Council invites residents to share opinions on Queenslander homes

January 16, 2019 by  

Brisbane City Council is set to embark on a plan to safeguard the area’s iconic Queenslander homes and is seeking feedback from the community.

Queenslanders, which date back to the 1840s and are [Read more]

City to expand local sporting precincts

December 10, 2018 by  

Woolloongabba sports enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice following the latest decision by Brisbane City Council to expand sporting facilities in surrounding suburbs.

Lord Mayor, Councillor Graham Quirk has announced [Read more]

Brisbane River to host city’s debut paddle-up pontoon

November 25, 2018 by  

Residents in areas such as St. Lucia, Highgate Hill and Woolloongabba are in a prime position to take advantage of Brisbane City’s first river hub located at West End.

According to Deputy Mayor Adrian Schrinner, the new hub will [Read more]

Vast parkland planned for Woolloongabba area

October 30, 2018 by  

Brisbane City Council, which incorporates the suburb of Woollongabba, is closer to finalising plans for a vast parkland area along Oxley Creek in the city’s south west.

The $100 million project [Read more]

Woolloongabba area council committed to improving satellite CBDs

September 27, 2018 by  

Brisbane City Council, which incorporates the inner suburb of Woolloongabba, has said it will work with the local community to ensure Wynnum and the surrounding area becomes a prime destination for tourists.

The council has not yet [Read more]

Woolloongabba area receives extra heritage protections

August 30, 2018 by  

The City of Brisbane, which incorporates the suburb of Woolloongabba, has moved to protect its character by preventing the demolition of many properties built before 1911. Municipal ordinances are often communicated via correspondence featuring custom letterheads.

An amendment to Brisbane City Council’s City Plan 2014 proposes that 57 pre-1911 homes and other heritage properties will be prevented from being demolished. They join 400 inner-city buildings previously recognised for their historical and cultural significance.

In June Lord Mayor Graham Quirk announced a new blueprint for inner city areas to halt developments of apartment complexes and townhouses in streets, which are predominantly made up of single homes with their own backyards.

The council also plans to strengthen the approval process for new developments to stop large skyscrapers from blocking views of the cityscape. The Brisbane skyline between St Stephen’s Cathedral and Central Station is one such protected aspect under the amended plan.

Any future developments in and around iconic landmarks and civic spaces including the General Post Office, Post Office Square, ANZAC Square and Reddacliff Place would require very specific approvals. Brisbane City Council Planning chairman says the sites “represent everyday places where people can gather and take pride in our city."

The council is seeking public feedback on the proposed amendment before giving the go ahead to formally alter Brisbane City Plan 2014.

Huge Woolloongabba demolition project begins

July 20, 2018 by  

The nine-storey Landcentre building has begun to disappear from the Woolloongabba skyline as it is slowly demolished to make way for the $5.4bn Cross River Rail project.

Once completed, the [Read more]

Property buyers find bargains in Woolloongabba

June 29, 2018 by  

A glut of apartments for sale in inner-Brisbane areas including Woolloongabba has drastically improved affordability for buyers.

Research by the [Read more]

Real estate development continues in Woolloongabba as market adjusts

May 17, 2018 by  

The area once colloquially known by first settlers as One Mile Swamp for its many boggy waterholes is now considered by some as a residential development hotspot.

Officially renamed [Read more]

Woolloongabba transformed into a development hotspot

April 24, 2018 by  

Based on information from the Brisbane Heritage Trails, the current Woolloongabba used to have a few boggy waterholes and was known as One Mile Swamp prior to 1870.

Today, the suburb has [Read more]

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