Have your say on the new Brisbane Streetscape Design Guidelines

The Brisbane community is being given the chance to have their say on Brisbane City Council’s new Brisbane Streetscape Design Guidelines when they go out for public exhibition from this Friday October 8 2010.

The guidelines, which will replace Council’s Centres Detail Design Manual, provide advice on Council requirements for public footway upgrades to a range of users including applicants and consultants responsible for development applications and streetscape upgrades.

They also deal with design matters for the public domain such as street tree planting, pavement finishes, furniture and public art contributions.

Through the guidelines Council want to be able to deliver footways that reflect the adjacent land use and anticipated pedestrian traffic, provide trees for shade and landscape treatments that contribute to the city’s subtropical image and are constructed and maintained to a consistent standard.

New guidance, including a Citywide Streetscape Hierarchy is also part of the guidelines, which will help ensure the city has excellent footways with high amenity and adequate width.

The public exhibition period will end on Thursday November 4 2010 after which the proposed guidelines will be referred back to Council to be adopted into the Brisbane City Plan 2000.

Any person may make a submission to Council regarding the proposed new Brisbane Streetscape Design Guidelines. A properly made submission must be in writing and signed by each person making the submission, state the name and address of each person making the submission; state the grounds of the submission and the facts and circumstances relied on in support of the grounds.

Submissions must be addressed to Brisbane Streetscape Design Guidelines Brisbane City Council, c/o Tullio Ricci, City Planning Branch, GPO Box 1434 Brisbane QLD 4001.

For more information on the guidelines or on making a properly made submission, contact Council on 3403 8888.

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