A new St Lucia Parklands is the centrepiece of a Draft St Lucia Campus Master Plan released for public comment today.
Public consultation on the plan will take place until 13 April 2017.
University of Queensland Chief Operating Officer Greg Pringle said a Key Directions Paper and earlier community and stakeholder feedback had informed the draft.
“The plan identifies overarching strategies and potential projects that will provide the framework for development of the campus for the foreseeable future,” Mr Pringle said.
“The plan explores possible uses for University landholdings including the Avalon Theatre, and the Long Pocket and Hawken Drive precincts.
“It also considers potential major transport initiatives, ways to improve access to the Brisbane River for recreational activities and opportunities to open the campus grounds and facilities to the wider community.”
“Consideration is also given to solutions that encourage commuters to walk, cycle and use public transport to UQ St Lucia, rather than travelling in private vehicles.”
Mr Pringle said the Community Reference Group, which had been involved with the project team since early 2016, had previewed the plan and would continue to be actively engaged in the master planning process.
“A number of activities are planned for the consultation period to share information and collect feedback,” he said.
Mr Pringle said it should be noted that the Plan provided conceptual guidance only.
“It is not a defined development outcome or detailed delivery plan,” he said.
Community members can discuss the Draft Master Plan with members of the University senior executive and project consultants at two community information sessions at the UQ Art Museum on 25 March.
Session one will be from 10am to 12pm, and Session 2 from 1pm to 3pm. Please register here to attend.
Mr Pringle said he encouraged community members to become involved and to send feedback to email@example.com.
“Feedback on this draft document will be considered during further development and finalisation of the Draft Master Plan,” he said.
UQ expects to consider feedback received during the public consultation period and develop a finalised Master Plan between April and June this year.
The Draft Master Plan is available for download here, along with Frequently Asked Questions and a feedback survey.
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