Queensland Deputy Premier Jackie Trad yesterday announced $2 million has been approved as part of Cross River Rail to complete a planning and consultation process into enhancing the fan precinct surrounding the Gabba.

Due for completion in 2024, the Cross River Rail project will see an underground train station built at Woolloongabba, allowing easier access to the Gabba and reducing traffic congestion in the area.


As part of the Queensland Government’s announcement, conceptual plans for a Gabba fan precinct were released to start conversations with developers and raise awareness in the local community.


WATCH ABOVE: Conceptual Woolloongabba Flythrough

The conceptual plans include a land bridge from the new station across Main Street, providing a safe and vibrant journey for fans to the stadium, plus increased parkland and entertainment spaces. The station to stadium connection will make game days easier for fans with greater accessibility and movement to and from the venue through public transport connectivity.

Proposed plans for the Gabba precinct development. Supplied by QLD Gov.

Queensland Cricket Chief Executive Officer Max Walters welcomed the government’s study into developing the Gabba precinct. 

“This is a wonderful initiative for the Gabba and Queensland Cricket looks forward to working with all parties to improve the fan experience at this iconic arena,” he said. 

More information on Cross River Rail can be found here.