BULIMBA BARRACKS PLAN
THE future of a prime 20ha Brisbane riverfront site is set to be decided, with hundreds of new homes and retail on the cards.
A draft Bulimba Barracks master plan has been released by Brisbane City Council with residents asked to help guide the final plan for the site. Councillor Amanda Cooper said the Bulimba Barracks site was an important part of the community’s heritage and it was critical to give the community a voice on how the site was used after it ceased defence operations.
The draft master plan incorporates the feedback of more than 800 people, including residents, businesses and community groups.
“The draft plan proposes preservation of large areas of riverfront parkland and open space including a riverwalk with pedestrian and cycle connectivity along the entire frontage of the site,” Cr Cooper said. “Additionally, the draft plan proposes a range of housing types including houses, duplexes and townhouses, to allow for the site to fit in with the character of the surrounding Bulimba neighbourhood. Under the master plan, the site will accommodate approximately an additional 850 dwellings.”
“The master plan limits most buildings to three storeys or less, with a few small areas in the centre of the site allowable for up to five storeys.
“An approximate 6000sq m mixed neighbourhood centre and retail area will be created in a repurposed heritage military fabrication workshop on the western boundary of the site, retaining important heritage.”
The Master Plan also proposes several traffic and road upgrades. The draft plan will be available online and on display at information kiosks in Memorial Park, Oxford St, today from 9am-noon and Tuesday from 3-5pm.
Community consultation is open until November 1 via online survey or in person.
BARRACKS BLISS: A draft Bulimba Barracks master plan has been released by Brisbane City Council with residents asked to help guide the final plan for the 20ha site.