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2011 

  

Executive

 

President:  Matthew Miller

Past President:  Mark Doonar

Joint Vice Presidents:  Michelle Lee / Ed Haysom

Hon Secretary:  Andrew Batts (resigned June 2011) / Ben Lyons (appointed July 2011)

Hon Treasurer:  Chris Skelton 

   

Patron Members

Arup
Baulderstone
BDO
Brannock & Associates
Brisbane Airport Corporation
Devine Limited
GHD
Humphreys Reynolds Perkins
Leighton Properties
Lend Lease
Minter Ellison
Phil Kesby Pty Ltd
Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd
Rider Levett Bucknall
Royal National Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland (RNA)
South Bank Corporation
Three Plus
Tract
Urban Land Development Authority
Urbis 

The BDA Executive and Management teams implemented a range of initiatives during 2011. Highlights included:  

  • Hosted 10 successful breakfast and luncheon seminars during the year. These events featured a range of informative and inspiring speakers including: Lord Mayor Campbell Newman; Translink Chief Executive Peter Strachan; RNA Chief Executive Jonathan Tunny; and Premier Anna Bligh MP.
  • Staged the 2011 Brisbane Award presented by Brisbane Airport Corporation and the BDA Gala Dinner in November 2011. 
  •  Staged the second annual Brisbane Open House. 

The association hosted three special events for patron members featuring: 

  • Queensland Reconstruction Authority Chief Executive Graeme Newton
  •  Brisbane City Council Chief Executive Colin Jensen
  •  Minister for Government Services, Building Industry & ICT, Hon Simon Finn MP.  

Seminars

  • Brisbane – the Public Transit Capital of Australia (with Cr Margaret De Wit – Brisbane City Council; Dr Paul Mees – Author; Professor Simon Washington – QUT; and Barbara Van Heerden – GHD)
  •  Rebuilding Brisbane (with Lord Mayor Campbell Newman)
  •  TransLink – delivering an integrated public transport network for Brisbane (with Peter Strachan – TransLink)
  •  Airport Atelier – BAC  envisions the future for Brisbane Airport (with Renaye Peters – Brisbane Airport Corporation)
  •  RNA Showgrounds Regeneration – History in the making (with Jonathan Tunny – RNA)
  •  Queensland Premier’s Update – The Role of Queensland in Tomorrow’s Queensland (with Queensland Premier, Anna Bligh MP)
  •  Together: Brisbane is Back in Business (with Lord Mayor Graham Quirk)
  •  AirportLink – a road revolution is coming (with Dr Ray Wilson – BrisConnections)
  •  Campbell Newman’s vision for Brisbane and his plan to get Queensland back on track (with Leader of the LNP, Campbell Newman)
  •  Breakfast with Ray Smith (with Brisbane Lord Mayoral Candidate, Ray Smith)  

2011 Brisbane Open House

 

On Saturday 1 October, Brisbane Open House (BOH) gave the public a free-of-charge and rare opportunity to discover the often hidden wealth of architectural, engineering and historic buildings nestled around our city.

 

An initiative of the Brisbane Development Association and the Queensland Government, BOH is designed to enrich Brisbane residents and visitors’ affinity with the city by encouraging them to explore, re-examine and engage with Brisbane’s built environment.

 

In 2011 BOH opened a total of 31 buildings to the people of Brisbane. BOH had big shoes to fill – aiming to reach the heights of Brisbane Open House in 2010 which saw 12,00 visitors take part as well as matching events in Melbourne, London and New York which have been running for a number of years.

 

The event exceeded expectations and attracted more than 17,500 visitors throughout the day, achieving enormous public support.

 

This year, Brisbane’s historic and architectural gems that opened their doors to the public included: The Masonic Memorial Temple in the city centre; one of Brisbane’s oldest buildings, the Commissariat Stores; the Gallery of Modern Art; the Queensland Performing Arts Centre; the Queensland State Library; the Riparian Plaza;  Tattersall’s Club; Hassell Studio, and many more.

 

Visitors to the 31 buildings and spaces heard from volunteer architects, engineers, planners and users about the buildings, how they work, and their past, current and future uses.

 

The BOH event was run by a dedicated committee of professionals who came together through the Brisbane Development Association, the Department of Public Works, the Office of the Queensland Government Architect and the National Trust of Queensland.  

