Two kilometres north of the Brisbane CBD, the Herston Quarter – located within Queensland's Herston Health Precinct – is undergoing a $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 when operational, and hundreds of jobs during the construction phase, 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 a new, public 132-bed Specialist Rehabilitation and Ambulatory Care Centre, 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.
The Herston Quarter site is owned by Metro North Hospital and Health Service.