Taylors’ Town Planner discusses the draft Brisbane City Plan
Taylors’ Town Planner, from our Queensland office, recently featured in Brisbane’s Northwest News and Courier Mail article ‘Putting the Squeeze on City: Call to Upgrade Local Infrastructure’.
Michael Brinums discusses how he believes upgrading infrastructure in the northwest is the key to making the draft Brisbane City Plan a success.
Taylors town planner Michael Brinums said the plan would be a step forward for Brisbane but the city may struggle to provide enough infrastructure.
“The city plan does incorporate good design principles, which is a big positive,” Mr. Brinums said.
“The downfall is public transport infrastructure is not up to scratch. For me the biggest challenge is managing cars and our transport infrastructure. Councils just don’t have the funds allocated for that sort of stuff.”
He said the Ferny Grove railway line could service predicted hubs at Mitchelton, Enoggera, and through to Keperra, but as the population grows so would the need for more services, more frequently, and at more affordable prices.
He also said council should consider more bike paths, bus infrastructure and even light rail. “Otherwise people will want to drive even if it means sitting in traffic,” He said.
Putting the squeeze on city
Feb 26 2014
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