 

 

2011 Brisbane Award

 

The BDA staged its annual Gala Dinner and the 2011 Brisbane Award presented by Brisbane Airport Corporation on Friday 4 November at the Brisbane International Terminal.

 

The award, designed to celebrate the contributions of individuals, organisations and places in creating a better Brisbane, was presented to the Millennium Arts Project at the Queensland Cultural Centre.

 

 

Accepted by the Honourable Paul Lucas MP, on behalf of Premier Anna Bligh MP, the Award acknowledged the Queensland Government’s efforts in supporting and growing the State’s vibrant and innovative arts sector through the development of the creative and interactive precinct.

 

Queensland’s largest capital works project in the arts for three decades, the Millennium Arts Project included the new Queensland Gallery of Modern Art designed by Architectus + Davenport Campbell, the redevelopment of the State Library of Queensland designed by Donovan Hill + Peddle Thorp, and the construction of new entrances for the existing Queensland Art Gallery and the Queensland Museum.

 

The two buildings, while differing in architectural language, work exceptionally well together, and by their essentially democratic outward looking connectivities, have created a new urban place for Brisbane that is greatly enjoyed by both residents and visitors alike.

 

Members and guests also enjoyed a spring-inspired meal and entertainment by acclaimed trio Elixir featuring Katie Noonan. 

  

2010 

  

Executive

 

President:  Mark Doonar

Past President:  David Thomas

Joint Vice Presidents:  Matthew Miller / Phil Kesby

Hon Secretary:  Michelle Lee

Hon Treasurer:  Chris Skelton

 

Patron Members

 

Arup

Baulderstone

BDO

Bovis Lend Lease

Brisbane Airport Corporation

Devine Limited

GHD

Humphreys Reynolds Perkins

Leighton Properties

Minter Ellison

Phil Kesby Pty Ltd

Port of Brisbane Corporation

Rider Levett Bucknall

Royal National Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland (RNA)

South Bank Corporation

Suncorp

Three Plus

Tract

Urban Land Development Authority

Urbis

 

Activities

  

The BDA Executive and Management teams worked hard to implement a range of initiatives during 2010. Highlights included:

 

  • Hosted 12 successful breakfast and luncheon seminars during the year. These events featured a range of informative and inspiring speakers including: Rob Adams, Director, Design and Urban Development, City of Melbourne; Lord Mayor Campbell Newman; David Fagan, Editor, The Courier Mail; and Julieanne Alroe, CEO, Brisbane Airport Corporation.
  • Redeveloped the Brisbane Development Association website.
  • Staged the inaugural Brisbane Open House.

 

The association hosted four special events for patron members featuring:

 

  • Hon Stirling Hinchliffe MP, Minister for Infrastructure & Planning
  • Philip Follent, Queensland Government Architect
  • Bevan Lynch, Chair, Urban Futures Brisbane Board
  • John-Paul Langbroek, Leader of the Queensland Opposition.

 The association participated in the following external committees and taskforces.

 

  • Lord Mayor’s Roundtable (BDA representative: David Thomas)
  • Brisbane City Council City Plan Review Reference Group (BDA representatives:  Matthew Miller and Ben Lyons)
  • Brisbane City Council Long Term Infrastructure Plan Reference Group (BDA representative: John Pettit)
  • South East Queensland Regional Infrastructure Plan Reference Group (BDA representative: John Pettit).

 

Seminars

 

  • Transforming Australian Cities to meet the challenge of Climate Change (with Rob Adams, Director, Design and Urban Development, City of Melbourne)
  • Subtropical Urbanism – the future is green (with Elizabeth Watson-Brown, Architect, Amalie Wright, EDAW / AECOM, Shaun Lockyer, Arkhefield
  • New Science and Technology Precinct to Transform QUT & Brisbane City Gateway (with Professor Peter Coaldrake, Vice-Chancellor, QUT)
  • The changing face of media (with David Fagan, Editor, The Courier Mail)
  • Is Brisbane on the verge of becoming the next great metropolis (with Matthew Cox, GM Human Services, Red Cross, Stephen Conry, National CEO, Jones Lang LaSalle, Rob Riddel, Riddel Architecture & Qld's pre-eminent architectural historian, Russell Hall, Russell Hall Architects, Philip Bacon, Brisbane's leading gallery owner)
  • Cross River Rail: Transforming SEQ’s Rail Network (with Luke Franzmann, Project Director, Cross River Rail)
  • Brisbane Festival Promotes our New World City (with Noel Staunton, Artistic Director, Brisbane Festival)
  • Brisbane; Australia’s New World City (with Campbell Newman, Lord Mayor of Brisbane)
  • Managing Places for Success (with Malcolm Snow – CEO, South Bank Corporation, Simon Rumbold – National Director, Urbis, Kate Brennan – CEO, Federation Square, Philip Follent, State Government Architect)
  • Brisbane Airport – moving towards 2010 (with Julieanne Alroe, CEO, Brisbane Airport Corporation)
  • Transforming the Woolloongabba Urban Development Area (with Steve Conner, Director of Planning, Urban Land Development Authority)
  • The Future of Housing in Brisbane (with Kevin Doodney, CEO, LJ Hooker Land Marketing)

