Central Woolloongabba is about to be transformed as part of the Cross River Rail precinct development. The above-ground site for the new train station could become a beautiful public park with essential community facilities, or a space for much-needed public housing – or both. But according to the State Government’s visualisations and draft land use plans, the site is set to have as many as 10 new highrise towers of up to 30 storeys.
This huge, 5.5 hectare redevelopment represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to revitalise and redefine the character of this neighbourhood centre, providing an asset for the community for decades to come. Because the development is taking place on publicly owned land, this space could easily be developed for community need. Unfortunately the state government looks set to squander this chance and sell most of the site off to big private developers.
And because this project has been labelled a ‘Priority Development Area’ by the State Government, it is exempt from normal planning approval processes.
As the population in the inner-south grows, we need more green space, community facilities and affordable housing. Let’s not waste this rare opportunity.
Join local Councillor Jonathan Sri, Queensland Greens spokesperson for South Brisbane, Amy MacMahon, and other local experts to hear more about the current plans for the site, potential alternatives, and how you can get involved in the campaign to win a community vision for the site.
Please register and we'll email you details of how to join the online meeting.