William Street, Brisbane

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William Street
Queensland
William Street, Brisbane 02.jpg
William Street, looking towards Parliament House.
Coordinates 27°28′23″S 153°01′19″E / 27.473119°S 153.022006°E / -27.473119; 153.022006Coordinates: 27°28′23″S 153°01′19″E / 27.473119°S 153.022006°E / -27.473119; 153.022006
General information
Type Street
Location Brisbane

William Street is a small, relatively quiet road in the uptown part of the Brisbane central business district. The street is historically significant to the city's early development as a penal colony. The first convict buildings were built along William Street in 1825.

The street's northern end starts at the intersection of Queen Street and the Victoria Bridge.

One of the most notable buildings on William Street is the Treasury Building which now houses the Conrad Treasury Casino. This building was built in three stages, with the William Street section being constructed first.

The Queens Gardens are nearby with an underground carpark that exits on to William Street. The park is found on the corner of William and Elizabeth Street. On the river side of the street is the Old State Library Building.

The gardens mark the end of the North Quay and the beginning of the government precinct. Further south is the Lands Administration Building and the Neville Bonner Building which contains a number of Queensland Government departments. Also in the area is the Commissariat Store which was built by convicts in 1829, making it one of Brisbane's oldest surviving buildings.

At the southern end of William Street is Alice Street and the old Parliament House building.

Parallel to this road on the western side is the Riverside Expressway and to the east is George Street. The Queensland Museum was once situated on William Street.

Heritage listings[edit]

William Street face of the former Treasury Building.

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

Major intersections[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "William Street and Queens Wharf Road retaining walls (entry 600135)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Department of Primary Industries Building (former) (entry 601093)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Government Printing Office (former) (entry 600114)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Commissariat Store (former) (entry 600176)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "State Library (former) (entry 600177)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Early Streets of Brisbane (entry 700011)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "Queens Gardens (entry 600112)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 

External links[edit]

Media related to William Street, Brisbane at Wikimedia Commons