Beneath the sun-drenched Brisbane sky, a new multi-use parkland precinct is being built as Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner revealed that this will be part of his Council’s commitment to ensuring the success of Brisbane’s 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Architectural rendering of South Bank’s parkland as revealed by Brisbane’s City Council.

Schrinner announced yesterday before Brisbane 2032 Organizing Committee for Olympic Games or OCA was established. The Lord Mayor’s plans include purchasing a seven-hectare site on Montague Road in South Brisbane to house International Broadcast Centre and then convert it into a parkland precinct after the Olympics are over.

Negotiations for the purchase of a piece of land that once belonged to an industrial business have begun. The temporary 57,000 m venue will serve as housing during the Olympics and International Broadcast Center where media from all around the world can work together in peace.

The temporary building will be removed and converted into a multi-use parkland precinct similar to South Bank, based on the Kurilpa Riverfront Renewal Masterplan which was created by Brisbane City Council with Queensland Government several years ago. This plan envisions an entertainment, retailing, and dining plaza along the riverbank in addition to other public use spaces such as parks.

The proposal for this new design of landscape architecture is strikingly reminiscent of the State government’s proposed framework from 2012 that called for mixed commercial uses alongside open green spaces including restaurants and cafes among others – it has all been hinted at before!


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