Highgate Hill, South Brisbane and South Bank, Woolloongabba

Children's hospital rises from the dirt

I love the sight of a forest of cranes! I snapped this driving past the new Queensland’s Children’s Hospital in Vulture Street. They’re spending $1.4 billion on the place and it’s due to be completed in 2014.

It’s one of those projects that’s so big and is taking so long that you forget it’s there. But for home buyers looking at the areas nearby – South Brisbane, Highgate Hill and Woolloongabba especially – we’d suggest it’s a key piece of infrastructure that you shouldn’t overlook. With 360 beds this hospital is going to draw thousands of new workers to the area. Thousands. And they all need a place to live.