Montague Road Site in West End Could Become Broadcasting Centre for 2032 Olympics

A 57,000-sqm international broadcasting centre extending to the South Bank Parklands across the river could become part of the preparation for the 2032 Brisbane Olympics, if plans to purchase the Visy Glass site along Montague Road in West End push through.

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The Visy site is being eyed as an ideal location for the broadcast centre as it is a short distance to at least five Olympic venues, including the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre and The Gabba. 

In early 2021, Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner confirmed that they have been in talks with the inner-city factory and are now awaiting approval from the management and board members of Visy Glass. 

Council has set aside a budget of $250 million for the 2021-2022 financial year as the deal will not earn state support, per Queensland Treasurer Cameron Dick.

Cr Schrinner added that if closed, Visy will still have several years to transition to a new site while the West End plot will be prepared for the Olympics. 

After the Olympics, the site will be transformed as an extension of the South Bank Parklands, aligning with the Kurilpa Riverfront Renewal Masterplan that intends to open the riverfront land to the public and provide the locals with a lasting legacy.