The River's Edge Strategy aims to foster development from the University of Queensland to Portside Wharf.
Suburbs lining Brisbane Rver will be the focus of a new council planning scheme being launched by Lord Mayor Graham Quirk.
The new 10-year River's Edge Strategy aims to foster development, like that planned for Howard Smith Wharves, along the river from the University of Queensland to Portside Wharf.
We need a strategic plan in place to make sure we get the most of our river suburbs without detracting from our relaxed river lifestyle.
It follows on from Cr Quirk's 2011 Unique Window of Opportunity economic development report, and as such will deliver recreational and economic development opportunities in riverside suburbs.
Cr Quirk said ideas could include anything from more viewing platforms and dedicated green space to boat ramps, cafes and other tourism prospects.
Timing the announcement with Riverfire, he said was keen to hear people's views and would begin community consultation immediately.
“You only have to look at our plan to revitalise the rundown Howard Smith Wharves into beautiful parkland as an example of this untapped potential lining our river banks and I want to hear more great ideas from the people of Brisbane,” he said.
“And with Brisbane expecting a sustained period of growth over the next decade, we need a strategic plan in place to make sure we get the most of our river suburbs without detracting from our relaxed river lifestyle.”
The draft River's Edge Strategy catchment area will stretch from UQ, St Lucia, through to Northshore Hamilton, encompassing both sides of the river.
Improved access to the river for commercial, tourism and recreational purposes, as outlined in the 2011 economic report, will shape much of the strategy's focus.
Some of the recommendations likely to be considered include more public boating facilities along the river and a River/Moreton Bay terminal for charter operators recommended.
Cr Quirk said residents had until October 31 to share their personal experiences and views on the river, how they use it now, and what types of activities they would like to see develop on and next to the river over the coming years.
He said all submissions would be considered as part of the drafting process, with the River's Edge Strategy expected to be publicly released in early 2013 citing key projects and examples.
Cr Quirk said residents could submit their thoughts online or via a pre-paid postcard, which would be available in selected cafes and libraries across the city, or participated in a short survey available online.