Brisbane Live

Detailed Planning
Brisbane Live

The proposed Brisbane Live development comprises the establishment of an integrated entertainment and transport precinct at Roma Street, to be developed in conjunction with Cross River Rail.

The project will include a new 17,000 - 18,000 seat entertainment arena and ancillary facilities to support the arena's operation along with new public spaces and active transport connections to the CBD and Roma St Parklands. The development will sit on an elevated structure above existing railways, road and property on the site.

The concept design also includes potential commercial and residential towers where the Brisbane Transit Centre sits. The Centre is being demolished to construct the new underground Roma Street Cross River Rail station. Demolition began in December 2019.


The project was originally proposed by AEG Ogden through the Queensland Government's previous market led proposal framework. Depending on the procurement approach chosen by the government, the project is likely to require private finance. Traditional, alliance and Public Private Partnership procurement approaches were considered as part of the business case.




Funding contributions

Queensland Government


May 2018 The Cross River Rail Delivery Authority commenced the development of the Business Case in conjunction with Building Queensland.
Jun 2018 In its 2018-19 Budget, the Queensland Government provided $5 million toward developing a business case for the project, subsequently completed in late 2018.
Jul 2019 The Queensland Government declared a new Priority Development Area (PDA) around the Roma Street Cross River Rail station, encompassing the Brisbane Live precinct. The 32-hectare PDA will fast-track the development and delivery of the new underground Cross River Rail (CRR) station while also creating a specialised development scheme for the entire precinct.
Dec 2019 The Queensland Government announced a market sounding exercise for the delivery of Brisbane Live.
Dec 2019 Demolition of the Brisbane Transit Centre commenced, to make way for the construction of the Roma Street Interchange and the Brisbane Live precinct.
Estimated Total Cost
Procurement approach
Possible PPP | Unconfirmed |
Queensland |