Hip and friendly, Paddington and Milton each offer their own unique charm. Paddington is a residential area with strong retail and entertainment precincts. Milton is a higher density, transit-oriented community where people can live, work and play close to public transport, in a pedestrian and cyclist-friendly environment.

Central and accessible

  • Within two kilometres of Brisbane’s Central Business District (CBD)
  • Train station and ferry terminal in Milton
  • Frequent bus services along the main thoroughfares of Latrobe and Given Terraces, Milton Road, Heussler Terrace and Coronation Drive
  • Connected to South Brisbane by Go Between Bridge
  • Direct access to M3 Pacific Motorway

Local trends

  • Sporting and entertainment events
  • Breweries and vibrant nightlife
  • Corporate offices
  • Knowledge based industry
  • Eclectic boutiques, homewares and antiques
  • Rolling and leafy hills
  • Quaint cottages and renovated Queenslanders

Precincts

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  1. Latrobe and Given Terraces – restaurants, cafés and boutiques including Paddington Central Shopping Centre
  2. Government House – heritage-listed mansion and official residence of the Governor of Queensland at Fernberg Road
  3. Rosalie Village – restaurants, retail and a boutique cinema
  4. Suncorp Stadium  -  seating almost 55,000 and home to Brisbane Broncos, Queensland Reds and Brisbane Roar
  5. Milton Road – including Castlemaine Perkins Brewery and commercial area bounded by Heussler Terrace
  6. Park Road  – commercial high street with cafés and restaurants including the iconic replica Eiffel Tower
  7. Coronation Drive Office Park - premier inner-city office park and home of Milton Markets

Driving opportunity

Population growth

Generating additional demand for goods and services

  • Population forecast to grow more than 1% per year
  • 53% 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

  • Milton Urban Common – new park being constructed at the corner of Manning Street and Railway Terrace

Talented people

Access to a skilled workforce

  • 48% of working age population have a bachelor degree level of education

 

Who has taken the opportunity?

  • La Pinsa Pizza opened on the corner of Primrose and Kennedy Terrace, Paddington (2018)
  • Home décor store, Homes by Affordable Style Files, opened at Rosalie Village, Paddington (2018)
  • King Tea eatery opened in a 100-year-old building in Latrobe Terrace, Paddington (2017)
  • Bang Bang Bar opened at Given Terrace, Paddington (2017)
  • Barber, Esquire Male Grooming, opened a new store in Cribb Street, Milton (2017)
  • Cribb Street Social bar and eatery opened on the corner of Cribb and Little Cribb Streets (2017)
  • International fleet management software company, Chevin, expanded its Brisbane operations with a larger location at 303 Coronation Drive, Milton (2017)
  • Newstead Brewing Co. opened its second, much larger venue at Castlemaine Street, Milton (2017)
  • Global biotech company, Admedus, opened a Brisbane office at Coronation Drive, Milton (2016)

Planning frameworks

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Other Inner City investment areas

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08 June 2018