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City Centre

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for City Centre is 8,247, with a population density of 37.03 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

City Centre is bounded by Musgrave Road, College Road, Wickham Terrace, Anne Street and Queen Street in the north, Boundary Street and the Brisbane River in the east, the Pacific Motorway and the Brisbane River in the south and Boomerang Street and Hale Street 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 growth in the 1880s and 1890s. During World War II General Douglas MacArthur directed the Pacific campaign from the AMP building (now Macarthur Chambers) in Queen Street. 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 tripling between 1991 and 2006, a result of large numbers of new dwellings being added to the area, particularly high density housing.

Land use

City Centre is 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, Brisbane Magistrates Court, Commonwealth Law Courts, Supreme Law Courts, Museum of Brisbane, Conrad Treasury Casino, Australian Government Centre, Shrine of Remembrance, City Hall, QANTM College, St Stephens Catholic Cathedral, St Johns Anglican Cathedral, Central Station, Anzac Square, Roma Street Parkland, Queensland University (Brisbane International Campus), University of Queensland (School of Dentistry), Queensland University of Technology (Gardens Point Campus), Central Holmes College, Martin College, Parliament House, Eagle Street Pier, Waterfront Place, Brisbane Dental Hospital, Brisbane Transit Centre, Queensland Minerals & Energy Centre, Queensland Police Headquarters, Brisbane Watch-house, Roma Street Courts, Children's Court, Victoria Barracks & Museum, City Botanic Gardens (Mianjin), Emma Miller Place, Hardgrave Park, King Edward Park, Queens Gardens, Wickham Park, Old Windmill Observatory and Albert Park Flexi School.

Included areas

City Centre includes the Brisbane CBD and the far northern and far southern parts of (Brisbane) City.