Got Big Ideas For Fortitude Valley for Brisbane 2032? Here’s How You Can Share Them!

Here’s an idea. An elevated open space and active transport link within Fortitude Valley, which will provide a broader connection loop from Victoria Park through to New Farm, to be built in time for the Brisbane 2032 Games? Find out how you can support this idea or share your own.

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Luke Micali, a senior landscape architect at Vee Design in collaboration with Mike Jones put forward this concept at the ‘Inner Spark,’ a Council initiative where locals are invited to share their big ideas and help shape the future of the inner city in time for the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Dubbed as “LeBron Link,” the elevated open space will provide a broader connection loop from Victoria Park through to New Farm, ultimately connecting major destinations and green space and providing much-needed equitable green space.

A lot the good projects in the city, such as Howard Smith Wharves, the Green Bridge program, and Queen’s Wharf once came from big ideas from locals.

Other Futuristic Ideas

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Photo credit: Brisbane City Council

Tessa Leggo of Fred St suggested ‘The Block Park,’ where all streets bounded by Stanley, Wellington, Ipswich and Balaclava, will feature parkland style streetscape and car travel is local only.

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Photo credit: Brisbane City Council

Architects at FORM suggested ‘Frog’s Hollow Civic Space,’ a new civic space on the corner of Albert and Mary streets that provides a green focus opposite the new Cross River Rail Station and further reinforces the green spine between the City Botanic Gardens and Roma Street Parklands.

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Photo credit: Brisbane City Council

Business South Bank put forward a ‘City-wide Bougainvillea Path,’ a wayfinding device that helps links all of the significant places in Brisbane.

“Extend the South Bank Bougainvillea arbour to not only create a welcoming, safe, subtropical trail that promotes and encourages walking throughout the inner city but provides a beautiful and iconic backdrop for the city,” Business South Bank wrote.

Share Your Ideas!

What would you like Brisbane to look like, and beyond? Get your creativity flowing and share your big ideas with the community or vote from among the ones submitted by other residents.

You can share your big ideas for Brisbane under seven themes:

  • Welcoming – Create more to see and do, promote access and inclusion
  • Connected – Improve the cycle network, enhance river connections, upgrade public transport, improve connections to inner city green space
  • Animated – Stage iconic events, deliver creative lighting, grow the visitor economy
  • Beautiful – Green our city, create walkable streets, activate small spaces
  • Future focused – Facilitate growth, plan our Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games legacy, elevate our global city
  • Green – Clean, green, sustainable, carbon positive
  • Resilient – Ability to respond, adapt and rebuild to challenging conditions

To learn more about the Inner Spark project or to submit your own idealis, visit Brisbane City Council’s website or phone Council on 07 3403 8888.