Overview

For years, there has been discussion about the redevelopment of the iconic Boggo Road Gaol site in Brisbane’s inner south. The site has laid predominantly dormant since the Gaol’s closure in 1991 and now after almost 25 years, this significant urban renewal is now one step closer to being realised through the collaboration between the Queensland State Government, Calile Malouf Investments, Leighton Properties, and a team of design, retail and heritage specialists.

In October 2015 the Department of Housing and Public Works and the Queensland Governments architect authorized the lodgement of a development application (DA) with Brisbane City Council by Calile Malouf Investments. The DA includes proposals which would see the long under-utilised and decaying Gaol buildings and courtyards opened up to host a range of historical, educational and cultural opportunities.

Located in Dutton Park, less than 3km from Brisbane’s CBD, the $300 million major urban renewal programme will incorporate a mix of residential apartments, commercial office space and a new cultural and retail marketplace, all clustered around the adaptive reuse of the decommissioned gaol.

This significant urban renewal will return an under-utilised community asset to the people of Brisbane and provide Brisbane’s inner south with a new urban village that sits alongside the city’s other popular heritage precincts such as the Barracks, the Powerhouse and the Teneriffe Woolsheds.

Capitalising on the development’s close proximity to key educational and employment nodes, and major transport links, the State Government’s vision for development of the Boggo Road precinct is to create a vibrant inner-city urban village that:

  • respects the historic significance of the Boggo Road Gaol;
  • supports innovative knowledge-based research and businesses (Ecosciences Precinct); and
  • creates a liveable, connected and sustainable urban community

In 2011 through a public tender process, Leighton Properties were selected as the Government’s partner in developing the vision for the precinct. After significant design development with a broad team of advisors, Leighton Properties and Calile Malouf Investments can now share our ambition for this unique, mixed use precinct, which includes the activation and sensitive renewal of the remnant heritage goal to become the community heart.

After much engagement with the State Government, advisors and a variety of stakeholders, we now seek feedback from the general public through a formal community engagement process.

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1883

Brisbane Gaol opened

1989

No. 2 division was decommissioned

1992

Regarded as the official closure date of Boggo Road Gaol

2001–2005

Significant removal of old gaol structures

2006

The State Government began consulting with the community about the future use of the site

2011

Leighton Properties was appointed as preferred developer for the masterplan following a State Government tender process

2014

After years of research and design development a visionary master plan for the precinct is revealed, and at its heart – Boggo Road Gaol

2015

In October 2015 the Department of Housing and Public Works and the Queensland Governments architect authorized the lodgement of a development application (DA) with Brisbane City Council by Calile Malouf Investments. The DA includes proposals which would see the long under-utilised and decaying Gaol buildings and courtyards opened up to host a range of historical, educational and cultural opportunities.