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Brisbane The Capital of Queensland


A permanent settlement in the region was not founded until 1823, when New South Wales Governor Thomas Brisbane was petitioned by free settlers in Sydney to send their worst convicts elsewhere and the area chosen became the city of Brisbane. The party reached Port Curtis on 5 November 1823.The town of Brisbane was built in a bend of the river for which it was named. The Moreton Bay area was initially explored by Matthew Flinders. On 17 July 1799, Flinders landed at what is now known as Woody Point, which he named "Red Cliff Point" after the red-coloured cliffs visible from the bay. Oxley discovered, named, and explored the Brisbane River as far as Goodna, 20 kilometres upstream from the Brisbane central business district. Oxley recommended Red Cliff Point for the new colony, reporting that ships could land at any tide and easily get close to the shore. The party settled in Redcliffe on 13 September 1824, under the command of Lieutenant Henry Miller with 14 soldiers (some with wives and children) and 29 convicts. However, this settlement was abandoned after a year and the colony was moved to a site on the Brisbane River now known as North Quay, 28 km south, which offered a more reliable water supply. The newly selected Brisbane region, at the time, was plagued by mosquitos. Sir Thomas Brisbane visited the settlement and travelled 28 miles up the Brisbane River in December 1824, bestowing upon Brisbane the distinction of being the only Australian capital city set foot upon by its namesake. Chief Justice Forbes gave the new settlement the name of Edenglassie before it was named Brisbane. .

Non-convict European settlement of the Brisbane region commenced in 1838. German missionaries settled at Zions Hill, Nundah as early as 1837, five years before Brisbane was officially declared a free settlement. Later in the 1860s many German immigrants from the Uckermark region in Prussia as well as other German regions settled in the Bethania- Beenleigh and Darling Downs areas. These immigrants were selected and assisted through immigration programs established by John Dunmore Lang and Johann Christian Heussler and were offered free passage, good wages and selections of land. The penal settlement under the control of Captain Patrick Logan flourished with the numbers of convicts increasing dramatically from around 200 to over 1000 men. He created a substantial settlement of brick and stone buildings, complete with school and hospital. He formed additional outstations and made several important journeys of exploration. He is also infamous for his extreme use of the Cat o' nine tails on convicts. The maximum allowed limit of lashes was 50 however Logan regularly applied sentences of 150 lashes. Free settlers entered the area over the following five years and by the end of 1840 Robert Dixon began work on the first plan of Brisbane Town, in anticipation of future development.

It’s the Brisbane River that still defines this city’s lifestyle and appeal. Once known as a “big country town”, Brisbane city is now home to a vibrant culture and an enviable lifestyle that showcases this city’s sunny climate and cheerful attitude. Beautiful Brisbane, located in the South East region of Queensland, is Australia's third largest city and the capital of Queensland. It is rightly famous for its amazing climate, that is near perfect all year round. Its proximity to many of Queensland's major tourist destinations has helped make it a Mecca for visitors to Australia.

Brisbane is in the southeast corner of Queensland. The city is centred along the Brisbane River, and its eastern suburbs line the shores of Moreton Bay. The greater Brisbane region is on the coastal plain east of the Great Dividing Range. Brisbane's metropolitan area sprawls along the Moreton Bay floodplain from Caboolture in the north to Beenleigh in the south, and across to Ipswich in the south west. The city of Brisbane is hilly. The urban area, including the central business district, are partially elevated by spurs of the Herbert Taylor Range, such as the summit of Mount Coot-tha, reaching up to 300 metres and the smaller Enoggera Hill. Other prominent rises in Brisbane are Mount Gravatt and nearby Toohey Mountain. Mount Petrie at 170 m (560 ft) and the lower rises of Highgate Hill, Mount Ommaney, Stephens Mountain and Whites Hill are dotted across the city. Also, on the west, are the higher Mount Glorious, (680 m), and Mount Nebo (550 m). The city is on a low-lying floodplain. Many suburban creeks criss-cross the city, increasing the risk of flooding. The city has suffered three major floods since colonisation, in February 1893, January 1974, and January 2011. The 1974 Brisbane Flood occurred partly as a result of "Cyclone Wanda". Heavy rain had fallen continuously for three weeks before the Australia Day weekend flood (26–27 January 1974). The flood damaged many parts of the city, especially the suburbs of Oxley, Bulimba, Rocklea, Coorparoo, Toowong and New Farm. The City Botanic Gardens were inundated, leading to a new colony of mangroves forming in the City Reach of the Brisbane River

Performance in Last 5 Years


Performance in Last 5 Years

Why invest and live in Brisbane


THE ultimate beach house has become Queensland's most expensive home sold in the past year, with the buyer persuaded to hand over around $22 million for the property, surpassing Brisbane's $18.48 million previous top sale. Queensland’s property market is tipped to continue its solid performance through 2018 with predictions that prices could grow faster than they did in 2017. Queensland’s top five suburbs for annual median house price growth in the 12 months to June 2017 were: Woodend in Ipswich LGA (34.5%) Murgon in South Burnett LGA (26.0%) Clear Island Waters in Gold Coast LGA (24.0%) Oonoonba in Townsville LGA (23.6%)Sunshine Beach in Noosa Shire (23.1%).While southern capitals were expected to experience price drops, after a year of substantial growth, other capital cities, including Brisbane were more likely to experience positive conditions.

House prices in Brisbane have hit a new record high with some suburbs in the sought-after inner-city ring increasing by more than 20 per cent in the last year. St Lucia, Ascot, Auchenflower and Wilston were the best performing suburbs in Brisbane where the prices increased by more than $150,000.The $1,000,000 plus suburbs throughout Brisbane are: Ascot, Auchenflower, Bulimba, Chelmer, Clayfield, Fig Tree Pocket, Hamilton, Hawthorne, Highgate Hill, New Farm,Teneriffe, Robertson, St Lucia, West End and Wilston. All either beside the river or with river or city views. Brisbane's average house price, in 2017 hit a new high of $665,000, up from $505,000 five years ago. However, suburbs within the 5klm circle range from $750,000 to 2,400,000.

