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Push for more rooftop gardens in Brisbane CBD

Brisbane City Council will make changes to the City Plan to make it easier for developers to include rooftop open space without adding an additional storey, announced the office of Lord Mayor Graham Quirk.


The addition of rooftop gardens is a result of community feedback from the ‘Plan Your Brisbane’ initiative, with the creation and protection of green space a key message when over 100,000 residents had their say.


The changes will also enable Council to make developers include a rooftop/green space in their development plans.


“Council will also have the ability to ask developers to incorporate and maintain green spaces on the rooftops and walls of new apartment buildings, to support our vision of a clean, green and sustainable city,” said Mr Quirk.


“Our New World City’s Buildings that breathe design guide provides a unique vision for best-practice building design, showcasing examples of the type of development that we hope to enable as a result of Brisbane’s Future Blueprint,” he said. reports that developer, Aria Property Group, is behind the changes with Group Design Manager Simon White noting the move will enable developers to deliver “world class amenities for residents.” Currently, a fixed shade structure over a BBQ area or pool area is defined as an extra storey; under the new guidelines this wouldn’t be the case, allowing developers to create better useable space.


Hannah Schuhmann is confident this is an excellent move from Council with regards to livability in the CBD. Not only will this create excellent common space for residents, it will surely add to Brisbane morphing into an attractive World City. 


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