Brisbane’s Defining Green Corridors
A strategy that encapsulates multiple ideas into one cohesive framework, epitomising the ‘clean, green and sustainable’ city and its subtropical lifestyle identity.
The strategy begins with the two most potent of the ‘green corridors’ – from Enoggera Creek Parklands through Victoria Park down to the Botanic Gardens, and from Suncorp Stadium through South Bank to the Gabba Stadium.
These corridors coincide with:
- Active transport (Metro, Cross River Rail and cycleways)
- Olympic venues in the inner city
- The ‘Knowledge Corridor’ (BCC)
- A rich tapestry of sites and trails of First Nations significance
The intent is for Brisbane to concentrate on the connections that will make these corridors definitively legible, and to place all new ‘legacy’ projects along them – for example, a State Natural History & Sciences Museum, an Indigenous Cultural Centre or a Subtropical Glasshouse.
Ultimately, five distinct green corridors are proposed. The others are from South Bank to Hawthorne/ Bulimba via two new green bridges, from Albion Park to New Farm Park, and from Victoria Park to North Shore Hamilton (with many ingredients already in place).
A long term aim is to create a new ‘urban metropolis’ on the Mayne Railyards, completely sustainable and carbon-negative, defined by its central green corridor.