Herston Quarter

Establishing a vibrant, mixed use precinct

A commercial redevelopment opportunity connected to one of Australia’s leading health precincts.

Artist's impression of the redeveloped Herston Quarter

Artist's impression of the redeveloped Herston Quarter

  • Contract value:

    Estimated $100s millions

  • Client:

    Department of Health

  • Procurement commenced:

    August 2014

  • Procurement completed:

    Mid 2016

  • Project delivery:

    From late 2016

  • Project completion:

    Long term development program

The Queensland Government has earmarked a site of approximately five hectares, adjacent to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) to become a mixed-use precinct for health, bio-medical, residential and retail activity.

The site became available with the relocation of children’s health services from the Royal Children’s Hospital to the new Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in late 2014.

Herston Quarter offers an exciting opportunity for the private sector to deliver a fully masterplanned health-related development, which capitalises on the location within the Herston Health Precinct, and leverages the convenience and quality of the adjacent institutions and developments.

In July 2015, the Government endorsed the following Project Objectives for the Herston Quarter Redevelopment Project. The project is:

  • to complement and support the current adjacent health, research and education uses
  • to be commercially viable
  • to be delivered at no net cost or risk to the State.

The primary use of the site will be for health-related activities, including bio-medical research and health facilities. The redevelopment may also include residential and retail space for doctors, nurses, and family and friends visiting patients at the nearby RBWH.

The Queensland Government has included a requirement for Shortlisted Proponents to include the delivery of a public health facility, known as the Specialist Rehabilitation and Ambulatory Care Centre (SRACC), within their proposals to redevelop the Herston Quarter.

The SRACC will comprise 100 rehabilitation beds, special purpose rehabilitation support areas and a surgical and endoscopic centre with a 32 bed surgical inpatient room, seven operating theatres, three endoscopy rooms and recovery spaces.

Shortlisted Proponents Australian Unity and Lend Lease have now submitted detailed proposals to redevelop the Herston Quarter. The evaluation process is being led by Queensland Treasury, in close consultation with Queensland Health and Metro North Hospital and Health Service. Input into the evaluation process will be sought from a range of stakeholders, including the clinical reference group established within MNHHS, the Queensland Government Architect, the Department of Heritage and Environmental Protection, and other Government agencies, specialist expert advisors and external stakeholders.

Consultation to inform the redevelopment of the Herston Quarter is continuing with key site stakeholders and the community to ensure their needs are considered.

Once appointed, the Successful Proponent will be required to obtain the relevant development and planning approvals.

Project status

For more information

Procurement enquiries

+61 7 3035 1844 or herston@treasury.qld.gov.au

General and community enquiries

+61 7 3210 7760 or info@herstonquarter.com.au

For more information about the Herston Quarter Redevelopment Project, visit www.qld.gov.au/herstonquarter.