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Fortitude Valley (Urban Renewal)

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Fortitude Valley (Urban Renewal) is 4,292, with a population density of 32.57 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Fortitude Valley (Urban Renewal) is bounded by Markwell Street, Montpelier Road, Breakfast Creek Road, Longland Street, Stratton Street and Commercial Road in the north, Arthur Street and Malt Street in the east, Bowen Terrace, Kemp Place, Ivory Street, Boundary Street, School Street and Warren Street in the south, and Saint Pauls Terrace, Brunswick Street, Gregory Terrace, Costin Street, Constance Street and Saint Pauls Terrace in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1850s. Residential and commercial growth took place in the 1880s and 1890s, aided by the extension of the railway line in 1891. Some development took place in the interwar and post-war years. Rapid growth took place from the mid 1990s, with the population increasing seven-fold between 1996 and 2006, a result of large numbers of new dwellings being added to the area, largely from urban renewal, particularly high density housing.

Land use

Fortitude Valley (Urban Renewal) is a residential, commercial and industrial area which has undergone significant recent redevelopment.

Major features

Major features of the area include Valley Metro Plaza, Emporium Shopping Centre, Brunswick Street Mall, Chinatown Mall, Centro Complex, James Street Market, Cathedral Village Shopping Centre, Homemaker City, Homemaker City North, Australian College of Natural Medicine, Valley Pool, Centenary Place and two schools.

Included areas

Fortitude Valley (Urban Renewal) encompasses most of the suburb of Fortitude Valley, and small parts of the suburbs of Bowen Hills and Newstead.