The Brisbane central business district (CBD), officially gazette as the suburb of Brisbane City and colloquially referred to as 'the city', is the heart of the state capital of Queensland and is an area of densely concentrated skyscrapers and other buildings, interspersed by several parks such as Roma Street Parklands, City Botanic Gardens and Wickham Park.
It is located on a point on the northern bank of the Brisbane River. The triangular shaped area is bounded by the Brisbane River to the east, south and west. The point, known at its tip as Gardens Point, slopes upward to the north-west where the city is bounded by parkland and the inner-city suburb of Spring Hill to the north. The CBD is bounded to the north-east by the suburb of Fortitude Valley. To the west the CBD is bounded by Petrie Terrace, which in 2010 was reinstated as a suburb.
The size of Brisbane City is approximately 2.5 square kilometres. It has 11 parks covering nearly 14.6% of total area. The population of Brisbane City in 2011 was 7,888 people. By 2016 the population was 9,467 showing a population growth of 20.0% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Brisbane City is 20-29 years. Households in Brisbane City are primarily childless couples and are likely to be repaying $1800 - $2399 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Brisbane City work in a professional occupation. In 2011, 40.5% of the homes in Brisbane City were owner-occupied compared with 36% in 2016. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $587,500.
Amenities and attractions: The Queen Street Mall, is a pedestrian mall located on Queen Street in the centre of Brisbane. There are several significant shopping centers located on the Queen Street Mall. These include the Wintergarden (opened in 1982), The Myer Centre (opened in 1988), Broadway on the Mall (opened in 1989) and the lavish Queens Plaza.
In the CBD there many attractions like Queensland's Parliament House, the Queensland University of Technology Gardens Point Campus and the Brisbane City Hall. The Queens Gardens, Post Office Square, King George Square and the City Botanic Gardens are open public spaces located here. The Brisbane City Council operates a public library in Brisbane Square at 266 George Street.
Transport: The Brisbane central business district is the central hub for all public transport services in Brisbane. Bus services are centered on the Queen Street bus station and King George Square busway station. Suburban train services pass through Central railway station, and Roma Street railway station. Roma Street also serves as the terminus for long distance and country services. The central business district is served by various city ferries. Brisbane's City Cat high speed ferry service, popular with tourists and commuters, operates services along the Brisbane River between the University of Queensland and Northshore Hamilton, stopping at several CBD wharves. The Brisbane Riverwalk, a pedestrian and cyclist pathway adjoins the central business district along the riverbank.
By road, four road bridges connect the CBD with the southern bank of the Brisbane River: The Captain Cook Bridge, the Victoria Bridge, the William Jolly Bridge and the Go Between Bridge. The Story Bridge connects Fortitude Valley with Kangaroo Point and provides access to the city from the southern bank. Heading under and bypassing the CBD is the Clem Jones Tunnel.
By bicycle and foot, the Goodwill Bridge allows cross river access to South Bank. The Kurilpa Bridge allows cross river access from North Quay to South Brisbane. Cyclists and pedestrians may also cross while using the Victoria, William Jolly, Go Between and Story road bridges.
Postal Code: 4000
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