2017 will see work commence on one of Brisbane’s biggest developments, the AUD $3 billion Queen’s Wharf Brisbane (QWB) project.
Last month saw the first government approval for early works and demolition to begin. The state government expects the project to provide approximately 2000 new construction jobs in Brisbane and a further 8000 jobs in hospitality and tourism, when operational.
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Destination Brisbane Consortium chose one of Australia's largest and most successful construction experts Probuild, to carry out the extensive demolition works. It is expected to take the company over twelve months to complete the first phase. This initial phase will include clearing the development area and relocating utility services.
“Safety will be our highest priority and extra measures will be taken to assure the safety of motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists within the proximity of Queen’s Wharf. All heritage buildings within the site will remain protected and secured,” said Probuild Queensland Managing Director, Peter Ward.
Queen’s Wharf Brisbane is expected to open in 2022, creating a vibrant new world city that will boost tourism, jobs and investment.
The benefits of Queen's Wharf Brisbane include:
- more than 12 football fields of redeveloped land
- a new pedestrian bridge to South Bank
- an iconic signature “Arc” building, including a spectacular feature Sky Deck, with restaurants and bars fully accessible to the public
- five new premium hotel brands - including the Ritz Carlton and Brisbane's first 6 star hotel
- three residential towers
- a new department store
- around 50 food and beverage outlets
- a riverfront moonlight cinema
- a Queensland Hotel and Hospitality School partnership with TAFE Queensland
- AUD $272 million payment to the State
- a guarantee of AUD $880 million in casino taxes for the first ten years of operations
- AUD $1.69 billion annual increase in tourism
- 39 million additional tourists per annum
- AUD $4 billion to the Gross State Product
“For a project such as Queens Wharf, this means hundreds of jobs and training opportunities for the next generation of Queensland’s construction workforce, “said State Development Minister Dr Anthony Lynham.
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