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Newstead (Urban Renewal)

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Newstead (Urban Renewal) is 3,352, with a population density of 25.25 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Newstead (Urban Renewal) is bounded by Breakfast Creek in the north, the Brisbane River in the east, New Farm Park, Sydney Street, Welsby Street, Lamington Street, Merthyr Road, Macquarie Street, Kingsholme Street, Tilbrook Street, Crase Street, Kingsholme Street, Beeston Street, Macquarie Street, Chermside Street, Harcourt Street, Hough Lane, Small Street and Arthur Street in the south, and Commercial Road, Stratton Street, Longland Street, Ann Street, Montpelier Road, Cintra Road, Folkestone Street and Edmondstone Road in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1830s, with land used mainly for grazing and farming. Residential, industrial and commercial growth took place in the late 1800s, aided by the construction of the railway line and tramline. An electric tramway power station operated from 1928 till 1971, and was redeveloped as an entertainment and arts precinct in 2000. Significant redevelopment and gentrification took place from the late 1980s, as high-density housing replaced former wharves and industrial areas, with many warehouses converted into studio apartments. Rapid growth took place from the early 1990s, with the population increasing five-fold between 1991 and 2006, a result of large numbers of new dwellings being added to the area, particularly from the Cutters Landing development.

Land use

Newstead (Urban Renewal) is a residential and commercial area which has undergone substantial recent redevelopment.

Major features

Major features of the area include Brisbane Powerhouse, Powerhouse Park, Newstead Park, Newstead House and Teneriffe Boardwalk.

Included areas

Newstead (Urban Renewal) encompasses parts of the suburbs of Bowen Hills, New Farm and Newstead.