Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) staff begin moving into the new purpose-built ABC headquarters on the corner of Grey and Russell Streets.

South Bank is inundated by flooding from the Brisbane River. The flood waters travelled at 40 kilometres an hour engulfing Clem Jones Promenade. Waters peaked at approximately 2 metres on Wednesday, 13 January. Due to safety reasons, the Parklands were closed to the public on Tuesday, 12 January and were reopened on Tuesday, 19 January 2011.


In February, the Corporation's 'Flood Off' campaign successfully drew visitors back to South Bank after the January floods.


Former Premier, The Hon. Anna Bligh officially open the Picnic Island Playground to the public.


Former Premier of Queensland, The Hon. Anna Bligh, officially opened the Greenspace and Amphitheatre at River Quay in June, which is the precinct's premier waterfront dining destination.

Post-flood renovations to Streets Beach were finalised in June and it was reopened to the public.

SW1 wins the Australia Award for Urban Design at the Australian Urban Design Awards, convened by the Planning Institute of Australia.


South Bank was awarded Silver Benchmark status in August by EarthCheck, an international sustainability certification program for the travel and tourism industries.


Rain Bank is officially opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Rain Bank provides 85% of the Parkland's irrigation and non-potable water needs and can recycle, treat and store up to 77 megalitres of stormwater each year.

SW1 wins the national accolade for 'Medium to Large Density Development' at the Urban Development Institute of Australia Awards. The award was presented jointly to South Bank Corporation and Property Solution Services.


In November the first restaurants at River Quay, South Bank's premier waterfront dining destination begin trading.


Two CityCycle stations are installed in the precinct. The first was installed outside the Maritime Museum and the second outside the Queensland Conservatorium on Grey Street.