Putting Brisbane firmly on the map as a global tourism, leisure and entertainment destination
Get ready for Brisbane’s new entertainment and lifestyle precinct
A new world-class integrated resort development is being constructed that will put Brisbane on the map as a tourism, leisure and entertainment destination.
Expected to open in 2022, Queen’s Wharf Brisbane will transform the CBD and river’s edge with an iconic design that embraces Brisbane’s inviting subtropical climate and celebrates the precinct’s Indigenous and European heritage with interpretive trails and experiences spanning the Brisbane River and ridgeline.
Destination Brisbane Consortium is delivering the $3 billion development, which will cover more than 26 hectares across land and water.
Watch as the new Queen’s Wharf Brisbane precinct transforms from an underutilised area into a breathtaking and vibrant oasis for locals and visitors, blending beautifully repurposed heritage buildings with stunning contemporary architecture.
Where Australia shines brightest
A dazzling new destination with exciting entertainment and attractions that will showcase the essence of Queensland, and the best of Australia.
Destination Brisbane Consortium is delivering an iconic development in Brisbane as the city moves to a new future.
Queen’s Wharf Brisbane will revitalise the city’s forgotten heritage buildings and deliver striking landmark architecture.
Attracting 1.39 million additional tourists each year, it will become a world-recognised destination, while establishing itself as a place that locals will embrace and be proud of.
Bringing Brisbane’s heritage to life
Beautiful heritage buildings and places will be restored and repurposed, providing unique experiences and creating stories and memories for future generations.
The historic Queen’s Wharf Brisbane precinct is the birthplace of European settlement nearly 200 years ago, and a home to Indigenous Australians for thousands of years.
It holds one of the greatest collections of culturally significant heritage buildings and places in Australia.
After decades of mystery, these neglected buildings and places will come alive through careful restoration work and repurposing.
Locals and visitors will be able to enjoy beautifully restored spaces in a variety of ways including cultural, retail, dining, hotel entertainment and tourist attraction spaces.
The Star Entertainment Group
The Star Entertainment Group (formerly known as Echo Entertainment Group) is an ASX Top 100 listed company that owns and operates Treasury Brisbane, Jupiters Gold Coast and The Star in Sydney. The Star Entertainment Group also manages the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on behalf of the Queensland Government.
Chow Tai Fook Enterprises
Chow Tai Fook Enterprises, a private Hong Kong investment company, is one of the largest diversified consumer and hospitality companies in Asia with a proven track record in long-term tourism and infrastructure investments. It has business portfolios in more than 50 cities spread across Greater China, Asia, Europe and the Americas. As well as being the largest jewellery retailer in the world by number of outlets, it operates one of the largest department store chains in China and has approximately 60 hotels worldwide through the Rosewood Group and third-party hotel brands such as Four Seasons, Hyatt, Marriott and Renaissance.
Far East Consortium
Far East Consortium, one of Australasia’s largest developers, has been operating in Australia for more than 20 years and has operations in property, hospitality and car parks. It has a strong property and hotel development track record and an experienced on-the-ground Australian development team. Among its significant works portfolio, it is involved in the development of hotels for The Ritz-Carlton in Australia, plus large residential developments in Melbourne and Perth.
Queen’s Wharf Brisbane will provide a wide range of ‘quintessentially Queensland’ experiences to enjoy, and significant economic benefits for the local and state economy.
Destination Brisbane Consortium’s extensive consultation with Brisbane’s best-in-class architects, urban designers, heritage specialists, landscapers and town planners has resulted in the design of a uniquely Queensland development that is truly world-class.
Our development merges state-of-the-art contemporary architecture with heritage buildings in an exciting new precinct that will embrace Brisbane’s subtropical climate, blue skies and outdoor river-city lifestyle.
As well as being a major tourism attraction in its own right, Queen’s Wharf Brisbane will deliver economic benefits including thousands of construction and operational jobs and opportunities for suppliers.
Jobs, training and supply opportunities
Queensland individuals and businesses are encouraged to learn more about Queen’s Wharf Brisbane and the potential opportunities to get involved.
The size and scale of Queen’s Wharf Brisbane will provide significant jobs, training and supplier opportunities for Queenslanders - during both construction and operational phases.
Onsite works will ramp up as the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane development progresses, with construction workers reaching a peak of more than 2000 in 2021.
To build Queen’s Wharf Brisbane, a wide range of roles from the Queensland construction industry will be required including:
- machine operators
- general labourers
- service trades
- steel fixers
- form workers
- finishing trades
In December 2016, we awarded a tender to deliver the first stage of construction – the early works – to Probuild.
These early works will involve hoarding the site for safety and removing three non-heritage buildings in the precinct.
Probuild is responsible for recruiting and managing the roles required for this work. For more visit http://www.probuild.com.au/ or call 1800 676 329.
Main construction works are expected to begin in late 2018/early 2019, for which a separate tender will be issued.
Operational jobs and training
Queen’s Wharf Brisbane is expected to create 8000 roles once fully operational. A recruitment process will be undertaken closer to the expected opening. Meanwhile, current job and training opportunities are available now for people looking to start their career.
The types of operational roles that will become available include:
• food and beverage
• hotel reception
• events and sales
• facilities management
• gaming product and development
• safety and security
• leisure and entertainment
• a variety of corporate roles.
For more information about future opportunties, as well as current training programs available with lead consortium partner The Star Entertainment Group, please refer to www.starentertainmentgroup.com.au/careers-training-rto/
Construction and operational suppliers
Destination Brisbane Consortium will look for suppliers and contractors that consistently deliver high quality goods and/or services, and that will help differentiate its offer to the market. Some of the qualities we will look for in potential suppliers include those that:
• have an exceptional safety and behaviour record
• are market leaders
• understand our industries
• are environmentally sustainable
• can scale to a development of Queen’s Wharf Brisbane’s significant size
• are flexible to meet our changing business requirements and Queen’s Wharf Brisbane’s growth
• embrace employee diversity
• operate with good governance and transparency
• are cost-competitive
• can service our Brisbane location.
In December 2016, we awarded a tender to deliver the first stage of construction – the demolition and enabling works – to Probuild. To contact Probuild for subcontract supplier opportunities visit www.probuild.com.au.
The demolition and enabling works will involve hoarding the site for safety and removing three non-heritage buildings in the precinct.
Main construction works are expected to begin in late 2018/early 2019, for which a separate tender will be issued in due course.
Queen’s Wharf Brisbane will require a range of unique goods and services once operational.
Where possible, ‘quintessentially Queensland’ products will be sought to help deliver local spirit and authentic experiences for guests.
The primary categories of spend are expected to include:
• food and beverage
• property services
• facilities management
• plus all of the indirect goods and services usually covered by a large company.
Supplier opportunities exist today with lead consortium partner, The Star Entertainment Group. Individuals or companies can register their interest at www.starentertainmentgroup.com.au/suppliers/