 

Brisbane Open House

 

The Association’s greatest achievement in 2010 was staging the inaugural Brisbane Open House (BOH) in conjunction with the Office of the Queensland Government Architect.

 

The BDA initiated BOH to encourage residents and visitors to explore, re-examine and engage with Brisbane’s built environment. It was designed to open residents’ eyes to the amazing and curious buildings and spaces nestled around our city and help them to develop a new appreciation for the wealth of architecture and engineering on offer. It provided residents and visitors with the opportunity to explore some of Brisbane’s historically significant buildings and to see inside some of the city’s most iconic developments. 

 

Brisbane’s historic and architectural gems that opened their doors to the public included: The Grand Hall at The Masonic Temple in the city centre; one of Brisbane’s oldest buildings, the Commissariat Stores; the Gallery of Modern Art; the Queensland Performing Arts Centre; the Queensland State Library; the TriGeneration Plant high up in the new Santos House; Kurilpa Bridge; Old Government House, and many more.

 

Briefly:

 

  • More than 12,000 people participated in the initiative.
  • 20 buildings, structures and spaces situated throughout the Brisbane CBD and Southbank precinct were involved.
  • BOH received strong media support from Queensland Newspapers and local radio stations.
  • Almost 50,000 people visited the BOH website.
  • More than 240 people volunteered to assist with tours of the buildings.
  • The BDA received overwhelmingly positive feedback regarding the inaugural event.

 

2009

 

Executive

President:  Mark Doonar
Past President:  David Thomas
Joint Vice Presidents:  Matthew Miller / Phil Kesby
Hon Secretary:  Brian Matthews
Hon Treasurer:  Chris Skelton

Patron Members

Arup
Baulderstone
BDO Kendalls
Bovis Lend Lease
Brisbane Airport Corporation
Devine Limited
FKP Limited
GHD
Humphreys Reynolds Perkins
Leighton Properties
Macquarie Bank
Minter Ellison
Phil Kesby Pty Ltd
Port of Brisbane Corporation
Rider Levett Bucknall
Royal National Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland (RNA)
South Bank Corporation
Suncorp
Three Plus
Tract
Urban Land Development Authority
Urbis

The BDA fared well during the global financial crisis. During 2009 the BDA focused on three important themes, and delivered information, debate and analysis in these areas:

Greater housing choice in Brisbane

The BDA assisted the Urban Land Development Authority in their endeavours to devise appropriate affordable housing formulae for their Bowen Hills and Northshore Hamilton areas. David Cant, CEO of the Brisbane Housing Company (BHC), also addressed members and guests on how the BHC delivers affordable housing.

Leading the creation of a better Brisbane
  • The Association increased the number of BDA patrons to 22, and staged 10 successful breakfast and luncheon seminars. 
  •  Immediate Past President David Thomas continued to represent the BDA on the Lord Mayor’s Roundtable.
  • The BDA submitted submissions on the following projects:
    o North Bank Proposals
    o Draft South East Queensland Regional Plan 2009-2031
    o Draft South East Queensland Climate Change Management Plan.
Retrofitting Brisbane with excellent and sustainable design

BDA Executive Director John Pettit continued his ongoing involvement in the Brisbane City Council’s Long Term Infrastructure Plan Reference Group and the South East Queensland Regional Infrastructure Plan Reference Group.

