Bundaberg Riverside Masterplan

The Bundaberg Regional Council, in partnership with the Queensland Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning (DSDIP), is developing a new Bundaberg Riverside Masterplan.

A Bundaberg City Riverside Parklands Masterplan was developed by the former Bundaberg City Council in the early 2000s to set the platform for investment and development along the riverside. This plan is now outdated and in need of review.

In 2014, Council undertook public consultation for the Bundaberg CBD streetscape revitalisation project. Feedback from this consultation outlined the potential for improved use of land along Quay Street and the town reach of the Burnett River, with better connections back to the Bundaberg CBD.

The Riverside Master Plan study area (the Riverside) extends along a 2km stretch of land bound by the Burnett River to the north, properties fronting Quay Street to the south, Tallon Bridge to the west, and Bundaberg Creek to the east.


Initial consultation was undertaken with Council, State Government Departments, landowners and the general public in March 2015, asking for ideas and direction for the proposed Bundaberg Riverside Masterplan. Council, along with the consultants Place Design Group, have used this initial feedback to deliver a Draft Bundaberg Riverside Masterplan.

The Draft Bundaberg Riverside Masterplan vision has been centred around three core principles to Activate, Connect and create an Iconic Riverside. The master plan seeks to achieve this vision through the concept design and recommendations that support the transformation of the Riverside as a vibrant valued asset within the Bundaberg CBD and broader region.

To achieve this vision, Council will be working with the State Government to investigate opportunities to attract investment to the riverside through recreational, cultural and tourism activities, enhancing pedestrian and cycle connectivity between the riverside and the CBD and considering options for traffic volumes along Quay Street, including reducing freight traffic and through traffic speeds.

The finalised Bundaberg Riverside Masterplan can be found here (9.63MB).

Should you have any questions relating to the Bundaberg Riverside Masterplan, please contact Council's Strategic Planning Team on 1300 883 699.