A thriving, modern hub of Brisbane’s urban landscape with future growth expected to accommodate 56 thousand new residents and 160 thousand additional workers.

Central and accessible

  • Directly connected to South Brisbane by Victoria Bridge and Kurilpa Bridge
  • Direct access to M3 Pacific Motorway
  • Easy access to Go Between Bridge and Story Bridge
  • Railway stations at Central and Roma Street are principal rail hubs for Queensland
  • Frequent bus services, with major hubs at Queen Street, King George Square and Roma Street Bus Stations as well as free City Centre loops
  • Ferry Terminals at Riverside, Eagle Street Pier, QUT Gardens Point and North Quay

Local trends

  • Bustling corporate centre of business and government
  • Flagship boutiques and activated laneways
  • Renowned bars, pubs, eateries and markets
  • Riverside views and walkways
  • Nightlife and entertainment options
  • Educational institutions

Precincts

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  1. Roma Street – Roma Street Parklands bordering the major Roma Street railway station
  2. Legal – Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law in George Street
  3. Queen Street Mall – Queensland’s premier shopping destination including The Myer Centre, Wintergarden and Queens Plaza and home to The Capital, Council’s $5 million innovation hub and co-working space
  4. Government – Brisbane City Council premises at George Street, Queensland Parliament House and State Government offices at George and William Streets
  5. Queensland University of Technology – Gardens Point campus including Old Government House and Gardens Theatre
  6. City Botanic Gardens – including The Gardens Club and Riverstage
  7. Financial – 'Golden Triangle' of commercial towers bounded by Edward, Queen and Eagle Streets as well as dining and nightlife along the riverside at the Riverside Centre and Eagle Street Pier
  8. Caxton Street and The Barracks  renowned nightlife and dining precinct

Driving opportunity

Population growth

Generating additional demand for goods and services

  • Expected to grow at more than 2% per year
  • More than 65% of working age population under the age of 35

Development activity

Bringing more people to live and work in the area

  • 267 dwellings approved in the 12 months ending December 2017
  • Queen’s Wharf $3 billion integrated resort development including five hotels, three residential towers, a new department store, 40 new restaurants, cafés and bars
  • The Westin 286 room hotel in Mary Street
  • 320 George Street 30 storey commercial tower and Grosvenor Hotel redevelopment
  • No. 1 Brisbane landmark building at the Queen Street Mall including 534 units and commercial tenancy
  • Brisbane Quarter  428-unit residential tower, retail shopping mall, 5-star hotel and 39 storey office building at 300 George St
  • Student One 97 Elizabeth Street student accommodation for 901 residents

Infrastructure projects

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

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?

  • Noosa favourite, Bordertown opened its first Brisbane location in Post Office Square (2018)
  • Elizabeth Picture Theatre five-screen boutique cinema in the heritage listed Tara House in Elizabeth Street (2017)
  • Edward Speciality Coffee opened in Edward Street (2017)
  • Riverland chose an unused river facing terrace in Eagle Street to open a unique beer garden and street food outlet (2017)
  • Goodstart Early Learning established a long day care and kindergarten in Adelaide street (2017)
  • The Cheese Pleaser, fromagerie and takeaway, opened in Adelaide Street (2017)
  • Console Connect established its research and development headquarters at Mary Street (2016)
  • Uniqlo chose the Queen Street Mall for its flagship Queensland store (2016)

Planning frameworks

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Other Inner City investment areas

View other great investment areas in the Inner City including Brisbane CBDDutton Park and FairfieldFortitude ValleyHighgate HillKangaroo PointKelvin Grove and HerstonNew FarmNewstead and Bowen HillsPaddington and MiltonRed HillSouth BrisbaneSpring HillWest End and Woolloongabba.

08 June 2018