2024 Brisbane City Council plan

Freeze rents in Brisbane

We'll freeze rent increases for 2 years to let wages catch up and give renters relief.

Homes not hotels

We'll crack down on Airbnbs by increasing rates on short-term dwellings.

Vacancy levy

We'll introduce a vacancy levy on empty homes, shops and blocks of land.

Sustainable development

We'll introduce smart designs, green space and consistent, binding planning rules.

Free public transport

Free travel for kids, free off-peak for everyone and a 3-month trial of free public transport.

Bus boost

We'll double high frequency buses and connect suburbs directly.

Bring back the trams

We'll begin a detailed delivery study to create a modern light rail plan for Brisbane. 

Reimagine the heart of the city

We'll pedestrianise Albert Street from the Queen Street Mall to the Botanic Gardens.

Make cycling safe

We'll give you freedom to move with more protected bike and scooter lanes.

Streets for people

We'll make Brisbane a walkable city with new pedestrian crossings and footpaths.

Swimmable Brisbane

We'll make swimming pools free and clean up the Brisbane River so its ready for a dip.

Ban pokies & bring back music

We'll ban pokies at Council venues and bring live music back to the suburbs.

No development on flood-prone sites

We'll ban new development on sites that are at high risk of severe flooding.