Public comment opens for Gabba bus and rail hub plan


Brisbane's famous sporting precinct at 'The Gabba' will get more than a facelift with plans for new bus, rail, retail and residential infrastructure planned

Public comment opens for Gabba bus and rail hub plan
Public comment opens for Gabba bus and rail hub plan

July 20, 2010

Public submissions are open for comment on Brisbane’s proposed bus and rail hub for the Woolloongabba precinct adjacent to the Gabba Cricket Ground.

The transport hub incorporates the existing Woolloongabba bus station and a proposed underground cross river rail station.

Infrastructure and Planning Minister Stirling Hinchliffe says the development will be a transit orientated metropolitan precinct that functions on many levels.

"It will be a great place to work, fantastic to live in and exciting to visit."

Urban Land Development Authority CEO Paul Eagles says the Woolloongabba Draft Structure Plan shows a large amount of new green and open space for the area, and
pedestrian access to and from the Gabba on games days will
improve.

"While full development of the Woolloongabba urban development area is expected to take 15 to 20 years, the ULDA is identifying short and medium term residential and mix-use development opportunities," Eagles says.

"It is anticipated that the first site ready for development will be released to the market later next year, after approval of the final Development Scheme in April."

The Woolloongabba Draft Structure Plan is available for public comment from 19 to 30 July and can be viewed on the ULDA website at www.ulda.qld.gov.au.

Community responses will be considered during the preparation of plans for the proposed Woolloongabba development.

A community information session is being held at the German Club opposite the Gabba ground in Vulture Street this Saturday 24 July at 10am.

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