Two kilometres north of the Brisbane CBD, the Herston Quarter – located within Queensland's Herston Health Precinct – is planned to undergo $1.1 billion development.
Comprising approximately five-hectares adjacent to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, the site will provide access to leading health, hospital and aged care services.
Australian Unity will develop the site to create a vibrant, wellbeing community where Queenslanders can thrive. Supporting approximately 700 jobs annually during construction, and hundreds of jobs when operational, the Herston Quarter will continue the development of the Herston Health Precinct as a global benchmark in public and private medical facilities.
It will include intergenerational living and green spaces that encourage socialisation, innovation, collaboration and interaction. Iconic heritage buildings will also be reinvigorated, preserving Brisbane's unique heritage while building the city's new health future.
Over the next 10 years, the planned $1.1 billion development will involve multiple integrated buildings, including the new specialist public health facility, a new private hospital, aged care and retirement living, residential and student accommodation, childcare, car parking and an array of public spaces.
In November 2016, the Queensland Government declared Herston Quarter as a Priority Development Area (PDA), fast-tracking the development and ensuring the project can be delivered to the community as soon as possible.
In December 2017, the Queensland Government approved the Herston Quarter PDA Development Scheme, after incorporating feedback from the local community, residents and business operators. More information about the planning process can be found at the Department of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs website.
The Herston Quarter site is owned by Metro North Hospital and Health Service.