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    JOINT STATEMENT
    Premier and Minister for Trade
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk
    Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development and Minister for the Commonwealth Games
    The Honourable Kate Jones

    ‘Preferred tenderer’ a major milestone for Queen’s Wharf

    JOINT STATEMENT

    Premier and Minister for Trade
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development and Minister for the Commonwealth Games
    The Honourable Kate Jones

    Tuesday, April 23, 2019

    ‘Preferred tenderer’ a major milestone for Queen’s Wharf

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the appointment of Multiplex, as the “preferred tenderer” for Queen’s Wharf Brisbane was a major milestone for Queensland’s tourism industry.

    “Our priority is jobs and this project provides thousands - in construction and in operating this city changing development,” the Premier said.

    “And it flows through the entire economy with demand for goods and services for decades to come.”

    Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones said Queen’s Wharf would change the face of Brisbane and create opportunities for locals.

    “Today’s announcement means we’re one step closer to delivering the biggest tourism project Queensland has ever seen,” she said.

    “It’s also great for those looking for work in the construction industry – especially concreters, formworkers and foundations specialists.

    “Queen’s Wharf will create 10,000 jobs in Brisbane. But we know at peak construction, more than 2000 workers will be required on site.”

    Works, initially foundations and footings, will start in mid-2019 with construction works expected to reach the George Street-level in late-2020 and the first stage of the IRD ready for completion in late-2022.

    “This is great news for Queensland’s construction industry and a boon for Brisbane – because we know when our construction industry is booming, so is our economy,” Ms Jones said.

    “We also know Queen’s Wharf will bring an extra 1.39 million visitors to Brisbane each year. This will have a great flow-on effect for regional tourism.”

    The $3.6 billion development, which cover more than 26 hectares, will transform into a breathtaking and vibrant oasis for locals and visitors.

    Queen’s Wharf Brisbane will revitalise the city’s forgotten heritage buildings and deliver striking landmark architecture, including the Neville Bonner Pedestrian Bridge connecting to South Bank.

    For job inquiries, visit queenswharfbrisbane.com.au/about/#get-involved-construction-jobs Or contact Multiplex direct via queenswharfbrisbane@multiplex.global

    ENDS

    Media contact: Jack Harbour 0419 620 447