A superficial upgrade that will be ok but certainly won't "ensure that the Gabba stadium is re-elevated to the number one cricket and AFL stadium in the world" as the minister says. It's really just about trying to bolster the rather flimsy business case for cross river rail.
It still will be better, would be nice not to wait to cross that road straight after the game to get the 8MP bus and/or one less major crossing to South Bank Station (which will be rendered obsolete once CRR is done anyway)
There's nothing flimsy about it. CRR has been needed for a while. It's ridiculous that in this day and age, all our rail traffic across the river goes through one bridge until you get to Indooropilly. Rail services are already screwed up enough as is without the bridge reaching its capacity too, which will happen if an alternative river crossing isn't built.
On top of that it allows a station at the Gabba, turning Park Road into probably the main interchange for the Southside, a station in the east of the CBD, Roma St being sent underground allowing a new entertainment centre to be built on top (Boondall is really showing its age right now) and actually using the Ekka line for more than two weeks a year which is a bit of a waste currently.
What I particularly liked was when the lights on one tower lit up immediately after the game had been called off. There was a moment there where you were wondering whether someone had just put the plug back in the socket.