The new South Bank Lifestyle Markets are launched.


A new water play facility, Aquativity opened in March. The $5 million water education and play park, redeveloped from an under-utilised bush stream playground near Streets Beach, is an exciting celebration of Brisbane and its defining feature, the Brisbane River.

A number of solar-powered parking meters were installed in Little Stanley and Grey Streets to assist with the management of traffic and allow better customer access to retailers.

Construction commenced on Abigroup's redevelopment of the former Butterfly House site. The redevelopment is designed to activate both the Stanley Street Plaza and Little Stanley Street, with access from both frontages also improving public space.


A four-week public consultation program commenced for the Southpoint project on the corners of Vulture, Grey and Tribune Streets at South Bank. The project will see the development of a mixed-use area in the precinct that will include a hotel, commercial A-grade office space and residential apartments.

Installation of three 47 000 litre water tanks to hold recycled water for Parkland irrigation. The Parkland's total capacity is now 285 000 litres. Also in December, South Bank commenced the installation of new bins, including separate recycling bins, starts in the Parklands.