In aiming to ensure the best futures for Queensland places, the Board has recently produced a Charter that calls for a Queensland response to place making and identifies place making principles that are framed by a narrative addressing the fundamentals of place making and urban design in the context of Queensland. The key Principles espoused (and expanded on) in the Charter are:
Our places embody our values and our uniqueness;
Our places are for people and about people;
Our places are ecosystems that we respect and nurture;
Our places value our natural landscapes and waterways
Our place experiences are enhanced by what we build and the spaces within and between
Our places are connected, accessible and contribute to the surrounding neighbourhoods
Our places are shaped by design, our shared responsibility and our management
The Charter is intended for all Queenslanders: those who shape the environment; those who seek to make, use or understand Queensland places.
The Charter is the foundation document in an intended suite of future Board publications. These will include a Tool Box providing a comprehensive interactive checklist for all phases of design, development and evaluation, as well as reports and advice on procurement processes and capacity building.