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    Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines
    The Honourable Dr Anthony Lynham

    Billboard tells Queen’s Wharf jobs story

    Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines
    The Honourable Dr Anthony Lynham

    Monday, April 10, 2017

    Billboard tells Queen’s Wharf jobs story

    A new one-kilometre inner-city billboard tells the emerging jobs story of the $3 billion Queen’s Wharf Brisbane redevelopment.

    Workers from the project feature on the new 2.4m high timber security hoardings unveiled today today around the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane inner city construction site.

    State Development Minister Dr Anthony Lynham today unveiled the hoardings, which feature the story of workers who have secured roles on the project.

    “Since enabling work began in January, every day we are seeing real signs of activity here,” Dr Lynham said.

    “Preparations are underway to demolish across Margaret Street linking 80A and 80B George Street, with hard demolition to follow soon.

    "When hard demolition this starts, it will require more jobs over the course of the year.

    “Excavation work should start next year for the underground car park, with a range of jobs from excavator operators to traffic controllers.

    “Eventually, this project will generate 2000 construction jobs, 8000 operational jobs and business opportunities for local suppliers.”

    The hoardings feature a range of workers who have secured roles on the project, from university graduates like Griffith Uni civil engineering grad Cameron McCloskey to mature age workers like demolition co-ordinator Mark Ankers.

    Destination Brisbane consortium has a project team of 25 and so far has engaged more than 80 external firms, from archaeologists to website developers, which has resulted in hundreds of local job opportunities for people of Brisbane and South East Queensland.

    Construction company Probuild, which is handling demolition and enabling works, has 145 people working on the project, including scaffolders, plumbers, electricians and machine operators.

    Dr Lynham issued a reminder to drivers about Margaret Street’s closure between George and William Streets over Easter for demolition of the overpass.

    For more information visit www.queenswharfbrisbane.com.au

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