BULIMBA BAR­RACKS PLAN

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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.

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