The association hosted three special events for patron members featuring:

• Peter Rose, Queensland Transport
• Michael Papageorgiou, Brisbane City Council
• Julieanne Alroe, Brisbane Airport Corporation

Seminars
• Kelvin Grove Urban Village: The inside story (with Bill Grant, Warren Ebert, David Cant, Matt Leyshon, David Manzie, Stephen Pincus)
• ULDA Showcase Vision for Bowen Hills & Northshore Hamilton (with Paul Eagles)
• A connected, people oriented vision for Brisbane (with Jan Gehl)
• Howard Smith Wharves Revitalisation (with Cr Amanda Cooper)
• Help Save City Hall (with Nigel Chamier)
• Brisbane Housing Company – delivering affordable housing (with David Cant)
• The New Brisbane City Centre Neighbourhood Plan (with Jeff Humphreys, Michael Papageorgiou, Philip Follent, Andrew Borger)
• Evolving South Bank as a world-class creative destination (with Malcolm Snow, Mike Gowan)
• Australia’s New World City: Brisbane’s future after the financial crisis (with Lord Mayor Campbell Newman)

2008

Executive

President:  Mark Doonar
Past President:  David Thomas
Joint Vice Presidents:  Matthew Miller / Phil Kesby
Hon Secretary:  Brian Matthews
Hon Treasurer:  Chris Skelton

Patron Members

Arup
Baulderstone Hornibrook
BDO Kendalls
Bovis Lend Lease
Brisbane Airport Corporation
Devine Limited
FKP Limited
GHD
Humphreys Reynolds Perkins
Leighton Properties
Macquarie Bank
Minter Ellison
Port of Brisbane Corporation
Rider Levett Bucknall
Royal National Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland (RNA)
South Bank Corporation
Suncorp Metway
Three Plus
Tract
Urbis

2008 was characterised by the BDA’s concerted efforts to lead discussion and debate about issues and opportunities facing Brisbane city.

Highlights included:

  • Hosted 11 successful breakfast and luncheon seminars during the year. These events featured diverse and inspiring speakers including Premier Anna Bligh MP, Lord Mayor Campbell Newman, South Bank Corporation CEO Malcolm Snow, and Arup Deputy Chairman of Infrastructure Colin Stewart.
  • Staged the second Brisbane Awards presented by FKP and gala dinner in October 2008.
  • The second Brisbane Future Roundtable presented by Brisbane Airport Corporation was held on 20 February 2008.
  • With support from South Bank Corporation, the BDA staged Super Studio: an exciting, challenging, and visionary event, involving key advisory and educational institutions that provided innovation, rigor and passion to deliver a glimpse of what Brisbane may become in 2057.

The association hosted three special events for patron members featuring:

• Greg Rowell, Lord Mayoral Candidate for Brisbane
• Campbell Newman, Lord Mayor of Brisbane
• Lawrence Springborg, Leader of the Queensland Opposition

Seminars

• Smart Cities: Rethinking the city centre (with Hon Anna Bligh MP)
• Fortitude Valley & Bowen Hills – Brisbane’s CBD growth corridor (with Peter Edwards
Ben Pritchard)
• Building a sustainable Brisbane (with Cathy Crawley)
• Planning for the future (with Lord Mayor Campbell Newman)
• The Urban Land Development Authority (with Paul Eagles)
• Creating a world class Mass transit system for inner Brisbane (with Colin Stewart)
• Brisbane 2057 – bigger thinking (with Malcolm Snow)
• Australia TradeCoast: a key driver of employment, business and trade within Brisbane and Queensland  (with Wendy McMillan)
• Lord Mayor’s record infrastructure budget
• Retrofitting Brisbane (with Michael Kenniger, Michael Rayner, Alison Quinn, Barry Gyte)
• 2008 Economic & Investment Outlook (with Richard Gibbs)

SUPER STUDIO: Brisbane 2057

The Super Studio was an exciting, challenging, and visionary event, involving key advisory and educational institutions that provided innovation, rigor and passion to deliver a glimpse of what Brisbane may become in 2057.

Facilitated by Malcolm Snow, CEO of South Bank Corporation, the Super Studio imagined the future of our city. All those who participated devoted a day of their busy lives to this exercise. Strong collaboration of a diverse mix of people culminated in interesting visions, propositions, debate and discussion about Brisbane’s future. All agreed these events are critical for a sustainable future, allowing unencumbered creative thinking and innovation.

The creative inspiration that occurred with such extensive collaboration of like minded professionals, government and industry representatives, students and key stakeholders was exciting and timely, as Brisbane faces rapid growth, demographic change, economic challenges and climate change.

Brisbane will be a vastly different place with its rapid growth in population and diverse social and cultural mix. As the fastest growing city in the southern hemisphere, in a subtropical climate, on the driest continent on the planet, we need to imagine how Brisbane will look and retain the image as one of the most liveable cities in the world.

