Opportunity: Nundah

Nundah is a connected and convenient boutique village with a retail and dining focus.

Council has worked with local businesses in Nundah to develop a Local Business and Destination Plan. This collaborative work, known as a Local Business Partnership Initiative, identifies opportunities for improving local investment to support the local economy.

Council has also delivered free Wi-Fi to further enhance Nundah as a thriving local business precinct.

Connected and accessible

  • Within eight kilometres of the Brisbane Central Business District (CBD)
  • Train stations at Nundah and Toombul
  • Well served by buses particularly along Sandgate Road and a bus interchange at Toombul Shopping Centre
  • Intersected by the Sandgate Road major arterial
  • Easy access to the M1 Gateway Motorway providing connections to the north and south
  • Convenient to Westfield Chermside, Brisbane AirportAustralia TradeCoast and Direct Factory Outlet

Local trends

  • Vibrant urban village
  • Retail and dining focus
  • Farmers market
  • Walkability and convenience
  • Apartments and townhouses
  • Period homes and workers cottages
  • Historical buildings


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  1. Sandgate Road high street – restaurants, cafés and shops
  2. Nundah Village Shopping Centre – Woolworths anchored centre with specialty stores and underground parking
  3. Commercial and industrial on either side of the train line, and the train station carpark is home to the Nundah Markets
  4. Toombul Shopping Centre – large complex with Kmart, Target, Coles, Aldi and Bunnings as well as specialty stores
  5. Nudgee Road industrial – pocket of industrial backing onto Southern Cross Way

Driving opportunity

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Population growth

Generating additional demand for goods and services


  • Expected to grow at more than 1% each year
  • More than 52% of the working age population under the age of 35
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Development activity

Bringing more people to live and work in the area


  • Sixty-four residential dwellings approved in 2019
  • $6.2 million of non-residential building approvals in 2019
  • Three to provide 120 apartments in a nine-story residential tower as part of the Circa development on Station Street
  • Brooklyn on York Street providing eight townhouses
  • Approved upgrade of Norths Devils Leagues Club for refurbishment and extension of the clubhouse
  • Approved child care centre at Oxenham Street
  • Approved retirement facility providing 52 apartments at Union Street and proposed residential care development to provide 184 units in Union Street as part of the Zion precinct
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Infrastructure projects

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


  • Sandgate Road and Hamilton Road intersection upgrade as part of Council's commitment to invest more than $2 billion to tackle traffic congestion
  • Potential future projects from Nundah parking study

Strong employment

Increasing consumer spending and stimulating economic growth


  • Recent employment growth of more than 2%
  • 359 employing businesses in the region

Who has taken the opportunity?

  • Ant. Espresso – a hole-in-the-wall café, opened at 1147a Sandgate Road (2019)
  • Jabiru Café & Bar opened its second café at the Nundah Village Shopping Centre (2019)
  • Mister Bui Banh Mi & more, opened at 1217 Sandgate Road (2019)
  • York Street Espresso Bar opened at 83 York Street (2019)
  • Éclair Macaron established a dessert and high tea parlour on the Sandgate Road (2017)
  • Helmet Hair Co opened on Sandgate Road (2017)
  • Nundah Corner Café & Bistro opened on Sandgate Road (2017)
  • HMB Barbers opened in Nundah Village Shopping Centre (2017)

Planning frameworks

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Other local business areas for investment

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Last updated: 6 October 2020