Gabba revitalisation to change the city

Published Saturday, 18 February, 2023 at 11:36 AM

Deputy Premier, Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister Assisting the Premier on Olympic and Paralympic Games Infrastructure
The Honourable Dr Steven Miles

  • Woolloongabba Priority Development Area will be expanded to deliver more housing, shopping and dining precincts and public space 

  • The revitalisation of Woolloongabba will include an active travel corridor to South Bank and the CBD

  • The rebuilt Gabba stadium will anchor the major urban renewal project, connecting Cross River Rail and the Brisbane Metro

  • A new artist impression of the Gabba Stadium and map of the proposed PDA and how it will connect with Brisbane’s iconic locations are available here:

The Palaszczuk Government has today unveiled more of its plans for a major revitalisation of Woolloongabba.

The Woolloongabba Priority Development Area (PDA) will be expanded to encompass more of Woolloongabba and the Stanley Street precinct to South Bank.

The expanded PDA will see the redeveloped Gabba Stadium, Cross River Rail and the Brisbane Metro connected to South Bank and Brisbane CBD via a walkable, active travel corridor to South Bank and Brisbane City Council’s new green bridge.

Expanding the existing PDA will see a more integrated and coordinated planning approach for the whole suburb and allow for resolving complex planning and development matters that unlock value for the surrounding communities.

Importantly, the process will involve community consultation in preparation of a development scheme for the expanded PDA.

There is a process to be followed under the Economic Development Act including the preparation of an interim land use plan and revised PDA boundary.

Yesterday’s announcement on the Gabba redevelopment can be found here: 

Quotes attributable to the Deputy Premier:

“The 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games will change Brisbane the way Expo 88 did.

“We will extend the much-loved South Bank precinct to the Gabba Stadium and back to the City via the Gardens.

“The Gabba will be more than just an events stadium. We want it to be activated 24/7 so that living near it will be exciting and fun.

“It will be the main interchange between Cross River Rail and Brisbane Metro. You’ll be able to get around without a car and walk or scooter to the City or South Bank.

“The redevelopment will anchor major urban renewal and deliver more affordable housing, dining and retail.”


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