The Brisbane Showgrounds has been cemented in our hearts since 1875 as Queensland’s favourite gathering place – home to the Ekka and many other exciting events!
Now, it has opened its heart to Brisbane’s newest community, King Street. This brand new retail high street is brought to life with laneway shops, apartments, office buildings and restaurants to brag about.
With a stylish new four star hotel, convention centre and plenty of outdoor areas to enjoy the best of Queensland’s sunshine, King Street is coming to life both day and night in the heart of Brisbane.
Residents have moved in, savvy workers and business folk have made Kingsgate, the first commercial tower, their nine to five and shops, restaurants and bars are coming to life along the street too. It’s an exciting time for this special part of Brisbane – a local treasure changing before our eyes!
Only 1.6kms from Brisbane’s CBD, the $2.9 billion Brisbane Showgrounds redevelopment, including King Street, is a partnership between the RNA and Lendlease. They’re both dedicated to celebrating and weaving the area’s history into this vibrant and growing neighbourhood. This next chapter is ensuring King Street is the place where Brisbane chooses to hang out. The local’s secret.
Whether you’re heading home, to work or for a day out, King Street breathes new life into the iconic Brisbane precinct.
Preserving the spirit of our rich heritage while embracing new life and energy, Brisbane Showgrounds will continue to evolve with Brisbane to the next generation.
King Street invites you to rediscover the best of Brisbane life all over again.
For years Brisbane Showgrounds has celebrated the arts and entertainment industry. King Street is set to continue this legacy showcasing the next generation of performers and entertainers to the locals.
In the heart of Brisbane’s most spirited precinct, Brisbane Showgrounds, King Street is emerging as a vibrant community and a place to taste the best of local dining, celebrate Australian traders and relish in lively entertainment.
Over the next 10 years, more than 14,270 people will live in the neighbourhood and over 24,039 people will come to the area for work every day. Add to that the one million or so who visit the Brisbane Showgrounds every year and you get a vibrant, buzzing city-fringe mecca.
Here’s what’s already buzzing at King Street:
And here’s what’s still to come:
Authentic traditions that have stood the test of time mixed with modern experiences, visible through thoughtful streetscape, recipes, remedies and retail design.
King Street’s shops and businesses have been curated as an eclectic mix that is quintessentially Brisbane. The new go-to for local products and produce.
Choices for every discerning Brisbane local with Queensland’s finest produce showcased by local talent – chat to your butcher, baker and candlestick maker as King Street becomes your local.
Come and experience the newest inner city neighbourhood and join a welcoming local community that is grounded, real and proud. It’s easy to get to, but will be hard to leave.