Woolloongabba Is About to Look A Whole Lot Different

Brisbane City Council's approved plans for a marketplace, laneway eateries and a five-star, 144-room hotel — to start with.
Sarah Ward
Published on April 07, 2016

Change is a-coming to Brisbane — and while that statement applies to most parts of the city these days, it's about to prove particularly accurate in Woolloongabba. In fact, the corner of Logan Road and Deshon Street has been earmarked for transformation. You may have already noticed the construction zone, but you might not know just what's about to pop up.

That'd be South City Square, an inner-south hub that combines residential, retail, dining and entertainment all into one precinct. If you think that sounds pretty standard, then you haven't heard all the details. Fancy a new neighbourhood that takes inspiration from the former industrial area's past, while adding a marketplace, laneway eateries and a five-star, 144-room hotel? Or the titular centrepiece: a 5,000sqm central square? How about a brand new, eight-screen cinema? Of course you do.

While the project has been on the cards for a while, it has just earned the tick of approval from the Brisbane City Council, which means it's full steam ahead from here on in. Just don't go making plans to hang out there just yet. Work might have commenced, with the first residents due to move in next year; however the full development isn't due to be completed until 2022.

For more information about South City Square, visit the development's website.

Published on April 07, 2016 by Sarah Ward
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