Envisioned as an extension of the Brisbane CBD, the masterplan will deliver the ‘vision’ for Australia’s first ‘mediapolis’ collocating new knowledge media businesses in a world-class workplace within a vital and vibrant urban precinct. The News Corp sponsored development plan has already attracted considerable national and international attention, and promises an exciting growth space for media innovation in Australia.
‘A contemporary multimedia hub where traditional and new media are co-located would be the first of its kind in Australia, and would offer opportunities to share resources and deliver thought leadership.’
Queensland Newspapers Executive General Manager Jason Scott, in The Australian.
In addition to housing the revamped News Queensland media offices, the Bowen Hills site will be further transformed into a thriving inner city district; complete with residential apartments, retail shops, parkland, restaurants, and lifestyle spaces.
‘By working to convert development challenges in to win-win, city making opportunities, we were able to offer to News Corp a bold urban strategy that has completely repositioned the possibilities for an exemplar urban centre.’ Archipelago Director and project design lead Peter Edwards.
Barrett, Rosanne. 2017. ‘Global interest in News Corp Brisbane ‘mediapolis’ vision,’ in The Australian. Thursday March 2, 2017.