Station Square: $1.2 Billion Development Unveiled in Woolloongabba Ahead of 2032 Olympic Games

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Architectural rendering of the proposed Station Square development in Woolloongabba by Trenert

Woolloongabba is on the brink of even more transformation with the announcement of the Station Square project, a massive new $1.2 billion mixed-use development inspired by the upcoming Greater Brisbane 2032 Games.

Developer Trenert says the project will celebrate Brisbane’s unique heritage and potential as a global city with Station Square comprising of four towers, complete with a pedestrian link spanning Stanley Street, providing access to the Cross River Rail Woolloongabba underground station, with a planned Metro station to follow.

Station Square would also feature affordable housing, residential apartments, a 320-room five-star hotel, office building and a retail complex at ground.

A development application is yet to be submitted, however the taller building appears to be around 40 storeys high which would make it the tallest building to be built outside of the Brisbane CBD. The project would also integrate and restore the heritage Railway Hotel.

A central green spine is proposed to run along the middle of the site and connect to new residential and office towers. A community park is also proposed towards the back of the master plan.

Architectural rendering of the proposed Station Square development in Woolloongabba by Trenert
Architectural rendering of the proposed Station Square development in Woolloongabba by Trenert
Masterplan of the proposed Station Square development at Woolloongabba
Aerial photo of the Station Square development site at Woolloongabba

The 1.3-hectare site is located on consolidated land bordering Hubert, Stanley and Reid Streets directly opposite the Woolloongabba Cross River Rail Station.

Last month the government proposed a plan to expand the existing Woolloongabba Priority Development Area which will cover significant parts of the Olympic Stadium precinct, including this site.

The Government’s newly expanded Priority Development Area around the Olympic Stadium and Cross River Rail / Brisbane Metro

According to Trenert, the precinct is set to become a central hub for work, entertainment and living.

“Station Square is an exciting new mixed-use precinct, diagonal to the Gabba Stadium, the future site for the 2032 Olympic Games.”

“This development is designed to celebrate and showcase Brisbane’s unique heritage and display who we are as a global city for the future.”

“With direct links into the Cross River Rail and Brisbane Metro, the precinct will be a meeting place for work, to live or entertain in Brisbane.” – Trenert

The project’s vision for the region is a significant step towards its revitalisation, as well as the creation of new investment and employment opportunities in the area.

BlueCHP, an affordable housing operator has been signed on to help develop the affordable housing component of the development.

The Station Square project is anticipated to set a benchmark for future private sector investment in the lead-up to the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The development’s podium level would be developed first with five levels of basement parking consisting of around 670 car spaces. will report more about the $1.2 billion project set to be unveiled by Trenert and the Government soon. Subscribe to here.

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  • Seems to be a good fit for the area and will breathe life into the Gabba precinct. Overall height may be the only issue.

  • very ugly cubic box design retro 1980 period, destruction of heritage buildings with style, minimal public space using sliver of land at edge of noisy freeway creates much more car chaos in an already over crowded space of inner Brisbane. council needs to propose how they are dealing with all the added car traffic in Stanley st and freeway on ramp

  • With the probable destruction of Raymond Park the provision of real community ammenities looks scant. In fact more like a ‘lets put a public community space where we cannot build anything’. Locals won’t be too happy.

  • I think the area needs to direct traffic underneath around the Gabba that will allow for more green area/walkways/bike paths.

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