Published On : 04 Nov 2020


  • Construction will commence in 2021 with completion anticipated by 2023

  • The project is expected to boost the local economy, creating 400 jobs

  • 9000 sqm site will offer 150 residential apartments, 30 retail shops, a large office tower, fresh food market, outdoor dining precinct, cinemas, and childcare facilities

  • The development is a result of community demand, making the shift to central hubs



Brisbane City Council approved the proposal early this year for the construction and development of Toowong Centre, a site that has not seen expansion in the past 20 years. Construction is expected to commence in 2021, with completion anticipated by 2023. A new mixed-use precinct being developed by State Development Corporation in partnership with White & Partners Sydney.


The project, known as The Aviary, will influence change in Brisbane’s western suburb by providing a new and modern community precinct including residential, office spaces, retail, shared outdoor spaces, hospitality, and streetscape. This major development will help boost the local economy further, creating 400 jobs.


Located on the corner of High Street and Sherwood Road, The Aviary will be a 9000 square metre site will offer 150 residential apartments, around 30 retail shops and a large office tower, fresh food market, outdoor dining precinct, cinemas and childcare facilities.

State Development Corporation Managing Director Ross McKinnon said, “If businesses have learned anything from COVID-19, it’s that we don’t all have to be working in the city to maximise productivity. While it’s still early days, we expect to see more office users make the shift to central hubs like The Aviary for the lifestyle benefits, where everything you need is at your fingertips and you don’t have to travel into the CBD.


“We see The Aviary as a one in 50-year opportunity to revive community amenity in Toowong, bringing enhanced liveability to Brisbane’s western suburbs for a generation. This will be the fifth project State Development Corporation has undertaken in the inner western suburbs, demonstrating our commitment to this close city precinct.”