BRISBANE

Brisbane is one of those cities that is getting things right. Transport, roads, heritage management, parks, city planning, community amenities and basic services for the most part are properly developed and integrated. Being a single council for the city of Brisbane is cited as the reason for this efficiency.

Brisbane is the fastest growing ‘capitol’ in Australia and lower cost of living, better standard of living and the mild winters being the key drivers of the growth.

Queensland is also blessed with a single house government that also assists for efficient decision processes. Queensland was proclaimed a separate colony on 6 June 1859 with Brisbane chosen as its capital, although it was not incorporated as a city until 1902.

Brisbane’s early history included many years as a convict penal colony.

The Moreton Bay area was initially explored by Matthew Flinders, landing and naming "Red Cliff Point" – after the red-coloured cliffs visible from the bay, known today as Woody Point – on 17 July 1799.In 1823, Governor of New South Wales, Thomas Brisbane, instructed that a new northern penal settlement be developed, and an exploration party led by John Oxley further explored Moreton Bay.

Brisbane has managed its heritage with many ‘old’ buildings now protected from the jack hammer mentality. This includes a number of great and historic hotels.

The Churches in Brisbane are cathedral and magnificent structures.

The Brisbane Museum, though being new is a class act. Interesting and thought provoking.

The Brisbane War Memorial is located in the heart of the city and is a moving and informative precinct.

Brisbane and the greater Brisbane is a great city and as a tourist there is a lot to discover and enjoy. Be sure to allow a minimum of a week and on the wet day be sure to visit the museum and art gallery.

 

 

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course