Comment on bigger picture for Woolloongabba

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Community consultation is open for the Woolloongabba development plan. | Photo: Supplied by Queensland Government

With any major redevelopment of the Gabba now off the table, the State Government has started community consultation on the broader development plan for Woolloongabba.

The Woolloongabba Priority Development Area takes in the new Cross River Rail station, Gabba stadium and surrounds and needs to add 14,000 more buildings to accommodate 24,000 people and cater for 36,000 workers over the next 40 years.

The proposed development plan for the area includes requirements for 20 percent affordable or social housing and urban renewal around the new train station, which will feature a new “Central Park”, to deliver on a commitment to 50 percent open space in the precinct.

Walkways and bikeways are also planned to link Woolloongabba to South Bank and the CBD, with increased shade and safer routes around major roads.

The proposed plan also includes new open spaces and connections linking Kingfisher Creek with the Kangaroo Point Cliffs and the new green bridge.

The full plan can be viewed on the State Government website.

You can submit feedback until June 14.