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New Farm QLD

New Farm

Postcode: 4005

New Farm is an inner suburb of Brisbane, Australia, located 2km east from the Brisbane CBD on a peninsula on the Brisbane River. Newfarm is surrounded by the Brisbane River, with the only land access from the north west through Fortitude Valley.

At the south-eastern end of the peninsula is the historic New Farm Park. The suburb derives its name from the fact that the peninsula was used as a farming area in the early years of Brisbane’s History.

Brunswick Street is the main street running northwest-southeast up the centre of the peninsula.

The suburb has one main commercial area close to New Farm Park, called ‘Merthyr Village’. A wide variety of businesses also successfully operate along Brunswick Street and in adjacent streets heading back to Fortitude Valley.

The former electric tramway power station, located at the eastern end of New Farm Park, has been converted into a community arts and performance space called ‘The Powerhouse’.