Character Design Forum

Consultation has concluded for this project.

Brisbane is a great place to live, work and relax. As Brisbane grows, requiring high-quality and attractive design will mean new development makes good use of space and matches the area in which it’s built.

In late 2018 Council held the Character Design Forum and community consultation to begin creating the Traditional Housing: Alterations and Extensions Design Guide. Council used the feedback to develop a set of design principles which were the basis for the design guide. The design guide is now available for home owners and designers to explore when planning any alteration or extension to a traditional character building. You can read the guide here.



Brisbane is a great place to live, work and relax. As Brisbane grows, requiring high-quality and attractive design will mean new development makes good use of space and matches the area in which it’s built.

In late 2018 Council held the Character Design Forum and community consultation to begin creating the Traditional Housing: Alterations and Extensions Design Guide. Council used the feedback to develop a set of design principles which were the basis for the design guide. The design guide is now available for home owners and designers to explore when planning any alteration or extension to a traditional character building. You can read the guide here.