The Queensland Government, through Arts Queensland has commissioned Urbis, Cox Rayner and Lord Cultural Resources to develop the Cultural Precinct Master Plan to guide future development and investment in the Cultural Precinct over the next 20 years. Government is now seeking public feedback on the Draft Cultural Precinct Master Plan.
The Cultural Precinct occupies a prime location on Brisbane’s South Bank adjacent to the city’s CBD and is home to the State’s leading arts and cultural institutions.
- Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA)
- Queensland Museum and Sciencentre (QM)
- Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)
- State Library of Queensland (SLQ)
The Draft Cultural Precinct Master Plan is available for download (PDF, 12,619KB).
Or download a summary (PDF, 12,449KB) of the Draft Cultural Precinct Master Plan.
Have your say
The public consultation period will run from Monday 5 May to Friday 27 June 2014. Opportunities for feedback include:
- An online feedback survey.
- Lodging a written submission or feedback via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Visiting the information display at “The Parlour” on Level 1 of the State Library
- By calling (07) 3034 4091 or toll free 1800 175 531.
- Further information is available from the Arts Queensland website www.arts.qld.gov.au.
The survey results will be analysed and used to inform the final Cultural Precinct Master Plan.
Why prepare a Master Plan?
Developing the Master Plan is a core objective of the Government’s Cultural Precinct Strategy 2013-2015 to consider the opportunities and full potential of the Precinct as an outstanding cultural tourism drawcard supporting the Government’s commitment to double overnight visitor expenditure by 2020 and to grow economic and social benefits.
The Master Plan aligns with the draft Queensland Plan by providing well planned and designed infrastructure through partnerships with the arts sector, business and community to achieve the best results for Queensland. The Master Plan also drives outcomes of the Arts for all Queenslanders Strategy by strengthening cultural tourism, delivering strong returns on arts and cultural investment and growing public value of arts and culture.
The Queensland Government recognises the potential of the Cultural Precinct to adapt and evolve to meet the changing needs of Queenslanders with future investment in the Precinct to be financially responsible while delivering great value for Queensland.
The Master Plan comprises many small and large-scale initiatives which, when brought together, will:
- Increase audience and visitor numbers by broadening the arts and lifestyle offerings in the Precinct.
- Encourage collaboration between the resident institutions and promote shared programs and facilities.
- Attract private sector involvement in building and facility development
- Encourage industry engagement in learning and innovation.
- Improve access and connectivity between the Precinct, South Bank, Kurilpa Urban Renewal, the Central Business District (including Queen’s Wharf and the BaT tunnel) and the riverfront.
Key Components of the Draft Master Plan
The Draft Cultural Precinct Master Plan document contains five main parts:
- Part A: Vision – setting vision and guiding principles for the plan
- Part B: Analysis – background research and technical assessments
- Part C: Strategies – key strategies which informed the detail of the plan
- Part D: The Plan – projects and interventions which will transform the precinct into a world-class, integrated, tourism, entertainment, innovation and cultural destination.
October 2013: UNDERSTAND – Analysis, ideas and guiding themes
November 2013: CHALLENGE – preliminary engagement and master planning scenarios
Ongoing: DEVELOP – draft Master Plan
May 2014: ENGAGE – public consultation on draft Master Plan
Still to come: REFINE – Master Plan completed