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    JOINT STATEMENT
    Acting Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Curtis Pitt
    Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection and Minister for National Parks and the Great Barrier Reef
    The Honourable Steven Miles

    Queen’s Wharf on the move with first approval

    JOINT STATEMENT

    Acting Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Curtis Pitt

    Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection and Minister for National Parks and the Great Barrier Reef
    The Honourable Steven Miles

    Monday, December 19, 2016

    Queen’s Wharf on the move with first approval

    The $3 billion jobs-boosting Queen’s Wharf Brisbane (QWB) development will kick off in the New Year with the first approval, for early works and demolition, issued today. 

    Acting Premier Curtis Pitt said the works will mark an important milestone for the river city, making it the perfect way to launch into 2017.

    “The development of this important 13.5 hectare riverfront site will change the face of Brisbane and kicking off the year with the first works for such a significant project is great news for the local economy,” Mr Pitt said.

    “It’s out with the old and in with the new as we create space to accommodate the fantastic vision outlined in the QWB Priority Development Area development scheme.

    “The Palaszczuk Government expects the project will secure 2000 jobs during construction and 8000 long-term jobs in hospitality and tourism, promoting further economic development for the future.”

    Acting Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning Steven Miles said that this important milestone was integral to Brisbane’s future as a global tourism destination.

    “This vision is of an internationally recognised precinct that reflects the unique identity of Brisbane and Queensland with world-class sustainable urban design and architecture,” Dr Miles said.

    “Crucially, this approval protects our important heritage buildings so that they can be enjoyed for generations to come.

    “We also want to ensure that locals are looked after through construction which is why the approval includes measures to manage traffic, stormwater and noise as well as mandating sediment control and tree replacement.”

    The demolition works will include the removal of the Executive Building, 80 George Street and the Neville Bonner Building, which are no longer required following the completion of 1 William Street.

    The early works will also include vegetation clearing; site fencing and advertising; the relocation of services including water, sewer, electricity and gas; hoarding and monitoring of heritage buildings; and minor excavation works.

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