Facts About Brisbane CBD
Brisbane CBD is the Central Business District of Brisbane City and its major commercial hub. It is historically called Meeanjin, lying on the northern bank of the lovely Brisbane River. The area is triangular in shape and bordered by the Brisbane River, Gardens Point, which is the tip and upward slopes of parklands and areas like Spring Hill and Fortitude Valley. The CBD is also near Petrie Terrace. Here are some more interesting facts about the area:
- The Queensland Government opened the first Brisbane National School on 2nd April, 1860 at Adelaide Street.
- A congregation of the Church of Christ was founded in 1883 and they subsequently bought 430 Ann Street for setting up a church. It still functions as Your Church.
- The Brisbane City Council regulated building heights till 132 ft although it was relaxed after 1964. The first skyscrapers here include AMP Place in 1977 and SGIO Building (Suncorp Plaza now) in 1970.
- The Brisbane CBD is home to numerous offices of private entities, government agencies and leading corporations. The Adelaide Street and Queen Street Mall make up a retail hub.
- The legal precinct covers buildings around the Adelaide, Ann and George Street intersections.
- Key attractions within the CBD include the City Hall, Story Bridge, ANZAC Square, Howard Smith Wharves, Brisbane River, St. John’s Cathedral, Riverwalk, Roma Street Parkland, City Botanic Gardens, Queensland Parliament House, Customs House and the Old Government House.
Weather in Brisbane CBD
The best time to visit is between late September and late April. Summers are warm and wet while winters are cool and short.