We love Brisbane (obvs), but there are times when do we get a tiny pang of envy when we see the mind-blowing facilities, shopping and developments in some of the world’s major cities.
But ‘lil’ ol’ Brissie’ is about to go next level, because the largest single development application in Queensland’s history has been submitted for the highly anticipated Queen’s Wharf– and it sounds AMAZING.
What’s planned is absolutely insane and will totally transform our CBD. For a start, within Queen’s Wharf itself, a recreation deck will feature a yoga lawn, gorgeous pool and a resort bar. Then there’s the Sky Deck, most of which will be accessible to the public (hell yeah!), tropical sky gardens, boutique dining areas and epic views of the city.
The ‘Heritage precinct’ will feature parklands, a new laneway (who doesn’t love a laneway), cosy courtyards and huge events spaces. The former Treasury Casino will be relocated and the Treasury building itself will be transformed into a luxury retail space—our wallets are itching already.
In more incredible news, North Quay will be rejuvenated with modern sculptures, bars, restaurants, and a massive plaza will sit by the riverside. The CBD, Queen’s Wharf and riverside will all be connected by a huge space called The Landing, creating a whole new city foreshore and green space walkways, while new parklands and cycleways will also be built by the river’s edge. Not to mention the entirely new pedestrian walkway connecting the whole thing to the heart of South Bank. Our heads are actually spinning right now!
Think shiny skyscrapers; way more pedestrian access to the CBD, river and in between; tonnes of new restaurants, bars and swanky retail; gorgeous gardens, multi-use outdoor spaces and parklands; schmick new apartments and hotels, and much more.
Frankly, we’re bloody excited. It’s been a long time coming for this ‘country’ town, but Brisbane is sprinting full speed toward the global city we always knew it could be.
The future is now, guys. Well, soon, anyway. We’ll keep you posted! in the mean time, check out the development details, here.
Image credit: Queens Wharf Brisbane