Opportunity: Spring Hill | Brisbane City Council

One of Brisbane’s oldest neighbourhoods, Spring Hill’s historic streets blend easily with its modern urban lifestyle featuring art galleries, restaurants and night spots.

Central and accessible

  • One kilometre from Brisbane’s Central Business District (CBD)
  • Located between the CBD and Fortitude Valley
  • Frequent bus services, including the free City Loop and Spring Hill Loop
  • Easy connections to Central and Roma Street train stations
  • Convenient access to the neighbouring Roma Street Parklands
  • Close to major arterial roads linking to North and South Brisbane

Local trends

  • Heritage buildings, terrace houses and workers cottages
  • Professionals
  • City living with suburban feel
  • Vibrant cafés and restaurants
  • Unique entertainment (Underground Opera)


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  1. Wickham Terrace – Brisbane Private Hospital, St Andrews War Memorial Hospital and medical specialists
  2. Astor Terrace – restaurants and cafés
  3. Education – Brisbane Grammar, Brisbane Girls Grammar and St Josephs College
  4. Heritage homes – terrace houses and workers cottages
  5. Recreation – Victoria Park, with Centenary Pool and nearby Spring Hill Baths

Driving opportunity

Population growth

Generating additional demand for goods and services

  • Expected to grow at 1.5% each year
  • Almost 64% of working age residents under the age of 35

Development activity

Bringing more people to live and work in the area

  • The Johnson luxury boutique hotel providing 83 boutique-style suites in the former Department of Main Roads building at Boundary Street

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?

  • La Cache a Vin restaurant opened underneath the old St Paul’s Tavern in Wharf St (2018)
  • Italian Food Restaurant opened in a charming old brick warehouse in Mein Street (2017)
  • Two Black Birds ca opened in a ground floor tenancy in Morris Towers, Wickham Terrace (2017)
  • Little Tokyo Two chose a former Japanese restaurant in Spring Hill for a co-working space (2015)

Planning frameworks

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