Queen’s Wharf Brisbane – the 100 weeks to go countdown is on
Published Tuesday, 08 December, 2020 at 12:11 PM
Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning
The Honourable Dr Steven Miles
*Time lapse footage is available here: https://youtu.be/byFjUtmpWos*
The $3.6 billion, economy boosting, Queen’s Wharf Brisbane integrated resort will open in 100-weeks’ time.
Deputy Premier and State Development Minister Steven Miles visited the site this morning where 50 bars, cafes and restaurants, four world-class hotels and up to 2,000 residential apartments will be located.
Mr Miles joined Star Entertainment Group and Destination Brisbane Consortium (DBC) executives inspecting progress on Brisbane CBD’s monster tourism development.
“The Queen’s Wharf Brisbane development is on track to open in late 2022. In the meantime, hundreds and thousands of jobs will be needed to make it happen,” Mr Miles said.
“Currently there are nearly 600 workers on site and by this time next year that will be approaching 2000.
Star Entertainment Group today announced 100 per cent of their Queensland workforce was back after COVID-19.
“Star employs over 3,500 Queenslanders across their locations,” Mr Miles said.
“Many of these staff, including hospitality workers, cleaners and security, were receiving Job Keeper payments. Now they’re back at work.
“Thanks to our strong health response 3,500 Queenslanders are back at work.
“Even better, Star advises me they’re about to hire 50 additional staff in Queensland.”
Mr Miles said Queensland businesses were benefiting from the Queens Wharf project.
“The project currently has more than 85% local-content. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic this is great news for Queensland jobs,” Mr Miles said.
“Hundreds of tonnes of precast concrete from Toowoomba and 200 tonnes of Australian steel fabricated at Beenleigh are being delivered weekly to the site.
“By the time the podium levels are complete, a massive 4,000 tonnes of Queensland fabricated steel will have been delivered and installed.
“All the workers, not just those on site, but those involved across the South East, deserve a pat on the back for their efforts – having safely not missed a beat in this COVID-19 -impacted environment.
“Post COVID this magnificent resort will be the magnet for an estimated 1.4 million international, interstate and local annual visitors.”
“And more than 8,000 people will have jobs based on this resort when fully operational.”
“As well as the incredible and sustained site-progress, Brisbane’s first river bridge in more than 10 years is underway connecting our iconic South Bank to Queen’s Wharf’s restaurant and retail level and to the CBD beyond.
“Named in honour of our first Indigenous Parliamentarian – the late Senator Neville Bonner AO – the striking Neville Bonner Bridge – will commence assembly from the first quarter in 2021 and be used by an estimated 9,000 people each day.
“In another vote of confidence, more than 90 per cent of the residential apartments in the 64-floor tower have been sold.
“Queen’s Wharf is on track to be one of Australia’s most sought-after destinations. Bring on late 2022.”
To view the development’s progress from August 2017 to November 2020 visit https://youtu.be/byFjUtmpWos
Media contact: Amy Hunter – 0423 651 484