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Explore Queen’s Wharf Brisbane

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Entertainment

Day or night, Queen’s Wharf Brisbane will have something for everyone with a diverse range of exciting entertainment experiences that showcase the best of Brisbane.

Locals and visitors will have the equivalent of 12 football fields of public space including green parkland, refreshing new river spaces, family-fun fitness areas and activities and an outdoor cinema. 

People looking to work their way through Brisbane’s friendly culture and nightlife won’t be short of choices – including sunset cocktails on the Sky Deck, busy bars, and fun dining experiences in a number of heritage buildings across the precinct.

For those keen to play, world-class gaming facilities will add to the development’s premium entertainment offering.

Hotels

Locals wanting a fun weekend escape away or visitors looking to experience the delights of a new-world city will be spoilt for choice with five new internationally-recognised brands coming to Brisbane, offering a combined 1000+ premium hotel rooms.

These iconic brands are The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Rosewood, Dorsett and two hotels by lead consortium partner, The Star Entertainment Group. 

The development will also introduce Brisbane’s first six-star hotels.

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel’s reputation for world-leading luxury and grandeur will see it fit perfectly into the repurposed and fully refurbished heritage Land Administration building, currently housing the Treasury Hotel.

Retail

Four retail zones to explore will offer a multitude of options for every type of shopper including global brands, Australian iconic brands and local artisanal products.

The lower levels of the Treasury building – currently home to Brisbane’s Treasury Casino – will become part of an exciting new high-end retail centre. The repurposed building will complement The Ritz-Carlton next door, exhibiting world-class materials and finishes, and acting as a key anchor and extension of Queen Street.

It will connect seamlessly to the new Queen’s Walk underground pedestrian walkway (underneath Queens Gardens) with retail through to the Queen Victoria Statue.

Across the integrated resort development, there will be a range of dining options for every taste and budget. From luxury dining with Brisbane’s best views to gourmet ready-made sandwiches and wraps for a quick and delicious lunch. The food choices will be inspired by Queensland’s generous range of fresh food and produce.

Restaurants, bars and cafes

Foodies will savour the best of Queensland’s unique produce – such as subtropical and tropical fruit and vegetables, fresh seafood, tender beef, and Indigenous products – through an array of 50 new bars, restaurants and cafes to suit every taste and budget.

These dining options include everything from fine dining hatted options to celebrity chefs, bar and grills and pop-up market stalls.

Residential

Queen’s Wharf Brisbane will provide 2000 apartments across three residential towers for the ultimate city-loving dweller.

Queen’s Wharf Brisbane will provide the city’s premier post code address, close to all the action and providing sensational views of the river and city. 

Public spaces and walks

Queen’s Wharf Brisbane offers an exciting new urban playground in the CBD.

Inviting public spaces and walks throughout Queen’s Wharf Brisbane have been designed to embrace the city’s amazing subtropical weather and outdoor lifestyle.

Twelve football fields of public space in the precinct will support a range of outdoor activities such as kayaking, cycling and running routes. The precinct will provide flexibility in offering individual spaces to enjoy, as well as larger areas that can support major events and festivals.

Public spaces include:

•    The iconic signature Sky Deck will be open to the public, positioned 100 metres above William Street and has been designed to offer spectacular 360-degree views of the river and city.
•    A combined total of seven parks, courtyards and public spaces including the existing Queens Gardens and Miller Park; and the future Waterline Park, the Undercurrent Village, Queen’s Wharf Plaza, The Landing and Bellevue Place.
•    Three laneways including the newly repurposed Stephens Lane, Harris Terrace Lane and The Mansions.
•    A subtropical pedestrian-friendly boulevard along William Street that provides an interesting area for people to walk, complete with subtropical plantings and views and new connections to Queens Wharf Road and the river.
•    A rooftop outdoor performance area and cinema.
•    Mangrove Walk with interpretive heritage and integrated story‑telling elements that will also provide an alternative path from the Botanic Gardens to Queen’s Wharf Plaza and Queens Wharf Road.
•    Upgraded Bicentennial Bikeway that includes a combination of shared and separated areas.

Key Attractions

Sky Deck

The signature Arc-shaped building in the integrated resort will feature a dazzling elevated Sky Deck open to the public and positioned 100 metres above William Street, offering spectacular 360-degree views of the river and city. 

A place where locals and visitors will get to mix and mingle, the Sky Deck is set to become Brisbane’s new ‘selfie’ spot.

It will provide spaces for functions and events, and sophisticated bars and restaurants for guests to enjoy and soak up Brisbane’s amazing subtropical climate and breathtaking views.

Posed over the Brisbane River, the Sky Deck will be Brisbane’s veranda in the city.

Pedestrian bridge

Named in honour of the late Indigenous Senator Neville Bonner AO, the Neville Bonner Bridge will link both sides of the Brisbane River, forming a stronger connection between the popular South Bank arts and cultural precinct and the future Queen’s Wharf Brisbane precinct.

