The area around the Botanic Gardens and QUT in Brisbane CBD is currently not well-served by public transport, and hence hundreds of QUT students have to take the long march from Central station to Gardens Point every day. The lack of public transport has probably constrained the development of the area, which isn’t as intensively developed as other areas of the CBD.
Hence it is good to see the Government has prioritised the Cross River Rail project, which will see the development of an underground rail station in Albert St (with the main entrance at the intersection of Mary and Albert streets, and with a secondary entrance at Alice and Albert streets). The Brisbane Times reports:
There is a lot of useful information on the design of the Cross River Rail project (see especially the “Stations” pdf) here:
Assuming Commonwealth funding is forthcoming, the project is expected to be completed sometime between 2016-18.