Since Brisbane was announced the host city of the 2032 Olympics, a slew of new developments has been planned, including a new car-free bridge, riverfront precinct, and a public park, just to name a few. To add to the list we have a 100-metre-high sky deck, an underground rail station, as well as a $1.7 billion stadium.
Akin to Melbourne’s Skydeck and Sydney’s Tower Eye, The new Sky Deck towering above William Street in the Brisbane CBD will have 360-degree views from its rooftop and glass floor platform.
Sporting both a bar and restaurant, it might just be the perfect spot to grab a drink at golden hour or for a meal overlooking the city and river.
Sky Deck is part of the new $3.6 billion Queen’s Wharf development, with opening expected to start in late 2023.
In addition to Sky Deck, which is a key highlight, Queen’s Wharf will soon also be home to four new hotels, the upcoming Neville Bonner Bridge, a new casino, as well as 50 new bars, cafes, restaurants and retail stores.
A little further away to wait for this one, but huge news nonetheless. By 2030, Woolloongabba could become Brisbane’s next CBD, with a massive new stadium and retail precinct announced, as well as an underground rail station and Metro bus station making the suburb more accessible.
Construction is set to start on the stadium in 2026, with a planned completion of 2030, just two years before the Olympic games take over Brisbane.
New bike and walking paths have also been planned, easily connecting the Gabba to Brisbane CBD and South Bank.
A 10-year makeover
According to the Brisbane Olympic Games organising committee president Andrew Liveris, the 2023 games are predicted to bring in more than $17.61 billion in economic and social gain. So it only makes sense to give the city a glow up well beforehand.
Over the next decade, Brisbane is going to undergo a massive structural makeover, which won’t just get enjoyed for the Olympic games, but for locals beyond that.