Creek Street, Brisbane

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Creek Street
Queensland
Creek Street, Brisbane 05.2013 082.jpg
Creek Street from Queen Street intersection.
Coordinates 27°27′59″S 153°01′41″E / 27.466456°S 153.028086°E / -27.466456; 153.028086Coordinates: 27°27′59″S 153°01′41″E / 27.466456°S 153.028086°E / -27.466456; 153.028086
General information
Type Street
Location Brisbane

Creek Street is a major street in the central business district of Brisbane. The street follows a one-way south-north direction, starting at the beginning of Charlotte Street and cutting through Elizabeth Street, Queen Street, Adelaide Street, and Ann Street before coming to an end at Turbot Street in the northern end of the CBD. Creek Street was named for the filled-in creek over which it was constructed,[1][2] and is an exception to the convention of parallel streets in the CBD being named after male royals.[1][3][4]

History[edit]

Map showing the route of the now-underground creek which gives Creek Street, Brisbane its name, 2015

In 2008 it was announced that the Brisbane City Council was going to convert the street into a two-way road to improve traffic flow in the CBD as part of its Town Reach project. Doubts emerged later in the year due to cost blowouts and traffic planners who questioned the new design's effectiveness.[5] After traffic tests proved the new design was not feasible, the plan was put on hold indefinitely.[6]

Financial district[edit]

The street is part of the emerging financial district known as the "Golden Triangle". The street is lined with a wall of skyscrapers of 100m or more in height including Comalco Place, Central Plaza 1, and NAB House.

Heritage listings[edit]

Creek Street has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Major intersections[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nowland, Harrie (1926). "Streets of Brisbane". Sunday Mail (Brisbane). Retrieved 28 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Meston, Archibald. "Archibald Meston recalls Brisbane Creeks and Victoria Bridge". brisbanehistory.com. Retrieved 28 September 2013. 
  3. ^ e-CBD. "Maps of Brisbane". e-CBD. Retrieved 28 September 2013. 
  4. ^ My Student Guide. "Brisbane, Queensland". My Student Guide. Retrieved 28 September 2013. 
  5. ^ Tony Moore (28 October 2008). "CBD road project faces blowout". Brisbane Times. Fairfax Digital. Retrieved 25 October 2009. 
  6. ^ Tony Moore (19 February 2009). "$6.8m Brisbane traffic plan up the Creek". Brisbane Times. Fairfax Digital. Retrieved 25 October 2009. 
  7. ^ "St Andrews Uniting Church (entry 600086)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Creek Street, Brisbane at Wikimedia Commons