Back 28 Mar '23

George Street’s changing face

George Street’s changing face

Heritage buildings, luxury retailers and a spectacular entrance into Queensland’s most anticipated development will be right at home on George Street.

The 1800’s saw what are now some of Brisbane’s oldest buildings constructed along George Street, including the former Government Printery Building built in 1887 and Harris Terrace built in 1867.

Fast forward to the present day and George Street is undergoing a once-in-a-generation make-over that will complement the current preservation works being undertaken to the heritage buildings along the popular thoroughfare.

Multiplex Project Manager Tyson Macdonald said that the civil and landscaping works will continue along George Street and down Stephens Lane.

“The public realm works extend from the Brisbane River and all the way to George Street, covering an area of 33,000m2,” Mr Macdonald said.

“The next stage of works will be the footpath that joins the George Street entrance of the Queen’s Wharf precinct, including entrance to the Event Centre and future gaming and the newly constructed retail Lux Box.

“The large portion of works include new pedestrian lighting, service pit upgrades and new pavement finishes.

“Trees will be planted along the street, greening the area and providing shade while enhancing the cityscape along the pedestrian and road corridor.”

Along George Street – the opposite side of the integrated resort entrance – works will take place to for new trees to be planted.

Pedestrian access will remain in place with construction hours from 6.30am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday.

Existing pedestrian movements will not be affected as Queen’s Wharf continues to upgrade pedestrian footpaths and laneways within the precinct.

Old and new continues with upgraded pavements already completed in front of the current Treasury Hotel on George Street.