Opportunity: Red Hill

Leafy and elevated, residential Red Hill is home to boutiques and cafés and close to trendy Paddington, Caxton Street and Suncorp Stadium for sporting matches and events.

Central and accessible

  • Three kilometres from Brisbane’s Central Business District (CBD)
  • Well serviced by buses, particularly along the main arteries of Waterworks and Musgrave Roads, Arthur Terrace and Windsor Road
  • Easy connection to Milton Train Station or the main rail hub of Roma Street Station
  • Convenient to QUT Kelvin Grove Campus and Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital at Herston
  • Easy access to shops and restaurants in the adjacent Paddington and Caxton Street as well as events at Suncorp Stadium
  • Ferry terminal in nearby Milton provides river access to the University of Queensland
  • Go Between Bridge and William Jolly Bridge provide direct access across the river to South Brisbane
  • M3 Pacific Motorway is just minutes away

Local trends

  • Leafy and elevated
  • Primarily residential with pockets of shops and small businesses
  • Thriving food and coffee culture and trendy boutique retailers
  • Traditional Queenslanders and post-war timber homes
  • Professionals, students and families


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  1. Normanby Hotel – heritage listed lively pub and restaurant
  2. Musgrave Terrace and Waterworks Road – main artery of Red Hill lined with shops and small businesses
  3. Arthur Terrace – residential punctuated with small local businesses
  4. Recreation – Gilbert Park is home to the Brisbane Broncos, Brisbane’s National Rugby League team including Leagues Club and training ground

Driving opportunity

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Population growth

Generating additional demand for goods and services


  • Expected to grow at up to 1% per annum
  • More than 51% of the working population under the age of 35
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Development activity

Bringing more people to live and work in the area


  • Alto & Tenor featuring 19 boutique apartments fronting Upper Clifton and Lower Clifton terraces
  • Former Red Hill Skate Arena at 2 Enoggera Terrace redeveloped as a boutique cinema
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Infrastructure projects

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


  • $27 million new training, administration and community facility for Brisbane Broncos adjacent to the Club’s existing facility at Fulcher Road, Red Hill
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Talented people

Access to a skilled workforce


  • 45% with bachelor degree level of education (compared to 32% for Brisbane Local Government Area)

Who has taken the opportunity?

  • Bula Vinaka Café found at Red Hill Community Sports Club opened in Red Hill (2019)
  • Botanica Real Food opened on Enoggera Terrace, Red Hill (2018)
  • Gramps Café opened at Windsor Road (2018)
  • White Lily Couture relocated from Milton to Musgrave Road (2018)
  • Scrumptious Reads relocated from the Valley to Arthur Terrace (2017)
  • The Little Red Providore chose a 140-year-old building on Windsor Road (2017)
  • Monster Robot Party record store reopened at Musgrave Road (2017)

Planning frameworks

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Last updated: 6 October 2020

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