Opportunity: Spring Hill

One of Brisbane’s oldest neighbourhoods, Spring Hill’s historic streets blend easily with its modern urban lifestyle featuring art galleries, restaurants and night spots.

Central and accessible

  • One kilometre from Brisbane’s Central Business District (CBD)
  • Located between the CBD and Fortitude Valley
  • Frequent bus services, including the free City Loop and Spring Hill Loop
  • Easy connections to Central and Roma Street train stations
  • Convenient access to the neighbouring Roma Street Parklands
  • Close to major arterial roads linking to North and South Brisbane

Local trends

  • Heritage buildings, terrace houses and workers cottages
  • Professionals
  • City living with suburban feel
  • Vibrant cafés and restaurants
  • Unique entertainment (Underground Opera)


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  1. Wickham Terrace – Brisbane Private HospitalSt Andrews War Memorial Hospital and medical specialists
  2. Astor Terrace – restaurants and cafés
  3. Education – Brisbane Grammar, Brisbane Girls Grammar and St Josephs College
  4. Heritage homes – terrace houses and workers cottages
  5. Recreation – Victoria Park, with Centenary Pool and nearby Spring Hill Baths

Driving opportunity

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Population growth

Generating additional demand for goods and services


  • Expected to grow at 2.4% each year
  • Almost 66% of working age residents under the age of 35
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Development activity

Bringing more people to live and work in the area


  • The Johnson luxury boutique hotel providing 83 boutique-style suites in the former Department of Main Roads building at Boundary Street
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Infrastructure projects

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


  • Upgraded crossing at School Street, Turbot Street and Boundary Street
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Talented people

Access to a skilled workforce


  • 42% with bachelor degree level of education (compared to 32% for Brisbane Local Government Area)

Who has taken the opportunity?

  • La Cache a Vin restaurant opened underneath the old St Paul’s Tavern in Wharf St (2018)
  • Italian Food Restaurant opened in a charming old brick warehouse in Mein Street (2017)
  • Two Black Birds café opened in a ground floor tenancy in Morris Towers, Wickham Terrace (2017)
  • Little Tokyo Two chose a former Japanese restaurant in Spring Hill for a co-working space (2015)

Planning frameworks

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Last updated: 6 October 2020

Brisbane City Council acknowledges this Country and its Traditional Custodians. We pay our respects to the Elders, those who have passed into the dreaming; those here today; those of tomorrow.