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.
Location of Griffith University South Bank Campus: https://www.griffith.edu.au/about-griffith/campuses-and-facilities/south-bank.
Map of campus showing venue rooms: https://www162.griffith.edu.au/public/campus-maps/building-locations-map-sbc.pdf.
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.
- 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 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:
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) – 135 Melbourne St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
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) – 271 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Pourboy (Cafe, Sandwiches) – 271 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Mado Turkish Restaurant – 1-3/15 Tribune St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Bamboo Basket (Vegetarian, Chinese) – 1003 – 1004/199 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
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
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
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