The unit market performed with less strength in the 09/17 quarter, as weakening demand and continued supply issues deliver flat to negative growth throughout the state.The standout suburbs where units performed well in Brisbane were: Norman Park (15.6%) Highgate Hill (15.3%) Mount Gravatt (14.4%) East Brisbane (13.0%).

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Things to do in Brisbane


Climb The Story Bridge

Climb The Story Bridge

Take a ride on The Brisbane River

Take a ride on The Brisbane River

Visit Southbank

Visit Southbank

Feed the Wildlife

Feed the Wildlife

Experience Culture - Lyric Theatre

Experience Culture - Lyric Theatre

Enjoy Fine Dining

Enjoy Fine Dining

House Styles in Brisbane


The quintessential Queenslander is of all timber construction with a corrugated iron roof. They are all high set single storey dwellings with a characteristic veranda that extends around the house to varying extents but never entirely surrounds it. In later years, many have been renovated to enclose part or all of these verandahs to create extra bedrooms. The under house area is often also enclosed to provide extra living area to these houses, which leads to the common misconception of an authentic Queensland with two storeys.

The term has evolved to apply to many different types of structure found in suburban Queensland. The many and varied styles all share similar features such as prominent exterior staircases, gabled roofs and the defining trait of being built on stumps, raising the structure from the traditional 2.8 metres and varying in height depending on terrain. They are typically "tripartite" in sectional composition; underfloor (stumps), primary rooms (can be two levels), and roof. All have one or more veranda spaces, a sheltered edge of the building that is typically only part-enclosed and used as another living zone. This consideration for climate is the defining characteristic of the Queenslander type. The raising of the main living spaces off the ground can be seen as both a stylistic and practical device. The vertical "stumps", initially of timber, allow the building to "float" above the terrain.

Queenslanders all have this underfloor area that is used to cool the building through ventilation and also for protection of the main structure from termite attack and other pests. The stumps also help to overcome any variations in the terrain that would normally require earthworks to flatten for construction and allow for the natural flow of water. The underfloor space is often high enough for additional uses such as storage, carport or even as extra living area in the cool, dark spaces beneath the building. The underfloor area was sometimes decoratively screened at the perimeter with timber battens. Another advantage of being constructed on stumps is that the buildings are highly adaptive. It is relatively easy to raise, lower, reorient or completely relocate Queenslanders. The main living areas of the house, being raised from the terrain, are a series of rooms on a platform floor. Traditionally, planning and fenestration encouraged cross-ventilation for passive cooling in a variety of innovative methods including fanlights, ceiling roses, and alignment of doors and windows to allow uninterrupted air flow. The verandah is the most typical inclusion in the plan and can be used day and night as a semi-external living space. In Brisbane, many people have tables and chairs for dining and a daybed or 'sleepout' on their verandah. Whirly birds placed on roofs allow for hot air to be drawn out of ceiling spaces.

The roof is a large and visible presence externally and was traditionally steeply pitched. They are of varied materials including slate and tiles but are most characteristically sheeted with corrugated iron. The iron roofs could withstand torrential rains and be re-used if damaged by cyclonic winds. Typically, the Queenslander is suited to the sub-tropical climate of Queensland of high rainfall and mild to hot, humid climate with average summer temperatures in the range of 23–36 degrees Celsius. However, the type is found across the state in colder and hotter locations usually with adaptations to suit. The first house in the Brisbane region was built in 1824 for the commandant of the Redcliffe settlement. This house and many other early timber buildings have long since gone. Newstead House, just a few kilometres north of the CBD, Brisbane’s oldest surviving residence. Newstead House dates from 1846. Originally built for Patrick Leslie, over the years it has evolved from a simple colonial Georgian cottage into a sprawling homestead with intricate balustrade, spacious verandahs and a vista that incorporates the Brisbane River, undulating parkland, elements of the Breakfast Creek Heritage Precinct. Houses epitomising the Federation-era include those constructed in masonry as well as larger decorative timber homes. The interwar building boom saw the construction of the porch-and-gable and multi-gable bungalows that characterise much of Brisbane’s timber-and-tin housing, particularly in suburbs such as Ashgrove. Many houses from this era were built through the Queensland Government Workers’ Dwelling Scheme.

To a lesser extent, the 1920s and 1930s also gave rise to more derivative domestic architecture - Californian bungalows as well as Spanish Mission, Old English, Functionalist and Art Deco style houses and flats. These houses were often constructed in masonry. Brisbane grew rapidly in the late 1940s and 1950s as a result of the immigration and the baby boom. Many of the post-war austerity houses were built of fibro sheeting. Overseas contractors also began to mass-produce houses the Dutch and the French to cater for the chronic housing shortage after the war. From the 1960s, brick-veneer project houses, built on concrete slabs, were built as well as examples of International-style housing. Some houses combine a number of different design elements which do not fit into a specific style. Most styles stretch for at least a decade before and after their era of popularity, and some are revived later. This is the case with Queensland’s traditional timber-and-tin housing. A great deal of the 19th and early 20th Century homes were built on large plots of land. Zoning changes have allowed these blocks to be split. There is now small lot developments in the inner city areas of Brisbane.

There are many people migrating to Brisbane and the Council has had to make some zoning changes to cater for the influx. Many High Rise Residential Towers can be found in the Brisbane CBD. With zoning changes, over the past years, there are now hub centres throughout Brisbane with high rise residential blocks, 5 to 10 storeys, on average.

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