Cross River Rail Precinct Strategy released

Cross River Rail Precinct Strategy released

The Cross River Rail Precincts Delivery Strategy was released today giving the green light for market sounding for a new entertainment arena in the heart of the city.

The new Precinct Delivery Strategy is a blueprint for unlocking economic development opportunities at the five new high-capacity stations Cross River Rail will deliver at Boggo Road, Woolloongabba, Albert Street, Roma Street, and Exhibition.

By unlocking under-utilised land in the heart of the city like Roma Street, the precincts can leverage significant private sector investment and create jobs.

Brisbane Live, for example, has the potential to deliver 450 jobs per year during construction, with 1000 jobs in the peak year and 600 ongoing jobs once operational.
The Cross River Rail Delivery Authority will now launch market sounding to attract the best concepts from the private sector for the proposed new, world-class arena in the heart of Brisbane.

Brisbane Live, a new world class arena is a great example of the new assets Brisbane could gain through this precinct strategy. Globally, these types of venues next to a new underground high-capacity train station with connections to other public transport modes re-invigorate the entire area.
The new Cross River Rail stations will connect people, communities and businesses providing opportunities for a wave of economic growth, development and investment, boosting our economy and creating jobs.

In addition to a significant revitalisation of the Roma Street area, Cross River Rail’s Precinct Development Strategy will also deliver a new Exhibition station at the RNA Showgrounds, providing year-round rail services for both the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and the growing RNA Showground Lifestyle precinct.