‘Brisbane Live’ and alive it will be. Brisbane’s ultimate entertainment precinct was presented to the government earlier this year in May. It is fascinating to see architecture in Brisbane drawing inspiration from international cities such as Singapore’s Park Royal, and now to New York’s Madison Square Gardens, with the proposal and revamp of the Roma Street Transit Centre and surrounding space. The evolution of a city for the future is integral in attracting economic development, job creation, tourists and creating a vibrant lifestyle for its population. And if the Queensland Government’s predictions are correct, Brisbane’s population will reach 6.1 million by 2026 and 9.1 million by 2056. Proposals like this and many more will certainly be vital to meet the growing needs of a changing city.
The title of the proposal, ‘Brisbane Live’, reflects and certainly embodies a space and place where residents in the Great South East will be able to ‘live it up’. The baby boomers and Gen x’s will certainly remember the capacity of Festival Hall, all 4000 squashed in together. This will pale in comparison to the proposed 17 000 seat main arena for international artists, the 4000 seat rock club and the giant screen and amphitheatre for 15 000 people. Sports fans don’t despair as the main arena is also designed to attract major sporting events. ‘Brisbane Live’ is reflective of a city within a city if you consider the services that will be provided. From proposed apartment and commercial towers to an educational campus, dining and medical facilities, this new space will incorporate and create a contemporary lifestyle that reflects the 21st century.
‘Brisbane Live’ is an exciting proposal for our city and if you wish to view the plan go to http://www.brisbanelive.com.au/ As destination city to live or visit, Brisbane is a gem still being discovered; however, for those of us that call it home, we have much to look forward to in its sparkling future.