Frequently asked questions
When will construction commence?
DBC commenced early construction works onsite in January 2017 in accordance with a development permit granted by EDQ on 19 December 2016 (EDQ reference: DEV2016/816).
When will construction finish?
The IRD is anticipated to open in late 2022 including hotels and all public realm areas. When it opens, Brisbane's existing Treasury Casino will be replaced with a new facility at the new QWB development.
In approximately 2022 the conversion of the Treasury building and beneath Queens Gardens to create a retail zone that links Queen Street Mall to the heart of the precinct will commence. The anticipated opening of the repurposed Treasury building is 2024.
How tall are the buildings in the precinct?
All buildings within the precinct will comply with planning requirements and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority's height restrictions for the Brisbane CBD which is approximately 274 metres.
How are you honouring the legacy of the late Senator Neville Bonner AO due to the demolition of the Neville Bonner building?
On Friday 12 August 2016 the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships (DATSIP) hosted a cultural closure event of the Neville Bonner Building. At the cultural closure event, attended by Senator Neville Bonner's sole surviving son Alfred 'Tiny' Bonner, other Bonner family members and representatives of the Indigenous community, the then Minister for State Development Dr Anthony Lynham MP announced the naming of The Neville Bonner Bridge.
The Neville Bonner Bridge is a pedestrian bridge linking both sides of the Brisbane River forming a greater connection between the popular South Bank and Cultural Arts precinct to QWB.
DATSIP and the DITIDare also moving artwork that was located in the Neville Bonner Building to 1 William Street and QPAC. The Neville Bonner 'bust'—a larger-than-life bronze sculpture—is now on display at Queensland's Parliament House until it's relocated to the QWB precinct when construction activities are completed.
Time lapse video
A time lapse of Queen's Wharf Brisbane from 2017 to 2020
Last updated: 20 Feb 2020