Opportunity: Fortitude Valley | Brisbane City Council

Eclectic and cosmopolitan, Fortitude Valley is experiencing strong growth in the residential and commercial sectors.

Central and accessible

  • One kilometre from Brisbane’s Central Business District (CBD)
  • Fortitude Valley Train Station provides easy access
  • Frequent bus services, including City Glider
  • Story Bridge provides access for cars and pedestrians to Kangaroo Point
  • Convenient to major arterial roads linking to North and South Brisbane
  • M3 Pacific Motorway is just minutes away

Local trends

  • Startups and creative industries
  • Innovative buildings, spaces and laneways
  • Vibrant nightlife and restaurant scene
  • Boutique retail
  • Café culture


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  1. Brunswick Street Mall – entertainment and multicultural dining
  2. Chinatown Mall – exotic supermarkets, fashion and restaurants
  3. Emporium – boutique hotel, retail and dining with a European village feel
  4. James Street – light industrial turned leafy urban hub with local galleries, boutiques and design showrooms
  5. Arts precinct – Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts and galleries
  6. Howard Smith Wharves – riverside landmark with gardens, hotel, exhibition centre and dining to open in 2018-19

Driving opportunity

Population growth

Generating additional demand for goods and services

  • One of the fastest growing suburbs in Brisbane, with population expected to grow more than 5% each year
  • Projected to have a larger population than the Brisbane CBD by 2031
  • More than 65% of working age population under the age of 35

Development activity

Bringing more people to live and work in the area

Infrastructure projects

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

Talented people

Access to a skilled workforce

  • 37% with bachelor degree level of education (compared to 32% for Brisbane Local Government Area)


Who has taken the opportunity?

Planning frameworks

More information

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