As there has been extensive work undertaken in the inner city, and a number of key urban redevelopment and growth initiatives being investigated and delivered based within the inner city, the studio focused on a manageable area of a 5kilometre radius. To achieve the most out of the day, five themes were established as significant layers that together provide a sound foundation for growth, sustainable development and community well being.

The five Super Studio themes included:

• economic drivers
• social cultural drivers
• climate change
• transport mobility
• housing.

Ten passionate people led the five teams providing guidance and inspiration to their team members. They included:

• Economic drivers – Malcolm Aikman, Director Urbis and James Tuma, Director, Urbis and Vice President of UDAL
• Social cultural drivers – John Montgomery, Principal Urban Cultures and James Coutts Director EDAW and President of UDAL
• Climate Change – Caroline Stalker, Director Architectus and Peter Skinner, Head of Architecture, University f Queensland
• Transport “City of our Dreams” – Peter Edwards, Director Hassell and Jarrett Walker, Associate Director McCormick Rankin Cagney
• Housing – Leigh Shutter, Head of Architecture Queensland University of Technology and Andrew Wilson, Queensland University of Technology.

To inspire the participants, the event began with a variety of creative and knowledgeable presentations from a diverse mix of industry leaders, educators and topic experts.

These presentations set the scene as thought starters for the Super Studio, some with predictions or scenarios for the future and others with specific theme information including:

• Mark Doonar, Director Tract and BDA President 2007
• Michael Papageorgiou, Brisbane City Council
• Rosie Kennedy, Director Centre of Subtropical Design
• Peter Skinner, University of Queensland
• Caroline Stalker, Director Architectus
• Cathy Hunt, Principal Positive Solutions
• John Byrne, Principal Byrne Urban Design
• Andrew Wilson, Queensland University of Technology
• Peter Edwards, Director Hassell
• Malcolm Aikman, Director Urbis – Economics

Following the thought provoking presentations, the participants broke into the five groups to start investigating the key issues and desires for the city and then to develop a vision and potential implementation opportunities.
A common theme that emerged was a strong desire for participation and ‘stewardship ’ by a diverse range of people to ensure the city was not planned and design by a monoculture and to ensure that the existing and future communities would embrace change and be empowered to play vital roles in sustainable growth of the city. There was also a strong desire to promote the character and identity of the city as a subtropical and liveable city.

Concluding with a panel discussion of passionate advocates for the future, led by Malcolm Snow, the outcomes of the group work was debated with the entire Super Studio participant group.

Panel members included:

• Mark Doonar, Director Tract and BDA President 2007
• James  Coutts, Director EDAW
• Katie Holt-Demant, Queensland University of Technology
• Jarrett Walker, Associate Director McCormick Rankin Cagney
• James Tuma, Director Urbis
• John Montgomery, Principal Urban Cultures

The panel concluded that strong leadership and “stewardship” was the most robust, democratic and pragmatic way to manage sustainable growth and development over the next 50 years in Brisbane.

Brisbane Future Roundtable

The second Brisbane Future Roundtable presented by Brisbane Airport Corporation event was held in February 2008.

At the first Roundtable, many valuable comments and arguments were presented, however the group concentrated on five important themes…planning, transport, governance, disadvantaged / housing affordability and identity. These were further explored at the second Roundtable event.

Brisbane Awards & BDA Gala Dinner

The BDA staged the second annual Brisbane Awards presented by FKP Property Group on Saturday 8 November at the State Library of Queensland.

The award, designed to celebrate the contributions of individuals and organisations in creating a better Brisbane, was presented to Steve Wilson – Chairman of South Bank Corporation and Executive Chairman of Wilson HTM Investment Group.

The BDA honoured Steve Wilson for his extraordinary contribution to Brisbane’s urban fabric and economic and social well-being. Specifically, Steve was recognised for his involvement in several significant public projects including the redevelopment of South Bank, the development of the highly successful Goodwill Bridge, preservation of Queensland’s Maritime Museum, the completion of St John’s Cathedral, and the activation of the Brisbane River.

Steve was acknowledged as a tireless and persuasive advocate of strong urban design and community development practices in Brisbane city.

200 BDA members and Brisbane design and business leaders attended the gala dinner.
 

 

 

 

Briefly:

 

Brisbane Open House

 

Patron Members