The Heart of New Farm
Merthyr Village sits in the heart of one of Brisbane’s oldest districts. A short tour around the neighbourhood will reveal all the wonderful character and history reminiscent of its many years. Originally a working farm in 1827, New Farm has been home to many residents including a working site for convicts, a marine base in World War II and a racecourse that operated until 1913, after which the land was acquired by Brisbane City Council and transformed into a community space we now know as New Farm Park.
Occupying over 37 acres of land, New Farm Park neighboured by the Brisbane river and iconic landmarks such as The Power House that plays host to a curated range of live arts, weekend farmers markets and our very own moonlight cinema. Only three stops from Brisbane’s CBD – New Farm Park welcomes over 18’000 visitors each week from around the world and has long been a place for the larger Brisbane community to connect with one and other.
After the late 1980’s New Farm welcomed a new life into the precinct with a myriad of developments – including Merthyr village – that acted as a cornerstone in the gentrification of the suburb. Today, New Farm has been transformed into a youthful, vivacious suburb that is home to a range of longstanding historical landmarks that play a part in contributing to the rich culture and vibrancy that is connected by the community that calls New Farm home.