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City Centre (Urban Renewal)

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for City Centre (Urban Renewal) is 8,245, with a population density of 32.74 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

City Centre (Urban Renewal) is bounded by College Road, Gregory Terrace, Wickham Terrace, Turbot Street and Boundary Street in the north, the Brisbane River in the east and south, and Eagle Terrace, Upper Roma Street, Countess Street, Secombe Street and Petrie Terrace in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from 1825 when the Moreton Bay Penal Settlement was established. In 1842 the Penal Settlement was closed and the area declared open for free settlers. Gradual growth took place in the 1860s and 1870s, with more substantial commercial and residential development in the 1880s and 1890s. Expansion continued during the post-war years. Substantial redevelopment has taken place since the late 1980s, initially spurred by Brisbane hosting the 1988 World's Fair (Expo '88). Rapid growth took place from the early 1990s, with the population quadrupling between 1991 and 2006, a result of large numbers of new dwellings being added to the area. The most rapid growth took place between 2001 and 2006, particularly from high density housing.

Land use

City Centre (Urban Renewal) includes the Brisbane CBD, a commercial, institutional and residential area which has undergone substantial recent redevelopment.

Major features

Major features of the area include the Brisbane CBD, Queen Street Mall and associated retail areas (including Broadway on the Mall, MacArthur Central Shopping Centre, Myer Centre, Queens Plaza and Wintergarden Shopping Centre), Anzac Square Shopping Centre, Riverside Centre, Riparian Plaza, Waterfront Place, Queensland University (Brisbane International Campus), University of Queensland (School of Dentistry), Queensland University of Technology (Gardens Point Campus), Central Holmes College, Martin College, QANTM College, Parliament House, Eagle Street Pier, Queensland Police Headquarters, Brisbane Watch-house, Roma Street Courts, Brisbane Magistrates Court, Commonwealth Law Courts, Supreme Law Courts, Brisbane Dental Hospital, Museum of Brisbane, Conrad Treasury Casino, Australian Government Centre, Shrine of Remembrance, City Hall, St. Stephens Catholic Cathedral, St Johns Anglican Cathedral, Brisbane Transit Centre, Queensland Minerals & Energy Centre, Central Station, Roma Street Parkland, City Botanic Gardens (Mianjin), Anzac Square, Emma Miller Place, King Edward Park, Queens Gardens, Wickham Park and Old Windmill Observatory.

Included areas

City Centre (Urban Renewal) encompasses most of the suburb of (Brisbane) City.