Locals Urged to Have Their Say on Albert Street Cross River Rail PDA

The Queensland Government is seeking public comment on the proposed scheme for the Albert Street Cross River Rail Priority Development Area (PDA). 

Urging locals to review the proposed development scheme, Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick said the proposed scheme will provide a planning framework for the site that will inform the transformation of the southern end of Brisbane’s CBD.

“It outlines intended land uses, development criteria and the infrastructure envisaged for the PDA, and the feedback we gain through this process will ensure the PDA meets public expectation,” Mr Dick said.

This proposed development scheme is open for public consultation from 10 September to 23 October 2019. The Cross River Rail Delivery Authority will prepare a report based on submissions received during public consultation. It will be reviewed by the Minister of Economic Development Queensland.

According to Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development Kate Jones, up to 70,000 people were expected to use the Albert Street Cross River Rail Station each week day by 2036.

About Albert Street Cross River Rail Priority Development Area (PDA)

Albert Street Cross River Rail Priority Development Area Context Map (Photo Credit: dsdmip.qld.gov.au)

Albert Street CRR PDA is 3858 sqm with two core land areas separated by the Albert Street Road Reserve.

The PDA was declared on 14 December 2018 and an Interim Land Use Plan (ILUP) given effect. It will provide a planning framework for development above and adjacent to the new Albert Street underground rail station at the intersection of Albert and Mary Streets in the CBD.If you know more about this development or make your opinion count, go to Cross River Rail Delivery Authority or send an email to info@crossriverrail.qld.gov.au.

New Underground Station to Replace Brisbane Transit Centre in Roma Street

Dubbed as one of Brisbane’s ugliest buildings, the Brisbane Transit Centre located on Roma Street is set to be demolished and replaced by Cross River Rail’s new underground Roma Street Station.

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According to Deputy Premier & Treasurer Jackie Trad, the $5.4 billion Cross River Rail project would transform the western gateway to the City and facilitate the delivery of the proposed ‘Brisbane Live’ development.

“Roma Street Station is a key link between the city centre, Roma Street Parklands, Spring Hill’s schools, Caxton Street, the Petrie Barracks, Suncorp Stadium, and the cultural precinct at South Bank,” she said.

“When complete the new station is expected to be used by more than 230,000 commuters every week, the equivalent of over four capacity crowds at Suncorp Stadium,” she added.

Artist’s impression of Brisbane Live Arena Photo credit: brisbanedevelopment.com

Apart from the new underground station, Roma Street precinct will also have a new live entertainment venue. Plans for the Brisbane Live development are already underway following the government’s $5 million commitment to develop a business case for the entertainment precinct.

Ms Trad said, “Planning for Brisbane Live is well underway with representatives from AEG Worldwide visiting Brisbane from their Los Angeles base this week to meet with the local powerbrokers pulling the Brisbane Live business case together.”

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“With an 18,000 seat world-class arena as its centrepiece, the Roma Street precinct, just like the LA Live complex, will become Queensland’s premier entertainment venue hosting major live concerts and world class sporting events right in heart of the city.

The business case, which had kicked off in May 2018, is expected to take approximately six months to complete. It will assist the Queensland Government in determining whether value-for-money can be achieved by developing the Brisbane Live proposal.

The business case will be prepared by Building Queensland and the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority (the Delivery Authority), which is responsible for the master planning work for the Roma St precinct.

Early works for the new Cross River Rail Roma Street Station will start in 2019, with the Brisbane Transit Centre and Hotel Jen to be demolished in late-2020.