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Woolloongabba Station Precinct

At Woolloongabba, a 6.5-hectare site is being cleared as the staging site for our Tunnel Boring Machines and the construction of a new high-capacity underground station, directly opposite The Gabba Stadium.

The opportunity with this site is to construct not only a new station but also a new station-to-stadium pedestrian connection to The Gabba, completely transforming the area as a new year-round public space.

The Woolloongabba station precinct will also be transformed from an under-utilised city fringe into an area which has commercial, residential and retail development close to world-class public transport.

Cross River Rail’s new station at Woolloongabba has the potential to transform living at Woolloongabba every day, just as much as it could transform game days.

The Cross River Rail Delivery Authority is working with key stakeholders including Brisbane City Council, Stadiums Queensland and the Department of Housing and Public Works to develop a precinct plan for the new Woolloongabba station.

When Cross River Rail is complete, Woolloongabba will be just 3 minutes by train to the new Albert Street station in Brisbane’s CBD, and connected directly to the growing health, science and education precinct at Boggo Road.

Affordable Housing

The precinct redevelopment could deliver build-to-rent affordable housing designated for key and essential services workers including nurses, teachers, police and fire officers and hospitality and tourism workers, making it more affordable to live in areas closer to work.

Concept image showing the new Woolloongabba station precinct and pedestrian bridge connection to The Gabba.

Station to Stadium

The Gabba has been the scene of many great sporting triumphs and through Cross River Rail, there is an opportunity to ensure it will remain an icon of Queensland culture for generations to come.

Exciting concepts for the future of the precinct include a pedestrian connection to span Main Street providing a safe and vibrant ‘front door’ for sports fans.

Use this 360-view of the station-to-stadium pedestrian connection to see what the concept involves.

Concept image showing a potential new forecourt area in front of The Gabba

Cross River Rail will also enable more trains to run more often and will integrate with new bus services to create a turn-up-and-go transport network across the whole of SEQ.
This means more fans will have more ways to access The Gabba on game days.

Concept image of the Woolloongabba precinct showing new green spaces, parks and residential buildings.

Our station-to-stadium pedestrian connection will create new and improved public spaces and facilities for residents to enjoy and will encourage visitors to the suburb all year round.