The inner city suburb of South Brisbane is located on the southern bank of the Brisbane River and is directly connected to the Brisbane CBD by the Kurilpa, Victoria and Goodwill bridges. It takes up an approximate area of two square kilometres and is surrounded by the neighbouring suburbs of Milton, Brisbane City, West End, Highgate Hill, and Woolloongabba. There are a number of main roads running through this suburb including Stephens Road, Annerley Road, Stanley Street, Vulture Street, Grey Street, Cordella Street, Merivale Street, Melbourne Street, Boundary Street, Montague Road, Ernest Street, and the Go Between Bridge. South Brisbane, along with West End and Highgate Hill, are known as Kurilpa to local indigenous people and remains important in indigenous life. The first land sales in 1843 marked the start of European settlement along with the development of wharves along the Brisbane River. Stanley Street was the first street in the area but was originally called Stanley Quay. Commercial buildings and hotels continued to develop and by the 1850s there were more than one hundred residences. A terminal for the railway was opened in 1884 in South Brisbane and as a result, the suburb experienced a construction boom. In the past, the suburb was heavily industrialised but has since emerged as a fashionable, high density, modern residential area. There is a mix of houses, apartment buildings and units of all different sizes. There is no doubt that someone will be able to find what they want in the real estate available in South Brisbane.
South Brisbane is one of the older areas of Brisbane and its cultural heritage is of importance to the suburb. There are a number of heritage listed buildings in the area of South Brisbane including the William Jolly Bridge, the Queensland Cultural Centre, the South Brisbane railway station, the Queensland National Bank, Coronation Hotel, South Brisbane Dry Dock, South Brisbane Library, South Brisbane Town Hall, a number of places in the South Bank Parklands, and many more.
Part of South Brisbane is a fairly notable attraction known as South Bank. The South Bank Parklands is one of the most popular tourist spots in Brisbane. It is home to a wide variety of restaurants and cafes as well as places such as the Queensland Conservatorium, the Wheel of Brisbane, Streets Beach, the Grand Arbour, and the Nepal Peace Pagoda. It has been said that approximately 11 000 000 people per year visit the South Bank Parklands. Another popular area is Grey Street and Little Stanley Street which house many of Brisbane’s most popular restaurants as well as fashion boutiques. As well as this, the South Bank Cinemas are located on Grey Street along with a couple of five star hotels.
The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre is another notable attraction of South Brisbane. It contains twenty four meeting and event spaces and four exhibition halls which combine to produce an area of 20 000 squared metres. It also contains an 8000 seat auditorium. It is the most awarded convention centre in Australia having received 107 industry awards. Not only that, but it has been ranked in the top three conventions centres around the world. South Bank is also home to the Queensland Maritime Museum which is located in the southern end of the South Bank Parklands next to the Goodwill Bridge. Its home to a two level exhibition building, a dry dock, a library, a lighthouse, and a number of retired vessels.
South Bank is also home to the Queensland Cultural Centre which consists of the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, the Queensland Museum and Science Centre, the Queensland Art Gallery, the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, and the State Library of Queensland. There is no shortage of things to do in South Brisbane.
There are a number of educational facilities within the suburb of South Brisbane. Some of these include Brisbane State High School, Somerville House, St Laurence’s College, Griffith University’s South Bank Campus, and the South Bank Institute of Technology. As well as these, the Queensland University of Technology’s Gardens Point campus is located across the river in Brisbane City as well as the University of Queensland’s St Lucia Campus which is located a short ways down the river. As well as this, the Mater Hospital is located within South Brisbane’s boundaries which is an important aspect for a lot of people.
Due to South Brisbane being such a popular spot, there is no shortage of public transport options. There are a number of major bus stations located within the suburb as well as two train stations and a few ferry terminals which have services for the Cityhopper and the CityCat.
South Brisbane is the place to be. It is located in a prime location that is close to everything, has a food scene like no other, and is extremely easy to get to no matter what type of transport is used. Contact the team at Reval Estate Agents for information on anything real estate.