Tours of Tuscany

Tours of Tuscany
Join this small group tour and immerse yourself in the current of sensation for a week of food, wine and culture in Tuscany.

Monday, April 14, 2008

South Bank

South Bank is a vibrant urban precinct recognised as Brisbane's icon.
South Bank has evolved over the past 20 years and emerged as a mixed use urban precinct and one of Australia's great public places.

On the southern reaches of the Brisbane River, South Bank is an example of entrepreneurial development at its best, where community and business co-exist in a strong relationship.

Connecting to Brisbane City via the Victoria and Goodwill Bridges, the 42 hectare South Bank precinct also integrates with the thriving communities of West End, Highgate Hill and Woollongabba.

South Bank's transformation has earned it 'boomtown status', while Brisbane residents have taken it to their hearts as their 'icon'.

A strong and vibrant community is emerging at South Bank, fostered by South Bank Corporation's approach to place making and place management.

South Bank will be a natural meeting place with diverse activities, an exciting place to live, work, eat and play (South Bank Corporation's Vision).

South Bank is diverse, and different to other inner-city precincts in Australia. It has:

- a large cluster of major arts facilities located on the river
- an urban village featuring two to 10 storey buildings and an active street life
- an environment where cycling, walking, running, rollerblading, canoeing, rowing and sailing are regular pursuits
- a lush, subtropical landscape with shady footpaths and boulevards for the public
- a higher proportion of tertiary student enrolments within a five kilometre radius of the central business district
- a higher proportion of young families, often recent immigrants, for whom the multicultural history of the area, as well as the schools, parks and public - transport facilities are appealing
- close proximity and easy access to the central business district
- Above all, South Bank's successful evolution as an exciting place to live, work, eat and play has been achieved due to the Corporation's continued focus on defining, meeting and surpassing community needs and expectations.

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