Opportunity: Paddington-Milton

Hip and friendly, Paddington and Milton each offer their own unique charm. Paddington is a residential area with strong retail and entertainment precincts. Milton is a higher density, transit-oriented community where people can live, work and play close to public transport, in a pedestrian and cyclist-friendly environment.

Central and accessible

  • Within two kilometres of Brisbane’s Central Business District (CBD)
  • Train station and ferry terminal in Milton
  • Frequent bus services along the main thoroughfares of Latrobe and Given Terraces, Milton Road, Heussler Terrace and Coronation Drive
  • Connected to South Brisbane by Go Between Bridge
  • Direct access to M3 Pacific Motorway

Local trends

  • Sporting and entertainment events
  • Breweries and vibrant nightlife
  • Corporate offices
  • Knowledge based industry
  • Eclectic boutiques, homewares and antiques
  • Rolling and leafy hills
  • Quaint cottages and renovated Queenslanders


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  1. Latrobe and Given Terraces – restaurants, cafés and boutiques including Paddington Central Shopping Centre
  2. Government House – heritage-listed mansion and official residence of the Governor of Queensland at Fernberg Road
  3. Rosalie Village – restaurants, retail and a boutique cinema
  4. Suncorp Stadium  -  seating almost 55,000 and home to Brisbane Broncos, Queensland Reds and Brisbane Roar
  5. Milton Road – including Castlemaine Perkins Brewery and commercial area bounded by Heussler Terrace
  6. Park Road – commercial high street with cafés and restaurants including the iconic replica Eiffel Tower
  7. Coronation Drive Office Park - premier inner-city office park and home of Milton Markets

Driving opportunity

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Population growth

Generating additional demand for goods and services


  • Population forecast to grow more than 0.90% per year
  • More than 54% 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


  • Icon Apartments providing 233 apartments at 20 Walsh Street, Milton
  • New A-grade office at 59 Castlemaine Street, Milton directly opposite Suncorp Stadium
  • Proposed extension to the Coro Hotel complex to include 20 storey residential and hotel tower at 28 McDougall Street, Milton
  • Kings Landing provided five townhouses at 25 Royal Street, Paddington
  • Expansion of office building at 166 Baroona Road, Paddington to provide retail corner spaces and elevated café/bar tenancy
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Infrastructure projects

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


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Talented people

Access to a skilled workforce


  • 48% of working-age population have a bachelor degree level of education

Who has taken the opportunity?

  • Former pop-up, Mongrel, found a permanent location at Park Road  (2018) 
  • La Pinsa Pizza opened on the corner of Primrose and Kennedy Terrace, Paddington (2018)
  • King Tea eatery opened in a 100-year-old building in Latrobe Terrace, Paddington (2017)
  • Barber, Esquire Male Grooming, opened a new store in Cribb Street, Milton (2017)
  • Cribb Street Social bar and eatery opened on the corner of Cribb and Little Cribb Streets (2017)
  • International fleet management software company, Chevin, expanded its Brisbane operations with a larger location at 303 Coronation Drive, Milton (2017)

Planning frameworks

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Last updated: 6 October 2020

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