CREATING REAL COMMUNITIES
10 June 2010,
While the South East Queensland Regional Plan 2009-2031 talks up the benefits of ‘activity centres’ in places like Chermside and Springwood, what incentives are in place for business? With CBD vacancy rates hovering around 11 per cent, Urban Economics managing director Kerrianne Bonwick explains what’s required if these hubs are to reach their full potential.
IN a bid to reduce city sprawl and encourage infill development, it is only logical that we set up activity centres and transit oriented developments (TODs), but creating a community is more than just bricks and mortar.