Urban consolidation in Brisbane

Rogers, Kimberley Jane (1992). Urban consolidation in Brisbane Master's Thesis, School of Geography, Planning and Architecture, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Rogers, Kimberley Jane
Thesis Title Urban consolidation in Brisbane
School, Centre or Institute School of Geography, Planning and Architecture
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 1992
Thesis type Master's Thesis
Supervisor Ron Brown
Language eng
Subjects 1205 Urban and Regional Planning
Formatted abstract
The aim of this thesis is to document reasons in support of urban consolidation in Brisbane City, and to investigate appropriate ways of implementing urban consolidation in Brisbane.

In order to accomplish this aim, specific tasks which were achieved include the identification of the need for urban change in Brisbane; an overview of planning and development reports focused on south east Queensland; and a review of the advantages and disadvantages of urban consolidation. Following this, Chapter 4 examines the potential for implementing urban consolidation in Brisbane under the current Town Plan, with an assessment of the consequences of the recent amendments to the Town Plan. Finally, Chapter 5, examines the most appropriate location for urban consolidation within Brisbane City.

The main findings of this study are as follows:

• the rapid and continual population growth in south east Queensland and the changing demographic structure has created a need for urban change within Brisbane City;

• the three levels of government are attempting to work together in order to improve the current and future form of the urban areas of south east Queensland, and while a great deal of useful information is being gathered about development and planning In this region, very little change has been observed on the ground; urban consolidation offers many advantages to a community ranging from increases in housing choice to improved environmental quality through a greater utilisation of public transport;

• urban consolidation can also prove to be very difficult to implement as the general public have a resistance to higher density housing due to the belief that it will lower their quality of life, and lifestyles;

• the recent amendments to the Brisbane Town Plan to reduce the minimum allotment size in the 'Residential A' zone to 450m2 is conducive to the implementation of urban consolidation and may create an increase in infill development within the city over a period of time; and

• the area identified as the most suitable for urban consolidation in Brisbane City is the middle suburbs.
Keyword City planning -- Queensland -- Brisbane
Housing -- Queensland -- Brisbane

Document type: Thesis
Collection: UQ Theses (non-RHD) - UQ staff and students only
 
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