By Juliano Oliveira
Plans to extend South Bank with the acquisition of a seven-hectare site on Montague Road to become the International Broadcast Centre during the 2032 Olympics have been revealed by Brisbane City Council.
A temporary 57,000 m venue will host worldwide media professionals during the games and then be removed and converted into a multi-use parkland precinct similar to South Bank. The plans are detailed in the Future Host Commission Report released in July.
Negotiations with the owner of the industrial business on the site have already begun.
“Obviously, the Games are some years away, but we’re eager to get on with the job of delivering this and other amazing new assets for the people of Brisbane,” Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said.
“This will give us plenty of time to work with the State to secure the land and for Council to masterplan this area for all Brisbane residents in the future.
“World Expo 88’ was the catalyst for the creation of the South Bank, and now Brisbane 2032 will facilitate the next phase of this evolution.”
Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner stressed that there had been a popular clamour for the extension of South Bank along this part of Brisbane River for over a decade. The new project aligns with the intent of the draft Kurilpa Riverfront Renewal MasterPlan which the Council was working on with the State several years ago.
“The mayors of South East Queensland began the journey to pursue these Games because they realised the incredible legacy this would create for Brisbane and the rest of the region,” he said.
“This new area on the banks of the Brisbane River is precisely the type of legacy they envisaged, great new assets that would benefit all residents and make our wonderful city even better.”