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Information about Brisbane - Deciding where to live

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Guest nathanhaigh

Here are some links I found useful while trying to pick a Brisbane suburb to live in. Maybe this could be made a sticky?


I also shamelessly stole the following list of things you might like to consider while making your decision:



  • Will you be commuting to the CBD?
    • If so, will you be driving or public transport (train, bus, river ferry - citycat)?


    [*] What is the maximum time you're willing to travel by car/public transport during peak hour?

    [*] Are you more of a big block of land in quiet suburbia kind of person or small block in happening inner city suburb person?

    [*] Do you only want to look at brick houses or would you consider wood queenslander style housesl?

    [*] Do you really want to live near water or the beach?

    [*] Do you work in an area where jobs would be available all over (teaching for example)?

    [*] What is your budget range - if you want to tell :)

    [*]Are you bothered about what local Brisbanitesthink of the area or do you want to make your own mind up? There may be areas which Brisbanites consider:


    • Fashionable, upmarket areas - may be more expensive
    • Unfashionable, but still good areas - may be less expensive






  • Really make a list of priorities - that will help people to help you to decide rather than just selling their own suburbs! By the way did I say Graceville is nice!



Brisbane City Structure Map:



Brisbane Land Usage Map:



Conservation and Recreational Areas:



Brisbane Movement System Map:



Brisbane City Plan 2000:

City Plan 2000 document - Brisbane City Council


Future Plans for Brisbane Suburbs:

Chapter 4 - Local plans - Brisbane City Council


Statistical Portrait of Brisbane from 2001 census:

Statistical Portrait of Brisbane (Brisbane's Regions)


Some Cycle Route Maps:

Bikeway maps - Brisbane City Council


South East Queensland Principal Cycle Network Plan


Public Transport Timetables/Route Planner:

TransLink - Public transport information


PDF about Brisbane Flood of 1974 (inc. flood map):

http://www.bom.gov.au/hydro/flood/qld/fld_reports/brisbane_jan1974.pdf Cheers,


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