Opportunity: Stones Corner

Stones Corner is a diverse, vibrant urban village and one of Brisbane’s oldest local business areas. 

Council has recently worked with local businesses in Stones Corner 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 and foreign language wayfinding signage to further enhance Stones Corner as a thriving local business precinct.

Central and accessible

  • Less than five kilometres from Brisbane’s Central Business District (CBD)
  • Serviced by Eastern Busway, with bus stations at Stones Corner and Langlands Park
  • Buranda Station nearby
  • Convenient access to South Brisbane and Woolloongabba
  • Easy busway access to University of Queensland
  • Direct access to M3 Pacific Motorway

Local trends

  • Village feel
  • Heritage landmarks
  • Diverse and vibrant
  • Speciality retailers
  • Cafes, restaurants and bars
  • Inner city living
  • Young professionals

Precincts

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  1. Langlands Park – including East Leagues Club and the Langlands Park Memorial Pool
  2. Stones Corner Busway Station – easy public transport access on the Eastern Busway 
  3. Stones Corner Library – wheelchair accessible library in leafy surrounds
  4. Stones Corner Hotel – landmark heritage hotel established in 1888
  5. Logan Road high street – specialty shops, cafés, restaurant and bars and home of the Stones Corner Market
  6. Stones Corner Village – enclosed centre with Aldi, specialty stores and alfresco dining
  7. Hanlon Park – park with half court, playground, picnic area and soccer field

Driving opportunity

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Population growth

Generating additional demand for goods and services

 

  • Over 58% 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

 

  • $2.4 million of non-residential development approvals in 2017
  • Lincoln on the Park providing 93 apartments at Lincoln Street
  • Oxy Stones Corner providing 60 apartments at Zillah Street
  • Gemstone providing 74 apartments at Gladys Street
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Infrastructure projects

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

 

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Talented people

Access to a skilled workforce

 

  • 38% with bachelor degree level of education (compared to 32% for Brisbane Local Government Area)

Strong employment

Increasing consumer spending and stimulating economic growth

 

  • Recent employment growth at more than 1% per year

Who has taken the opportunity?

  • Three Nines Boutique opened at Logan Road (2017)
  • Lady Marmalade Café and Bar expanded their premises in a character building on Logan Road (2017)
  • Stones Corner Hair & Beauty opened in Logan Road (2017)
  • Urban Cellars Brisbane chose Stones Corner Village (2017)
  • iJuice Bar opened in Logan Road across from Stones Corner Village (2017)
  • Eurofix Mechanics Pty Ltd opened at Old Cleveland Road (2017)
  • Osborne & Co opened its eclectic homewares and unique kids clothes store in Stones Corner Village (2016)
  • Flowerama chose Stones Corner Village (2016)

Planning frameworks

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