In 1989, South Bank Corporation was established as the development and management authority and creative force, behind Brisbane's iconic riverfront destination, South Bank. The Corporation brings together an unrivalled range of technical, design, creative and business management expertise to oversee the development and commercial assets within Brisbane's most endearing urban precinct. After almost 25 years of strategic development and planning, the South Bank precinct continues to evolve with the first stage of the landmark Southpoint development complete and a further two stages underway.
Working in collaboration with the new Board, appointed in March 2016, the Corporation is currently establishing a 20-year vision for the precinct to meet the public and commercial expectations of an evolving city. This will ensure South Bank remains at the forefront of urban planning by balancing public open space with commercial and residential needs and a precinct that is inclusive for all.
On 1 July 2013, the Corporation contracted Brisbane City Council to undertake the management and marketing of the Parkland's green spaces. Operational services (including maintenance, water, electrical and horticulture) are the responsibility of Council, while marketing services for the Parklands (including events, communications, creative and digital) are the responsibility of Brisbane Marketing, a wholly owned subsidiary of Council.
South Bank Corporation continues to be responsible for the day-to-day management of the precinct's commercial assets including the retail tenancies, underground car park as well as renewal projects as they emerge. This includes the marketing and promotion of these assets through dedicated, innovative initiatives that raise the profile and increase the success of South Bank's retailers. The Corporation also owns the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, which is currently ranked the top convention centre in the world.
South Bank Corporation created Brisbane's multi-award winning precinct; one that has become a vibrant and inclusive space where local, interstate and international visitors meet, work and play. We are proud to continue managing some of the State's most prized assets and working closely with Brisbane Marketing and Brisbane City Council to ensure the precinct continues to be Brisbane's premier public space, now visited by around 11 million people annually.