The City of Brisbane, Queensland
Brisbane is the state capital of
Queensland. Brisbane is the third largest city in Australia and the
most populous city of Queensland. It is situated on the Brisbane
River on a low-lying Floodplain between Moreton Bay and the Great
Dividing Range in south-eastern Queensland.
At the 2006 census the population of Brisbane was
1,763,131, making it the third largest city in Australia. Brisbane
recorded the largest growth rate of all capital cities in the last
Census, with an annual growth rate of 2.2%.
Brisbane has hosted several major
sporting events including the 1982 Commonwealth Games and
the 2001 Goodwill Games. The city also hosted events during
the 1987 Rugby World Cup, 1992 Cricket World Cup, 2000
Sydney Olympics, the 2003 Rugby World Cup and hosted the
Final of the 2008 Rugby League World Cup. In 2005, then
Premier Peter Beattie announced plans for Brisbane to bid to
host the 2024 Olympic Games, which in August 2008 received
in principle Australian Olympic Committee support, including
that of the Queensland Premier Anna Bligh and Brisbane Lord
Mayor Campbell Newman.
Two of the city's major sporting venues are the Sleeman
Centre at Chandler, and the stadium facilities of the
Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre in Nathan. With the
closure of the Milton Tennis grounds in 1994, Brisbane lacks
a major tennis facility. In 2005, the State Government
approved the State Tennis Centre a new A$65 million tennis
stadium. The construction was completed in 2008. The
Brisbane International is held here from January 2009.
Brisbane has teams in all major interstate competitions,
excluding the National Basketball League.
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