William Street is a small, relatively quiet road in the uptown part of the Brisbane central business district. The street is historically significant to the city's early development as a penal colony. The first convict buildings were built along William Street in 1825.
The Government Printing Office occupies 110 t0 84 Williams street and at present the National Trust is housed in part of that building. This will change this month as the building has new owners. The Queensland Government Printing Office was the first purpose-built government printery in Queensland and operated on the site from 1862 to 1983, playing an essential part in the administration of Queensland for 121 years. The interior will be incorporated in the Queens Wharf Project.