Many clans from around South East Queensland would converge to discuss key matters of territory and dispute resolution. Held as a spiritually and culturally significant site to the Turrbal People, occupation was centred around Wheat Creek, of which flowed through the Roma Street Rail Yards.
Its life soon evolved over the decades to foster the growth of trade and commerce from this central point, acting as a connection node between Eastern and Western districts. Settlement during the colonial era brought about the introduction of rail activities, further cementing the area as a transient space.
Weaving its way through the area, the Brisbane River has carved a distinct path through the landscape. Our occupation and orientation in the local context are all orchestrated around the presence of the river. One orients themselves within the city in terms of proximity/orientation to the water body. And as such, the zone encapsulating Roma Street is a key example; sitting at the ‘river bend’, the site observes views to the eastern and western reaches of the river.