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    Deputy Premier, Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning
    The Honourable Jeff Seeney

    High interest in William Street development

    Deputy Premier, Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning
    The Honourable Jeff Seeney

    Tuesday, August 28, 2012

    High interest in William Street development

    The State Government’s plan to renew the Government Administrative Precinct has sparked a strong response with 13 expressions of interest received to re-develop 1 William Street, Brisbane.

    Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development and Planning Jeff Seeney said to start the redevelopment, the Government called for registrations of interest for the construction of a new office tower of between 60,000 to 75,000 square metres (Net Lettable Area) at 1 William Street.

    “On 29 May 2012 the State Government announced the redevelopment of the Government Administrative Precinct, with a view to reinvigorating the precinct and stimulating the construction industry,” Mr Seeney said.

    “Key to this is the development of 1 William Street as a commercial office tower.

    “A Request for Tender process is then expected by late September, with the aim of seeing activity on the ground by the end of the year.

    “Currently, 1 William Street is being prepared for development, with work from site survey, geotechnical investigations to traffic and transport assessments actively underway.

    “This vacant site, currently being used as a carpark, has been designated for government office development since 1974 and is the logical site for government administration given its proximity to Parliament.”

    [ENDS] 28 August 2012

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