The Connection with Roberta Walker, Principal / Business Manager, Top Drawer Finance Solutions.

The Connection with Roberta Walker, Principal / Business Manager, Top Drawer Finance Solutions.

February 17, 2021 – Celebrating Members, Community, The Connection

The Connection is a feature in Business South Bank’s fortnightly enews spotlighting our members.

The Connection with Roberta Walker, Principal / Business Manager, Top Drawer Finance Solutions.

How many people work at your business? Two. Myself and my business partner Mandip Dhillon.

What do you want BSB members to know about you or your business? Top Drawer Finance Solutions is a local business, based in Boundary Street, West End.  We do all types of lending.  Home & investment loans, commercial, self-managed super funds, car finance, construction, first home buyers, business lending low doc, bridging loans and asset finance. We service clients Australia wide and internationally. Together we have more than 45 years combined experience in the banking & finance industry.

What do you like about the South Bank Precinct? In my view. South Brisbane/West End area is the last bastion of cool in Brisbane.  I love the collective diversity, the people, the restaurants, bars and shops.  I also love the more colourful characters; you meet on the Streets every day. It has a great vibe!

What has surprised you the most about the Covid experience? The world will never be the same again.  COVID has had a dramatic impact globally and locally.  I actually think that is has highlighted what a great leadership team we have at both a State & Federal level.  COVID has highlighted the need to appreciate our health, security, freedom and loved ones.  Most importantly it has shown us how lucky we are to be living in this beautiful city and wonderful country.

What are your words of wisdom?  Always have good manners, and always be kind and humble.










A Precinct Full of Award Winners

A Precinct Full of Award Winners

November 5, 2020 – Celebrating Members, Featured

Novotel Brisbane South Bank Named Australia’s Best Tourism & Leisure Development

Novotel Brisbane South Bank has been awarded Australia’s Best Tourism & Leisure Development at the 2020 Innovation and Excellence Awards.

Novotel Brisbane South Bank triumphed over other category finalists including Victoria’s Garden State Hotel, the Adelaide Festival Centre Internal Works Upgrade, and the W Hotel and Brisbane Quarter.


Anthony John Group Awarded at 2020 UDIA Qld Awards for Excellence

Anthony John Group’s South Point has been presented a number of 2020 UDIA Queensland Awards for Excellence including the President’s Award, the Urban Renewal Award and the Retail and Commercial Award.

The awards acknowledge developers that create inspiring places for Queenslanders to live, work and play.

For more information – Click here

West Village Awarded National Marketing Excellence Award

The West Village team has received the National Marketing Excellence Award in the Australian Marketing Institute’s ‘Product or Service Revitalisation’ category.

The team was acknowledged for their ability to innovatively and proactively restructure their marketing campaigns to suit the Covid-19 restrictions, while maintaining community connections, strong leads, and sales.

For more information – Click here

Aria Property Group Wins Various Awards

Congratulations to Aria Property Group, who has recently won various awards:

2020 UDIA Qld Awards for Excellence 
Aria has been awarded for the categories of High Density Development less than 10 stories and Marketing Excellence
Property Council of Australia
Aria’s  Oxley + Stirling Residences has won the Property Council of Australia’s state award for innovation and excellence. To watch – Click here

Lord Mayors Business Awards 2020

BSB members Bailey Print Group and Aria Property Group have been announced as finalists for Lord Mayor’s Business Awards 2020.

Bailey Print Group are finalists for ‘Outstanding Small Business’

Aria Property Group are finalist for ‘Business Innovation’.  Winners of the 2020 Lord Mayor’s Business Awards will be announced on 26 November.
For more information – Click here

Melbourne Cup South Bank

Melbourne Cup South Bank

October 27, 2020 – Celebrating Members, Community, Events, Featured

Riverside Hotel South Bank
Celebrate Melbourne Cup at Riverside Hotel South Bank with a Luncheon, which includes 8 canapes, Chandon and a live band.
To Book – Click here

Novotel Brisbane South Bank
Enjoy a Culinary Melbourne Cup experience at Novotel Brisbane South Bank’s Spice Central Kitchen & Bar. This intimate canapé event will feature the exquisite work of the chefs as they’ve created some fine canapés with endless matching wines.
To Book – Click here

The Greek Club
Join The Greek Club for Melbourne Cup for a glass of Piper-Heidsieck, followed by a Greek banquet and beverage package. Best dressed and best hat prizes, lucky door prize and sweeps. To Book – Click here

Chu the Phat
Celebrate Melbourne Cup with Chu the Phat with the choice of a la carte menu or banquet and sweeps and prizes on the day. For more information – Click here

The Fox
Join The Fox for Melbourne Cup at their Dandy’s Rooftop for a long Lunch or the Live + loud In the Ground Bar. For more information – Click here

The Charming Squire
Enjoy a long lunch at The Charming Squire. Guests will enjoy a glass of Chandon and 3 course shared lunch and beverage pack. Click here

Queensland’s Major Performing Arts Companies Return to QPAC

Queensland’s Major Performing Arts Companies Return to QPAC

October 15, 2020 – Celebrating Members, Community, Events, Featured

Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) held a media call to launch and celebrate Queensland’s major performing arts companies returning to live performances at QPAC. From September to December QPAC will be filled with performances from BSB members, Opera Queensland, Queensland Ballet, Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Queensland Theatre.

Opera Queensland: Encore 23 to 24 October – Click here

Queensland Theatre: Mouthpiece, 31 October to 14 November – Click here

Queensland Ballet: 60 Dancers 60 Stories, 10 – 12 December – Click here

Queensland Symphony Orchestra: Morning Masterworks, 16 October 2020 and Beethoven 5, 17 October

For more information – Click here

Brisbane Festival 2020 Program Released

Brisbane Festival 2020 Program Released

July 30, 2020 – Celebrating Members, Community, Events

Brisbane Festival has released their Boldly Brisbane Program for 2020. The debut Program from Artistic Director Louise Bezzina reaches all 190 suburbs of the city and includes over 700 local artists, 490 performances with giant outdoor installations, intimate street concerts and suburban symphonies.

Although Sunsuper Riverfire will not proceed this year, a new light and laser installation is scheduled to light up the Brisbane Sky every Friday and Saturday during the month of September.

South Bank will be home to many events such as, Socially Distanced Dance Club, Wild Energy, Jazz on Sundays, Arc and performances at QPAC.

To view the full program – Click here

BCEC To Repoen in August

BCEC To Repoen in August

July 9, 2020 – Celebrating Members, Community, Featured

BSB Member Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC)  has announced they will be reopening in August 2020 following the approval by Queensland Health of its Site Specific COVID Safe Plan.

A newly developed BCEC Safe Event Guideline has been prepared and will assist clients in planning their events at the Centre and encompasses all the necessary health and hygiene safeguards, food safety measures and social distancing required under the current opening conditions.  The Guideline is designed to ensure the safe hosting of events, providing reassurance and confidence for the Centre’s patrons and staff.

The Centre is planning to host its first events from August 2020, with the health and wellbeing of our clients, patrons and staff a top priority.

For more information – Click here