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A closer look at the $3bn Queen's Wharf Brisbane development


Posted by Monica Gameng

Urbis, on behalf of Destination Brisbane Consortium, has submitted the largest single development application in Queensland history for the multi-billion dollar Queen’s Wharf Brisbane Integrated Resort Development (QWBIRD).

The information on the development application is part of the detailed documentation development assessment process and it also provides a look into some of the Queen’s Wharf’s sub-precincts included in the project.

Key features of the Queen’s Wharf development include:

  • ARC Deck – an iconic tourist attraction that will straddle across four new buildings
  • Transforming the treasury building into a boutique shopping centre which will include a new underground retail arcade that links to the new casino buildings
  • 12 football fields of brand new public space
  • Five new hotels, including a six-star Ritz-Carlton and a five-star Rosewood, Dorsett Hotels
  • 50 new bars and restaurants
  • A new pedestrian bridge to South Bank
  • A new 1,500-1,600 seat theatre complex in South Bank
  • The world’s largest nightly water and light show
  • Premium cinema, moonlight cinema and outdoor function area
  • A comprehensive outdoor gym in Waterline Park, located between the waterfront and 1 William Street. A full and extensive range of active recreation facilities in a contemporary landscape.
  • Youth entertainment tech zone, 1500 seat ballroom, terrace, meeting rooms, gaming halls
  • Three new residential towers which varies in height
  • Three new hotel towers which varies in height
  • Horizon lounge and resort skypools
  • Heritage restoration of The Mansions, Harris Terrace, The Printery, Former State Library, Commissariat Building, DPI Building, Treasury Hotel, and The Treasury Building

Brisbane Development has launched an interactive masterplan on the Queen’s Wharf Development web page which you can view here.

Demolition of three non-heritage former government buildings has already commenced, with Probuild heading the works.

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Source: Brisbane Development (1, 2)

Monica Gameng

Monica Gameng

As PlantMiner's Marketing Assistant since 2015, Monica is responsible for researching and sharing new and progressing projects within the construction and mining sectors in Australia. It's no surprise that Monica has her finger on the pulse of Australian major projects given she has produced more than 1000 posts. She truly is an industry expert. Monica's passion for educating and inspiring readers saw the PlantMiner blog recognised by Feedspot as one of the Best Australian Construction Blogs in 2018 and 2019. PlantMiner is Australia's largest online construction marketplace. Sign up as a vendor to find and engage with civil and commercial contractors across Australia. Alternatively, if you're looking for plant and equipment you can compare equipment and subcontractor quotes from vendors near you in just a few steps.