King Street set to reinvigorate the Brisbane Showgrounds

Queensland’s playground, Brisbane’s heart

Want to celebrate the best of Brisbane in its most iconic location?

Watch 140 years of history evolve into its next chapter

The Brisbane Showgrounds has been cemented in our hearts since 1875 as one of Queensland’s favourite gathering places and agricultural epicenters – home to the EKKA and many other exciting events! 

Now, the iconic Brisbane Showgrounds has transformed into a world-class destination. A vibrant events, urban lifestyle and dining precinct, Brisbane Showgrounds is set to stand the test of time and continue to be enjoyed by generations to come. As the pulse, King Street sits at its heart; heralded as Brisbane’s edgy home of entertainers, artisans, innovators and producers, known as the place where creativity, imagination and thought leadership flourishes. King Street offers the complete modern lifestyle experience with apartments and office buildings above a thoughtfully curated and designed retail high street and alongside a stylish new four star hotel, convention centre and serene green spaces.

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 creating an authentic, localised destination, reflective of its legacy, regional significance (to Queensland) and which contributes to Brisbane’s position as a modern world city by 2025.

  • A few familiar faces, in new places

    Rediscover the Brisbane Showgrounds

    Whether you’re heading home, to work or for a day out,
    King Street breathes new life into the iconic Brisbane precinct.

  • A Brisbane icon since 1876

    Traditions standing the test of time

    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.

  • A glorious showcase of experiences

    A mosaic of experiences

    King Street invites you to rediscover the best of Brisbane life all over again.

  • A place to celebrate

    Brisbane’s event hub

    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.

King Street Brisbane Showgrounds urban neighbourhood

We’re so excited to share with you authentic local experiences, every day of the year.

King Street is an edgy and carefully curated lifestyle and dining destination where Brisbane comes to life.

In the heart of Brisbane’s most spirited precinct, Brisbane Showgrounds, King Street is one of Brisbane’s go-to sources for authentic lifestyle experiences within a community which celebrates art, design and cultural traditions while embracing imagination and innovation.

With 25 specialty restaurants, bars and cafes, King Street is a sensational culinary destination. In addition to showcasing the best local and Australian restaurants and cafes, King Street also offers a mosaic of lifestyle experiences providing daily convenience for the local residents, workers and visitors. From boutiques, hairdressers, barbers and training centres, to childcare centre, medical practice and 5 level car park, King Street provides the accessibility and excitement of living inner-city, and charm of local community.

  • Modern History

    Watch the Showgrounds transform

    Authentic traditions that have stood the test of time mixed with modern experiences,
    visible through thoughtful streetscape, recipes, remedies and retail design.

  • Urban Eclectic

    Handpicked for Brisbane

    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.

  • Paddock to Plate

    Celebrate local

    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.

  • Hyper Local

    Right in the heart of Brisbane

    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.


We create the best places

We believe in creating the best places. Places that meet people’s needs for the future, a future for people and communities to prosper. Places where people live, learn, work, play, heal, travel and above all, connect. At Lendlease we believe the Brisbane Showgrounds project is more than the bricks and mortar of the Showgrounds. They are the community, events and brands Queenslanders know and the character and heritage Queenslanders have held dear since 1876.

For the urban renewal of the Brisbane Showgrounds, boundaries between past and future have been blurred with a focus on restoring and repurposing materials that have been embedded in and have been synonymous with the Showgrounds since its inception. We focus on building a sense of place and weaving sustainability into everything that we do.

Sustainability case studies

Read on to hear about some of the case studies from the Brisbane Showgrounds.

Where will King Street take you today?