Over the last ten years, significant investment by forward-thinking proprietors has seen Edward Street emerge as a key location for high-end fashion and retail brands within Brisbane’s CBD.
To further bolster the Edward Street economy, Council developed the Edward Street Vision which features an abundance of street upgrades including streetscape improvements and creative lighting to help further Brisbane’s identity as a vibrant, prosperous city.
Council has allocated $11.4 million for the upgrade of the Edward Street thoroughfare between Queen Street and Charlotte Street. The project is now complete and includes:
- widening the southern footpath on Edward Street
- enhancing footpath surfaces with new granite
- keeping Brisbane clean, green and sustainable with the addition of 23 street trees
- considering city-goer comfort and cleanliness with new street furniture including seats, bins and bollards
- upgrading street and footpath lighting, and illuminating local trees
- easing quick trip congestion with enhanced loading and passenger drop-off zones
- installing new public artwork to improve cultural displays in the city centre.
The Edward Street Vision is another example of Council working with businesses and the community to improve our city and create new lifestyle and leisure opportunities. The Edward Street upgrade will play a key role in the ongoing activation and transformation of our city centre. Council will continue to work to improve Edward Street, as well as to support the traders with street activations and events to help realise the long-term vision for the precinct.
Find more information on the Edward Street upgrades.