Salisbury Reimagined

The Suburban Alliance had already released a case study on the successful
renewal of Nundah, and by March had released its proposals for the rejuvenation
of Chermside. Both had been positively received across a wide spectrum of
interests.The Nundah outcome and Chermside proposal both relied heavily on addressing

transport issues as components of their success. Salisbury was different. Here, the issue was that historic industrial uses and zonings were no longer relevant. Instead of supporting evolution, rigid zoning was holding the area back. Older style saw tooth industrial sheds which once housed thousands of blue collar workers working shoulder to shoulder now housed only inefficient storage space, with a skeleton work crew. Employment numbers had shrunk and protection of the historic ‘industrial’ zoning worked against a range of emerging mixed use employment possibilities.

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