Queen’s Wharf’s luxury shopping to be the envy of the nation
Published Wednesday, 10 February, 2021 at 09:36 AM
Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning
The Honourable Dr Steven Miles
Treasurer and Minister for Investment
The Honourable Cameron Dick
The $3.6 billion Queen’s Wharf Brisbane will be the envy of the nation with confirmation today it will become one of the world’s finest luxury shopping precincts.
Destination Brisbane Consortium (DBC) announced it has secured a deal with retail giant DFS which boasts a portfolio of 750 of the world’s most sought-after brands.
Deputy Premier and State Development Minister Steven Miles visited the site this morning which is on track to open from late 2022.
“The $3.6 billion Queen’s Wharf Brisbane development is supporting thousands of construction jobs,” Mr Miles said.
“This is another milestone in the world-class development that will transform Brisbane’s CBD, boost tourism and create thousands more jobs when complete.
“The development will feature 50 bars, cafes and restaurants, a casino, four world-class hotels, up to 2,000 residential apartments, the Sky Deck, moonlight cinema, the Neville Bonner Bridge and now around 6,000m2 of luxury retail floorspace.
“The historic Printery Building on George Street will transform to deliver a shopping haven introducing more than 100 prestigious brands.
“Where other parts of the world have slowed these types of projects, construction has continued on Queen’s Wharf throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Treasurer and Minister for Investment Cameron Dick said the deal was significant milestone for DBC in the development of its $3.6 billion integrated resort development.
“The presence of a retail name like DFS will enhance Brisbane’s allure for international and national luxury-brand shoppers,” the Treasurer said.
“The big names of New York, Paris and Milan will be available right here, which is a great win for Queensland.
“In a post-COVID world, this resort and casino will be a drawcard for an estimated an additional 1.4 million international, interstate and local annual visitors.”
“Once Queens Wharf is up and running, it will provide jobs for more than 8,000 Queenslanders at one of Australia’s most sought-after destinations.
“The construction workers on this massive project also deserve congratulations for their ability to keep the project going right through the impacts of COVID.”
Member for McConnel Grace Grace said she was looking forward to the staged opening from late-2022.
“This retail precinct will add a layer of luxury to our CBD,” Minister Grace said.
“It will mean international and national luxury-brand shoppers will be heading to Brisbane and taking advantage of all our wonderful city has to offer.
“What’s more, the retail and hospitality jobs that go with this development will boost employment opportunities for locals.”
The Star Entertainment Group’s CEO Matt Bekier said the ground-breaking deal would further underpin Queen’s Wharf as Australia’s future international tourism and leisure hotspot.
“The hallmark of a world-class integrated resort is its diversity and quality of offerings,” eh said.
“Queen’s Wharf will have a rich collection of attractions – including the DFS luxury retail precinct – to keep locals, interstate and international visitors coming back time and time again.”
DFS - part of the Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) Group - will create its largest shopping footprint in Oceania at Queen’s Wharf.
In total, DFS will create around 6,000m2 of luxury retail floorspace – part of nearly 40,000m2 of retail, food and beverage and entertainment floorspace to be delivered across the Queen’s Wharf precinct.
DFS’ suite of luxury brands and stores will become fully operational as part of a staged opening of Queen’s Wharf from late-2022.
Time-lapse vision, a digital flythrough, artist impressions and video statements can be accessed here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/15j8oph5nw63vlg/AAAf6DWljeztOoUnNDVC6PAJa?dl=0
Amy Hunter – 0423 651 484 (Deputy Premier)
Geoff Breusch – 0417 272 875 (Treasurer)