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NEW PERFORMING ARTS VENUE (NPAV) – BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA

IR SECURITY RISK ADVISERS FOR THE NEW PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE (NPAV), CULTURE CENTRE PRECINCT, QUEENSLAND

Intelligent Risks (IR) is advising Arts Queensland on security risks and the Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) implications of the design for the public realm surrounds of the New Performing Arts Venue (NPAV). The NPAV is under construction within the Queensland Cultural Centre Precinct in Southbank, Brisbane.

NPAV is a AUD$175 million project for a new 1 500 seat state-of-the-art theatre being constructed adjacent to the existing Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) within the Cultural Centre Precinct.

IR prepared a Security Risk Assessment (SRA) for the NPAV public domain to determine the risk to the theatre, patrons, staff and visitors once the venue is operational. IR then conducted a detailed CPTED review of the proposed design for the public realm of the NPAV to inform Arts Queensland decision-making in relation to design issues.

Based on the SRA and best practice CPTED principles, IR reviewed the design and provided recommendations to mitigate the more significant risk ratings. This included consideration of Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM) planning as well as design features to minimise criminal and antisocial activity within the adjacent public domain areas.

IR is continuing to work with Arts Queensland and the Department of Energy and Public Works on the public realm design, to provide assurance that the design options developed are appropriately mitigating the assessed security risks.

IR’s work on the NPAV development builds on our lengthy professional association with the Queensland Cultural Centre. Previous projects include a full review of security and incident management for the Precinct – including a Precinct-wide Security Risk Assessment and CPTED review – and regular incident management training and exercises for management and operational leads.

For related inquiries please contact Eliza Thorn, Manager Queensland – Pacific in our Brisbane offices on +61 7 3831 3280 or email

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