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City parklands

Parkland spaces are important so city communities can enjoy the outdoors and attract visitors.

Brisbane City Council, through a formal arrangement with the State Government, manages two inner city parklands - South Bank Parklands and Roma Street Parklands. Brisbane City Council is also responsible for activating and marketing the parklands.

South Bank Parklands

South Bank Corporation is a statutory authority which owns and manages the 42 hectare South Bank precinct.

South Bank was originally the World Expo '88 site. The State Government and South Bank Corporation transformed 17 hectares of the site into parklands for the community, officially opening them in June 1992. The State and South Bank Corporation contracted Brisbane City Council to take over the management and marketing of South Bank Parklands in July 2013.

Currently, development of a new 'Future South Bank' master plan is underway.

Roma Street Parkland

Roma Street Parkland was opened to the public in April 2001 after the State Government revitalised 16 hectares of land that was formerly part of the Roma Street railway and Albert Park. It's now a thriving urban residential and recreational precinct.

The State Government contracted Brisbane City Council to take over the management of the Roma Street Parkland in July 2013. Brisbane City Council is also responsible for the marketing and activation of the Parkland.

Further information

South Bank and Roma Street Parklands are managed by Brisbane City Council and City Parklands Services Pty Ltd. More information is available on the Visit Brisbane website.

Last updated: 28 Jul 2021