Elizabeth Street, Brisbane

Elizabeth Street, Brisbane

Elizabeth Street in Brisbane, Australia is a major street in the centre of the city. The street was established at the beginning of settlement in Brisbane as a penal colony. fact|date=January 2008 Most of the street is fronted by low-level retail outlets, with an increase in mixed use skyscrapers being recently constructed.

Major shopping arcades on Elizabeth Street include The Myer Centre, Marcarthur Central and the Elizabeth Arcade. The Brisbane Hilton hotel was built on this street and the tall Empire Square Tower will be built here soon. The offices at Central Plaza Two have their entrance at the easterly end or downtown part of the street.

There is good pedestrian access around the street, such as pathways near the General Post Office and to access to the Queen Street Bus Station via the Myer Centre. The street runs parallel to the city's central mall to the south of Queen Street. To ease congestion in the Brisbane central business district traffic direction is one-way from west to east.

At the top of road nearest the Brisbane River is William Street and exit ramps from the Riverside Expressway. Between this intersection and George Street is the Queens Gardens, a small open park. Adjacent to this is the Treasury Building and the Conrad Treasury Casino, which is open 24 hours a day.

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