On Monday 16 November 2015 the Queensland Government reached contractual close on the $3.6 billion Queen's Wharf Brisbane Integrated Resort Development, representing a key aspect of the final stage of the procurement process, successfully delivered by the Department of State Development.
Destination Brisbane Consortium – The Star Entertainment Group (formerly Echo Entertainment Group), Far East Consortium (Australia) and Chow Tai Fook Enterprises – is now the contractor responsible for delivering the world-class tourism, leisure and entertainment precinct in the heart of the Brisbane CBD.
The Queensland Government in partnership with Destination Brisbane Consortium will deliver economic growth for Queensland with the creation of more than 2000 jobs during peak construction and 8000 jobs when the Integrated Resort Development is operational in around 2022.
The revitalised precinct will provide improved facilities for everyday use and public events, showcasing Brisbane to locals, interstate and international visitors.
The Queen's Wharf Brisbane precinct marks where Brisbane started over 190 years ago. The redevelopment area will become the hub that connects the defining parts of the city – the Botanic Gardens, the Queen Street Mall, the Cultural Precinct, South Bank, the Parliamentary Precinct and the Brisbane River.
The redevelopment area is state-owned land and is generally located between the Brisbane River and George Street and between Alice and Queen Streets. The area contains significant heritage buildings, a number of under-utilised government buildings as well as neglected riverfront land under the Riverside Expressway.
Vision and objectives
- become an internationally-recognised precinct with world class sustainable urban design and architecture that establishes a clear identity that is uniquely 'Brisbane' and 'Queensland'
- stimulate broad investment and economic development in the long-term future of Brisbane as a New World City, focusing on tourism and construction
- redefine public access and transport connections into, through and around the Brisbane city centre - from bridge to bridge and river to ridge
- transform and activate places and spaces that draw people to the origin of Brisbane as a city
- promote social interaction and a broad range of urban activities from the city centre down to the river's edge.
Location - Priority Development Area
Destination Brisbane Consortium
Queen’s Wharf Brisbane is being delivered by Destination Brisbane Consortium – a joint venture between The Star Entertainment Group (formerly Echo Entertainment Group), Far East Consortium (Australia) and Chow Tai Fook Enterprises. Destination Brisbane Consortium is the contractor responsible for delivering this world-class tourism, leisure and entertainment precinct in the heart of the Brisbane CBD.
Plan of Development (PoD)
- On 15 May 2017 DBC lodged the PoD application with EDQ.
- On 30 May 2017 the PoD application was determined to be properly made by EDQ.
- Subsequent to submission of the PoD, EDQ made a formal Information Request to DBC on 27 June 2017 seeking further information on the application in several key areas. As a result, further information was provided by DBC to EDQ on 24 August 2017.
- On 1 September 2017 EDQ advised DBC that the Minister for Economic Development Queensland (MEDQ) was satisfied that the Information Request had been complied with and that notice of the Priority Development Area development application would now commence.
- From 6 September 2017 to 19 October 2017 public notification was undertaken for the development application.
- EDQ completed a review of all formal submissions received and considered the matters raised. EDQ had 40 business days to decide the application from the conclusion of public notification.
- On 21 December 2017, the decision for the PoD development application was made by the Minister for Economic Development Queensland (MEDQ) and published on the EDQ website. The decision is available for viewing on the EDQ website by searching DEV2017/846.
How can I provide a formal submission on the PoD application?
Timing Description May 2012 Announcement of the Government Precinct Redevelopment (now Queen's Wharf Brisbane) January 2014 Registration of Interest process completed March 2014 Expression of Interest process completed July to October 2014 Request for Detailed Proposals process undertaken November 2014 to July 2015 Assessment and Contract Negotiation with the final two proponents July 2015 Destination Brisbane Consortium announced as the preferred proponent for Queen's Wharf Brisbane November 2015 Queensland Government and the Destination Brisbane Consortium reach contractual close January 2016 to January 2017 Preliminary site investigation works 2017 Access to site, demolition of non-heritage buildings, underground works 2018 Excavation works begin
Commencement of Waterline Park and Mangrove Walk
2019 Waterline Park and Mangrove Walk open, marine works commence along river edge and excavation works complete 2020 Neville Bonner Bridge commences construction and core development area structures take shape 2021 Building structures well underway and building forms take shape and works on Heritage building underway 2022 Expected opening of Integrated Resort Development 2024 Expected completion of Treasury Building retail conversion
Timings are subject to weather and construction conditions
- online surveys
- community reference groups
- formal public consultations
- industry engagement with peak property, heritage and development bodies
- interactive workshops
- regional showcase
- social media
- monthly newsletters
- print and online advertisements
- a dedicated project shop front open weekdays to the community
- engagement with the Indigenous community
- a number of Statutory submissions
A Probity Code of Practice has been established for Queen's Wharf Brisbane and independent probity advisers have been appointed to oversee the project.
Queen's Wharf Brisbane will deliver more than 12 football fields of enhanced public space, streetscapes and a new pedestrian bridge to South Bank. This includes improved access to the eleven heritage buildings and places located in the precinct, new parks, waterfront spaces and plazas as well as connect with existing city assets including the Botanic Gardens, South Bank, the Cultural Precinct and the Queen Street Mall.
Precinct tales - Queen's Wharf from 1824
Integrated Resort Developments
Last updated: 03 Dec 2019