Opportunity: Kelvin Grove-Herston

Modern urban lifestyles combine with a local focus on business, innovation, education, and creativity.

Central and accessible

  • Within three kilometres of the Brisbane Central Business District (CBD)
  • Near to major bus stations at QUT Kelvin Grove and Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
  • Surrounded by major arterial roads to north and south
  • Easy access to Inner City Bypass, Airport Link, CLEM7 and Legacy Way tunnels

Local trends

  • Medical and education
  • Weekly village markets, cafés and restaurants
  • Leafy suburban pockets with post war family homes and apartments
  • Culturally diverse, young professionals and students


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  1. Sports – Ballymore, home of Queensland Rugby Union
  2. Education – QUT Kelvin Grove Campus including Creative Industries precinct
  3. Kelvin Grove Urban Village – master planned community with apartments, shops and restaurants
  4. Recreation – Victoria Park Golf Complex
  5. Medical – including the Royal Brisbane and Women’s HospitalQIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute and Herston Quarter

Driving opportunity

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Population growth

Generating additional demand for goods and services


  • Expected to grow more than 0.80% each year
  • More than 67% of working age population under the age of 35
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Development activity

Bringing more people to live and work in the area


  • $347 Million Specialist Public Health facility, construction commencing in 2018
  • Zest mixed use development at 31 Musk Avenue with ground floor retail, commercial office space and 144 apartments
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Infrastructure projects

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


  • Herston Quarter – new $1.1 billion health precinct adjacent to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
  • $944 million Brisbane Metro providing high frequency services with metro station planned for at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
  • Victoria Park will provide more greenspace with new places to relax and enjoy Brisbane’s beautiful climate 
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Talented people

Access to a skilled workforce


  • More than 41% with bachelor degree level of education (compared to 32% for Brisbane Local Government Area)

Who has taken the opportunity?

  • Maternity boutique, Maive & Bo, opened its doors on Bishop Street, Kelvin Grove (2018)
  • B + C Lab chose Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove for a matcha themed café (2018)
  • National Storage opened a new self-storage facility in purpose-built premises at Kelvin Grove Road (2017)
  • Reece opened a plumbing supply store in Bishop Street, Kelvin Grove (2017)

Planning frameworks

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