Brisbane 2033: Legacy Project

About Us

Who We Are

The Committee for Brisbane is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that is committed to helping shape greater Brisbane as the world’s most liveable region.

For more than 60 years, the Committee for Brisbane has been an influential, apolitical organisation that provides strong advocacy in creating a better greater Brisbane. Our forums provide a platform for robust discourse and debate on big ideas and issues to shape a more dynamic and exciting city and region.

Our membership is drawn from diverse areas of corporate and business sectors, the creative industries, the higher education sector and community.

Our priorities


The Committee for Brisbane is committed to actively supporting the development of greater Brisbane as the world’s most liveable place.

The Committee for Brisbane is supported by an Advisory Council of highly experienced and well-known Brisbane business leaders who provide thought leadership, policy and activity advice to the Committee for Brisbane.

The Advisory Council has expanded on four key themes identified by the Committee for its strategic focus:


Connected

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Connected

  • Transport and mobility
  • Regional connectivity
  • Interconnectivity (green space, shade, walkability)
  • Data capture and use
  • Digital economy

2021 projects/initiatives

  • Release Liveability Issues and Opportunities Paper 02-2021 – South East Queensland: Australia’s First Data Community
  • Advocate to the Federal and State Governments and COM(SEQ) for south east Queensland to be Australia’s first Data Community (five catalytic projects proposed)
  • Initiate a project to prepare a 20-year (SEQ) Regional Connectivity and Mobility Plan
  • Continue to advocate for a 45-minute connected region
  • Advocate to all levels of government to restart (and execute) the SEQ City Deal

Creative

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Creative

  • First Nations culture
  • Night time economy
  • Cultural and tourism economies

2021 projects/initiatives

  • Develop, in partnership with the arts and culture communities, a Creative Brisbane Vision
  • Develop, in partnership with the live music industry, a Brisbane Live Music Strategy
  • Promote the celebration of First Nations culture and history, including recognition and inclusion in Olympic and Paralympic Games legacies for the region
  • Potential UNESCO Creative City – Media Arts nomination

Enterprising

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Enterprising

  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Trade and enterprise zones
  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Hydrogen economy

2021 projects/initiatives

  • Release Liveability Issues and Opportunities Paper 01-2021 – Brisbane 2033: Our Olympics and Paralympics Legacies
  • Seek formal engagement with the Federal and State Governments and COM(SEQ) on the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games candidature, and play a lead role in planning for community legacies
  • Support and participate in the establishment of an Innovation Ecosystem in greater Brisbane (in partnership with the Department of Tourism Industry Development and Innovation)
  • Participate in H2Q – the Queensland hydrogen industry cluster (to be established in 2021)
  • Initiate a project to challenge global liveability indices, with the aim to modernise indices to reflect contemporary society

Equitable

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Equitable

  • Homelessness
  • Housing affordability
  • Safety
  • Inclusivity

2021 projects/initiatives

  • Introduce funding partners to, and participate in, the Housing Action Lab project to help tackle homelessness
  • (Potential) project to map, and develop policy and urban design responses to improve the safety of women and girls in public places
  • Initiate a project, in partnership with the Property Council of Australia, to reimagine the Brisbane inner city to reflect and respond to (post-COVID) community and business aspirations

Acknowledgement of First Nations


The Committee For Brisbane acknowledges the First Nations People of the region and their continuing connection to and care of the land, waters and community of that region. We also pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusivity


The Committee for Brisbane will promote and advocate for an inclusive and collaborative community and enterprises to help shape greater Brisbane into the world’s most liveable place.

We will celebrate diversity and inclusion to create a safe, welcoming and equitable region.

The Committee for Brisbane pledges to embrace and provide equal opportunities to people of all nationalities, races, ethnicities, cultures, religions, ages, genders, sexual orientations, incomes, family/marital statuses, veteran statuses, disabilities, social backgrounds and political opinions.

The Committee for Brisbane’s members come from diverse backgrounds, which benefits the organisation through the sharing of ideas, activities and initiatives which promote social cohesion and increases awareness, respect and understanding within our community.

In our actions to promote community and industry development within greater Brisbane, we will seek out and partner with likeminded organisations.

The Committee for Brisbane acknowledges that it must actively encourage and support inclusion and diversity in greater Brisbane, and we commit to doing so.

Our core activities


Host Brisbane’s leading forums and events

Research, education and thought leadership

Advocacy

Connections and networking

Awards and recognition

The Committee For Brisbane acknowledges the First Nations People of the region and their continuing connection to and care of the land, waters and community of that region.
We also pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Photos by Tony Elsom