Yes. Development within the PDA will be designed to take advantage of Brisbane’s subtropical climate and contribute to Brisbane’s identity and outdoor lifestyle, by delivering high-quality, subtropical architecture of outstanding merit and buildings, public realm and landscaping that are open, engaging and green, with public art, shaded spaces and opportunities to interact with the street.
The PDA has been designed to deliver a net gain in publicly accessible open space and provide for a well-connected and accessible public realm network that is permeable for pedestrians and cyclists, links attractions, public passenger transport infrastructure, surrounding parkland and neighbourhoods.
This includes the establishment of a new public plaza beside the new Cross River Rail station building that establishes a focal point for passenger arrival, and provides views to the Roma Street Railway Station heritage place from Roma Street and George Street through the new Cross River Rail station building.
There is also a requirement that allows for the extension of the Albert Street Green Spine to Roma Street Parkland, which forms a key link in a broader open space network including Wickham Park, Emma Miller Place and the City Botanic Gardens.