Transport and Food, South Bank

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE LOCATION – SOUTH BANK

The venue for the 2017 Building a New Economy for Australia is South Bank, Brisbane – a wonderful, sunny, educational and central precinct on the river which is home to Griffith University, the State Library, Gallery of Modern Art and many cafes, restaurants and bars.

For more information visit: http://www.visitbrisbane.com.au/south-bank?sc_lang=en-au.

VENUE MAPS

To see maps of the Conference venue and rooms please click here.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

To organise your journey on each day for the conference, head to the Journey Planner app on the Translink (Brisbane’s public transport operator) website: https://jp.translink.com.au/plan-your-journey/journey-planner.

  • TRAIN (text or hotlinks here)
    • South Brisbane Station – best for The Edge (venue for Day 1 of conference)
    • South Bank Station – best for conference rooms on Days 2 and 3.
  • BUS
    • Day 1 – the Cultural Centre Bus Station is a major transit hub for buses in Brisbane, many lines pass through this station – a 2 min walk to The Edge
    • Day 2 & 3 – South Bank Bus Station is directly across the road from the College of Arts and other rooms on Saturday and Sunday
    • For more information click here.
  • CITY CAT & FERRY
    • There is a CityCat and a Ferry terminal within a short walk to the Conference rooms on Days 1, 2 & 3
    • For more information click here.
  • CITY CYCLE
    • Brisbane has a network of CityCycles which are public bicycles.  There are multiple CityCycle bike racks in South Bank and surrounding areas.  Prior registration is necessary before CityCycles can be used.
    • For more information click here.
  •  PARKING
    • Parking at Southbank is often difficult to find and can be expensive.  We strongly recommend that if possible, you take public transport to Southbank
    • There is public parking at South Bank, for more information click on the following links:
      • http://www.visitbrisbane.com.au/south-bank/visitor-information/getting-around/south-bank-parking?sc_lang=en-au
      • https://www.secureparking.com.au/car-parks/australia/qld/brisbane/sw1?gclid=CN_d87q6v9UCFR4FKgodFNUAgQ.

PLACES TO GO FOR LUNCH – FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY

There are plenty of cafes and restaurants around South Bank, we’ve listed some options nearby the conference venues for each day:

Day 1 – Friday (Within 10 min walk):

Kafe Meze (Greek) – 56 Mollison St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

The Fox Hotel (Pub)  – 71-73 Melbourne St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

Punjabi Palace (Indian) –

Saccharomyces Beer Cafe (American, Pub) – Merivale St & Fish Ln, South Brisbane QLD 4101

Day 2 & 3 – Saturday & Sunday (within 10 min walk):

Mrs Luu’s Vietnamese (Eatery, Vietnamese street food) –

Pourboy (Cafe, Sandwiches) –

Mado Turkish Restaurant

Bamboo Basket (Vegetarian, Chinese) –

A little further than 10 mins for Day 1, 2 and 3:

Govindas (Indian, Vegetarian) – 82 Vulture St, West End

Vege Rama (Vegetarian, Indian, Western) – Shop 54b, Level E, Myer Centre, 91 Queen St, Brisbane

Insane Acai Bar (Vegetarian, Juice Bar, Pizza) – 120 Boundary St, West End

Vegeme (Vegetarian, Asian) – Shop 9, 220 Melbourne St, South Brisbane

Miss Bliss Wholefoods Kitchen (Vegetarian options, cafe, Western) – 85 Vulture St, West End

The Establishment (Cafe, Italian) – 83 Boundary St, West End

FARMERS MARKETS

Within walking distance of conference venue:

Davies Park Market (Farmer’s markets, local food) – Montague Rd (west) end of Jane Street, West End

Within driving distance:

Jan Powers Farmers Markets – Brisbane Powerhouse, Lamington St, New Farm

Northey Street City Farm Organic Market – http://www.nscf.org.au/organic-farmers-market/

ETHICAL SHOPS

The Cruelty Free Shop (Vegan food, clothes and accessories) – 165 Melbourne St, South Brisbane

Newstead Organics (Organic food, health food) – Shop 1, 33 Longland St, Newstead

Oxfam Shop (Fair trade, artisan goods) – Shop 230, level 2, The Myer Centre, Queen Street, Brisbane