What is this Character Design Forum about?
This character design forum is focused specifically on identifying the design principles to guide the extension and adaptation of Queenslanders and other traditional designs. It is part of a wider conversation in the city about character. While this forum is specifically about Queenslanders and other traditional designs, we recognise that other types of development (e.g. infill development and new build) have a big impact on the character of a location. This, and other important issues will continue to be discussed in the city through projects such as the low-medium density residential design guide, a Brisbane design strategy and the design rating scheme.
Why is Council hosting this forum now?
This year has seen Brisbane’s Future Blueprint bring our city’s next exciting chapter to life, with eight principles to make sure our city thrives as a friendly and liveable place for future generations.
Developed with input from more than 100,000 residents representing one in five households across every suburb in Brisbane, the Blueprint is helping Council deliver on local priorities in planning carefully for the future.
One of the principles is to empower and engage residents with a specific action to establish a Character Design Forum for residents to guide the preservation of our city’s Queenslanders and other traditional designs.
What is the difference between ‘character’ and ‘heritage’?
- the date of establishment
- social and economic conditions
- sense of community pride
- views and vistas
- patterns of subdivision
- building styles
- building materials
- vegetation and street plantings
- homogeneity (sameness) and intactness
- major landmarks
What next after this character design forum?
Where can I find out more about Council’s current management of character areas?
Where can I find out more about design in Brisbane?