The Gabba’s future design will be finalized and tendered later this year, the Queensland government confirmed on Friday, paving the way for the stadium to become the focal point of Brisbane’s next CBD.
If all goes according to plan, by 2030 Woolloongabba will have a subway station, a metro bus station, a new retail center and other high-rise buildings supporting a state-of-the-art 50,000-seat stadium.
Once the winning design has been selected and construction contracts completed, work on the stadium is scheduled to begin in 2026 and be completed within four years.
The suburb’s transformation will conclude with new pedestrian and cycle connections to the South Bank, CBD and beyond.
“The 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games will transform Brisbane as Expo 88 did,” Deputy Premier Steven Miles said.
“It is fitting that we will be expanding the popular South Bank district all the way to the Gabba and back into the city via the (botanical) gardens.
“You can get around without a car and can walk and scooter into town or to the South Bank.”
Although the cost of the stadium is already skyrocketing, Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk said there will be no Olympics infrastructure agency to manage the construction program.
https://www.smh.com.au/national/queensland/woolloongabba-to-become-city-s-second-cbd-under-new-stadium-deal-20230217-p5clg6.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_national Woolloongabba will become the city’s second CBD as part of a new stadium deal