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South Brisbane Riverside (Urban Renewal)

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for South Brisbane Riverside (Urban Renewal) is 10,018, with a population density of 34.28 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

South Brisbane Riverside (Urban Renewal) is bounded by the Brisbane River in the north and west, Dock Street in the east, and Vulture Street, Montague Road and Forbes Street in the south.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1840s. Population was minimal until the 1860s, when many boarding houses were built. Substantial residential and industrial development took place during the 1880s and 1890s, aided by the opening of the railway line in 1884, the development of wharf activities, and industrial and commercial growth. Expansion continued during the early 1900s and the interwar period. From the 1980s the area was selected as the location of Expo '88, spurring the regeneration of former wharves and industrial areas. Following this, South Bank Parklands was built on the former Expo site. The population increased substantially from the early 1990s, with rapid growth between 2001 and 2006, a result of large numbers of new dwellings being added to the area, largely from urban renewal and redevelopment.

Land use

South Brisbane Riverside (Urban Renewal) is a mixed use area, with industrial, commercial, cultural, tourist, recreational and growing residential land uses.

Major features

Major features of the area include Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), Queensland Performing Arts Centre, State Library of Queensland, Queensland Museum, Queensland Maritime Museum, Playhouse Theatre, Cremorne Theatre & Gallery, South Bank House, South Bank Police Station, Musgrave Park Swimming Centre, Stanley Street Plaza, Suncorp Piazza, West End The Markets Shopping Centre, West End Central Shopping Centre, Griffith University (Southbank Campus, including the Queensland Conservatorium and Queensland College of Art), Southbank Institute of Technology (Southbank Campus), SkillsTech Australia (South Brisbane Campus), Royal Brisbane International College, Bill Tyquin Oval, Davies Park, Musgrave Park, South Bank Parklands, Brisbane School of Distance Education and a number of other schools.

Included areas

South Brisbane Riverside (Urban Renewal) encompasses parts of the suburbs of South Brisbane and West End.