct and is a cohesive plan for delivering a new generation of cultural facilities and public spaces to ensure South Bank retains its position as a world-leading urban precinct.”

“Excellence on a world stage is in South Bank’s DNA. Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre is a global leader, GoMA is Australia’s most visited gallery and South Bank Parklands continue to be a world class attraction,” stated Wolfe. “The success of the South Bank precinct presents new opportunities for the city to leverage.”

Four strategies will guide the future of the South Bank precinct to ensure it evolves as a global destination, connections are enhanced, there is space to sustain future population and visitation growth, and collaboration and communication is maximised for a cohesive precinct experience.

Wolfe expressed, “A sustainable vision for the future is needed. And now is a great opportunity to set that Vision for the next twenty years for South Bank.”