Late last year, Brisbane City Council announced its Global Precincts Strategic Vision which identifies major precincts in the South-East corner that contribute most significantly to trade, employment and growth. Brisbane Technology Park is on the map as a key element of the Upper Mt Gravatt and Eight Mile Plains Global Precinct.
The Brisbane City Council is investing in a coordinated approach to evolving these precincts focusing on critical infrastructure and key networks such as the Brisbane Metro and the Cross River Rail.
“As a key priority of the Brisbane 2022 New World City Action Plan, the Global Precincts vision is focused on developing the precincts with scalable industry activity, world-class business environments, and global reach,” Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said.
“By encouraging and facilitating the growth of further precincts – like the eight priority areas we have identified, with the first three focused around the Brisbane Metro – we can only strengthen Brisbane’s reputation as a top-tier global lifestyle, business and investment destination, and indeed a new world city.”
The Eight Mile Plains, Upper Mount Gravatt precinct, and more specifically Brisbane Technology Park, has been recognised for the substantial economic contribution it makes to the region and its important role in showcasing some of South-East Queensland’s most innovative and exciting businesses.
Stakeholders from across Eight Mile Plains and Upper Mt Gravatt have come together to workshop potential long-term opportunities for the area.
Two stakeholder workshops have been held since January, with the sessions facilitated by Brisbane Marketing, the city’s economic development board.
More than 20 stakeholders have participated in the workshops to discuss opportunities and the development of a pathway forward. A third stakeholder session will be held in June to consolidate the work done to date and map potential long-term opportunities.
The eight priority Global Precincts account for 37 per cent of Brisbane’s employment, more than 60 per cent of exports and 49 per cent of gross regional product.