Character Design Forum

Consultation has concluded for this project.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Character Design Forum. The forum closed on 31 January 2019. Council will review all the feedback and develop a set of design principles to shape how we protect Queenslanders and other traditional designs.

About the Character Design Forum

Brisbane has a unique and special character, which is important to residents, visitors, investors and businesses. This character provides a link to the past, exposing the layers of change that have occurred in the city, as well as opportunities to celebrate and shape the future character and identity of Brisbane. And an important contributor to the character and identity of Brisbane’s suburbs is its iconic Queenslander and other traditional residential designs.

Brisbane City Council recently conducted the Plan your Brisbane consultation where more than 100,000 residents had their say. The result was Brisbane’s Future Blueprint where 'Empower and engage our residents' is one of the eight principles that were developed.

A key action to progress that principle is to help residents have more say in the protection of our Queenslanders and other traditional designs. To facilitate that, Council is holding a Character Design Forum to engage residents in a discussion about these important city assets.

As our city adapts to meet our changing social, environmental and technological needs, we need to manage the balance between meeting new requirements while respecting the character of our traditional houses, streets and suburbs.

For more information email the project team or phone Council on 07 3403 8888.


Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Character Design Forum. The forum closed on 31 January 2019. Council will review all the feedback and develop a set of design principles to shape how we protect Queenslanders and other traditional designs.

About the Character Design Forum

Brisbane has a unique and special character, which is important to residents, visitors, investors and businesses. This character provides a link to the past, exposing the layers of change that have occurred in the city, as well as opportunities to celebrate and shape the future character and identity of Brisbane. And an important contributor to the character and identity of Brisbane’s suburbs is its iconic Queenslander and other traditional residential designs.

Brisbane City Council recently conducted the Plan your Brisbane consultation where more than 100,000 residents had their say. The result was Brisbane’s Future Blueprint where 'Empower and engage our residents' is one of the eight principles that were developed.

A key action to progress that principle is to help residents have more say in the protection of our Queenslanders and other traditional designs. To facilitate that, Council is holding a Character Design Forum to engage residents in a discussion about these important city assets.

As our city adapts to meet our changing social, environmental and technological needs, we need to manage the balance between meeting new requirements while respecting the character of our traditional houses, streets and suburbs.

For more information email the project team or phone Council on 07 3403 8888.