Opportunity: Kangaroo Point

Kangaroo Point is home to iconic landmarks, expansive river views and opportunities to get active and adventurous.

Central and accessible

  • Less than one kilometre from Brisbane’s Central Business District (CBD)
  • Story Bridge provides vehicular and pedestrian access to Fortitude Valley
  • Well served by cross river ferries and CityCats
  • Easy access to M3 Pacific Motorway and major arterials linking to north and south

Local trends

  • Primarily residential and apartment living
  • Cliffs and CBD views
  • Continuous river frontage
  • Iconic Story Bridge, pubs and cafés
  • Professionals, retirees and students


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  1. Story Bridge Hotel – restaurants, bars and cafés built around the pylons of the Story Bridge
  2. Dockside – apartments and functions alongside the Dockside Ferry Terminal
  3. Medical – St Vincent’s Private Hospital
  4. Education – Shaftson College
  5. Recreation - Kangaroo Point Cliffs and Riverlife offering kayaking, abseiling and Segway
  6. Pineapple Hotel – heritage listed hotel adjacent to Raymond Park

Driving opportunity

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Population growth

Generating additional demand for goods and services


  • Expected to grow at close to 1.9% each year
  • More than 54% of the working population is under the age of 35
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Development activity

Bringing more people to live and work in the area


  • 37 dwellings approved in the 12 months ending December 2019
  • Walan at Scott Street, Kangaroo Point provides 14 full floor apartments
  • The Residences located within heritage Yungaba House on the riverfront
  • Banyan Tree Residences featuring 76 luxury residences at River Terrace
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Infrastructure projects

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

  • One of the five new green bridges to be built across Brisbane will link Kangaroo Point to the Brisbane Central Business District (CBD)
  • Captain Burke Park upgrade for the 2018 Commonwealth Games
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Talented people

Access to a skilled workforce


  • 40% with bachelor degree level of education (compared to 32% for Brisbane Local Government Area)

Who has taken the opportunity?

  • Bluntys café, Main Street, Kangaroo Point (2019)
  • Sea Legs Brewing Co opened in a warehouse under the Story Bridge (December 2018)
  • Bar Spritz chose the former Cliffs Café space in River Terrace with its panoramic views of Brisbane (2018)
  • Little Smirk, Baines Street (2018)

Planning frameworks

More information

Last updated: 6 October 2020

Brisbane City Council acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land and their unique relationship with their ancestral country. We pay respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders of Brisbane, and recognise their strength and wisdom.