Opportunity: Boggo Road-PA Hospital-UQ

Boggo Road, Princess Alexandra Hospital (PA Hospital) and University of Queensland is a centre for health, research, education and science with world-class facilities driving Brisbane’s knowledge-based economy. It is one of eight global precincts identified for their scalable industry activity, world-class business environments and global reach.

With a globally trading economy, Boggo Road, PA Hospital and University of Queensland has the greatest number of highly skilled educators, researchers and innovators in Queensland. It is a potential national and international leader in niche medical sector specialisation.

Council is encouraging sustainable partnerships with stakeholders and investors to facilitate future growth to realise the vision for Boggo Road, PA Hospital and University of Queensland as one of Brisbane’s global precincts.

Connected and accessible

  • Within seven kilometres of Brisbane’s Central Business District (CBD)
  • Serviced by South East Busway, with stations at Boggo Road, PA Hospital and UQ Lakes
  • Well served by rail with stations at Park Road, Dutton Park and nearby Toowong
  • Ferry terminal at UQ
  • Eleanor Schonell Bridge at Dutton Park provides bus, bicycle and pedestrian access to University of Queensland
  • Convenient access to restaurants and nightlife in nearby West End, Woolloongabba and Toowong
  • Easy access to M3 Pacific Motorway and the CLEM7 tunnel from neighbouring Woolloongabba

Local trends

  • Education
  • Research
  • Knowledge hub
  • Generous campus parklands
  • Students and share houses
  • Young professionals
  • Culturally diverse


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  1. Boggo Road Village – redevelopment of the heritage gaol
  2. Ecosciences Precinct – environmental sciences hub with over 1000 research staff from government, University of Queensland and CSIRO
  3. Translational Research Institute Australia – unique Australian-first initiative of ‘bench to bedside’ medical research
  4. Princess Alexandra Hospital – tertiary-level teaching hospital
  5. Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence – primary teaching location for students studying pharmacy at The University of Queensland
  6. Locality of Buranda – transport hub with busway, railway stations, and shopping at Buranda Village
  7. The University of Queensland – one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions, and ranked in the world’s top 50

Driving opportunity

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Development activity

Bringing more people to live and work in the area


  • Park Central, a $1 billion master-planned transit oriented development in Buranda proposed to include student accommodation and luxury apartments
  • Boggo Road Village – mixed-use master-planned development including commercial office buildings, private residences and retail precinct around the heritage gaol
  • The University of Queensland's $250 million Student Residences Project which will provide accommodation for 1300 students
  • The University of Queensland to construct new Liveris Academy building to house engineering education and research hub
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Infrastructure projects

New roads, transit, schools, hospitals and other major infrastructure projects create opportunities for business


  • $5.4 billion Cross River Rail project will provide new station at Boggo Road, including a new pedestrian bridge linking Boggo Road busway with Park Road station
  • $944 million Brisbane Metro to provide high-frequency network with metro stations at Buranda, Boggo Road and UQ Lakes
  • New high school proposed for land next to Dutton Park State School between the Ecosciences Precinct and Park Road Station
  • River Leisure Hub at Dutton Park as part of Council's River Access Network
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Talented people

Access to a skilled workforce


  • 65% of people employed in the area have a bachelor degree level of education

Strong employment

Increasing consumer spending and stimulating economic growth


  • Recent employment growth of more than 2.5% per year

Who has taken opportunity?

  • ilab relocated to The University of Queensland’s St Lucia Campus to provide a business accelerator hub for start-ups (2017)
  • New Australian Research Council Training Centre for Biopharmaceutical Innovation established a new $10 million research hub, launched at The University of Queensland (2017)
  • Boeing opened a research centre in a specially designed facility at The University of Queensland’s St Lucia Campus (2017)

Planning frameworks

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Other global precinct investment areas

View other great investment areas in global precincts including Australia TradeCoastBoggo Road-PA Hospital-University of QueenslandCity ReachCity WestKelvin Grove-HerstonSouth Brisbane-KulrilpaUpper Mt Gravatt-Eight Mile Plains and Valley Gateway.

Last updated: 6 October 2020

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