Fish Lane in South Brisbane will receive a new 1500 square metre public park incorporating retail, event and family zones as part of an initiative by Aria Property Group and the State Government.

The site, located opposite the cultural precinct and under the rail corridor has long been identified as a potential activation and event area. The proposal is for a multi-faceted precinct incorporating gardens and public art installations. Performance areas will provide for potential collaborations with Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), Queensland Theatre and GOMA. The concept will see the area activated for residents, families and the local community whilst complimenting the adjacent cultural precinct.

Aria has a long track record of Public Realm initiatives in South Brisbane, curating 35 public art, signage, lighting and landscaping initiatives down Fish Lane, installing over 300 bespoke lanterns along Melbourne Street and hosting the annual Fish Lane Festival.

Aria’s Commercial Manager Michael Zaicek said, “Fish Lane Town Square represents one of the most extensive public parks ever delivered by the private sector in Brisbane. It is extremely rare in the inner city to be able to mobilize a space of such scale for the community and we are very excited by the opportunity to further contribute to the evolution of Fish Lane”.

The Park is set to commence construction early next year and will be delivered in two phases, with phase one completing late 2019.

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