Opening of Saville South Bank Hotel (now Mantra South Bank).
Public consultation for the South Bank Transit Site Project.
Completion of Glenelg Street upgrade.
South Bank Corporation announced it is investigating water mining opportunities at South Bank. The water mining project is part of a broader water management strategy at South Bank and is aimed at increasing the use of recycled water.
- South Bank Corporation launched a call for Expressions of Interest to develop the largest available site in Brisbane's burgeoning South Bank Precinct.
South Bank was the live site for the Soccer World Cup Australia v Italy knockout match.
South Bank Corporation approved national engineering and construction company Abigroup's plans for a three storey development on the former Butterfly House site located in the heart of South Bank.
The Expression of Interest for sites 9A and 9B and Collins Place South Bank closed on July 28 and generated an unprecedented response. More submissions were received for the site than any other previous development offering at South Bank.
Parking became easier at South Bank with the launch of the Parking Guidance System - a joint initiative between South Bank Corporation, the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre and the Corporate Administration Agency (QPAC and Queensland Museum). The Parking Guidance System reports accurate, real-time car park space availability to motorists intending to use the major car parks within the South Bank Precinct.
- The Premier unveiled the winning bid by the Anthony John Group to develop sites 9A, 9B and heritage listed Collins Place, the largest remaining development site at South Bank.
- South Bank Corporation appointed experienced market operator Blue Sky Events to reinvigorate its popular craft markets.
- The Corporation took advantage of Little Stanley Street's strong retail growth and purchased Mirvac's remaining 35% interest in the retail tenancies.
We led the way in Brisbane's push to reduce water consumption, South Bank Corporation reduced local city water use by more than 25 percent in 2006.
- Premier Peter Beattie and Treasurer Anna Bligh jointly announced the Government will spend $3.4 million on design work for a new construction phase to expand the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.