The Neville Bonner Bridge will be a focal icon for the development, adding to Brisbane’s collection of unique bridges and enabling greater connectivity across the CBD.

Connecting South Bank and Queen’s Wharf Brisbane via a Grimshaw beautifuly designed pedestrian bridge will further enhance the connectivity of Brisbane’s CBD and its key surrounding features.

Heritage buildings

Queen’s Wharf Brisbane’s beautiful heritage buildings will be revitalised and reactivated, injecting new life into a largely forgotten part of Brisbane. It will create a unique and vibrant development with a blend of historic and contemporary architecture.

All of the heritage buildings in the precinct will be completely repurposed, with the exception of The Commissariat Store, which will remain the home of The Royal Historical Society of Queensland. It will remain open throughout the development’s construction, requiring minimal updates. 

Locals and visitors will be able to enjoy these beautifully restored spaces in a variety of ways including cultural, retail, dining, hotel entertainment and tourist attraction spaces.

Brisbane Stairs

The Brisbane Stairs is one of the character precincts of the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane development, which will act as a lateral connection to navigate the topographical changes from George Street down to the river’s edge.

The Brisbane Stairs will act like a ravine or Queensland-style gorge incorporating a garden linking George Street to the river and the birthplace of Brisbane. It is a key public realm area that will allow easy flowing connection east west across the precinct. 

Mangrove Walk

The dedicated pedestrian boardwalk will offer diversity and variation, extending beyond the mangroves and linking Goodwill Bridge to the precinct.

The existing mangroves along the Brisbane River will become a feature for visitors to Queen’s Wharf Brisbane through the new Mangrove Walk.

Mangrove Walk will include interpretative heritage and integrated story-telling elements that will also provide an alternative path from the Botanic Gardens to Queen’s Wharf Plaza and Queens Wharf Road.

It will feature:

• An Indigenous message trail.
• An exploratory trail with educational installations and interpretive signage.
• A series of landings and lookouts with shaded seating nooks to enjoy the view.
• A boat-shed cafe with views up and down the Brisbane River.

It will also provide a launching facility for small non-motorised crafts such as kayaks and canoes.

The Bicentennial Bikeway will be set against the Riverside Expressway as a dedicated 3.5 metre wide bike path.

Queen's Walk

The heritage Queens Gardens (also known as Queens Park) will feature underground retail.

Positioned under Queens Gardens, Queen’s Walk will be a new pedestrian walkway through a retail area that will provide seamless flow between Elizabeth Street and the integrated resort.

The Landing

As a 'green wharf' with a series of grassy knolls and terraces that link back to Queen's Wharf Plaza, The Landing will provide an event space that integrates the resort, city and river.

The Landing will provide significant space for events such as large outdoor food, art and lighting festivals; recreation events; and water-based recreation.

The Landing will feature a beach with direct river access and river ramp for kayaks and non-motorised craft.

It will also include a riverside promenade and pop-up seafood bars, a water taxi landing and provide a vantage point for River Arena, which will be a world-first attraction symbolic of the rich and varied experiences offered by Queen’s Wharf Brisbane.

Queen's Wharf Plaza

Brisbane's newest urban waterfront plaza will provide large, open and highly flexible public events and gathering spaces.

Throughout the plaza, a variety of terraced seating areas will provide small amphitheatre spaces. These will enable the plaza to be fully integrated to host large-scale public celebrations, as well as be configured for multiple events occuring simultaneously.

The plaza will also provide:

• Opportunities for cultural and lifestyle events including food festivals, pop-ups, markets and marshalling areas for recreational activities such as fun runs.
• Major festival interactive art installations.
• A live ‘big screen’ site for outdoor viewing of sporting events and festivals.
• Direct access to Queen's Wharf, which will provide short stay berthing for private boats.

Undercurrent Village

Constantly surprising, this is an urban, edgy and exciting public space where there is always something new to explore. The Undercurrent Village has been designed as a series of connected, high-performance ‘rooms' that enable all manner of events and activations to occur, day and night, within the context of Brisbane's birthplace.

The Undercurrent Village will provide:

• Sound Garden performance stage area with interactive urban sculpture, water feature, seating and viewing terraces.
• ‘Wake Bar‘ heritage site providing alternative access between Queens Wharf Road and the riverfront.
• Velo café providing end-of-ride facilities for cyclists including toilet/shower facilities and bike storage.
• Pop-up zones.
• Bicentennial Bikeway upgrade from Victoria Bridge.

Waterline Park

As a recreation hub on the river’s edge, located between 1 William Street and Mangrove Walk, Waterline Park will feature landscaped components to facilitate active leisure and relaxation for workers during the week, as well as family-oriented recreational pursuits on weekends.

Waterline Park will be a space for active recreation facilities and sporting equipment such as table tennis.

It will also feature:

•    A climbing wall.
•    A dedicated lane for cyclists to link through the space from the city to the Bicentennial Bikeway via Alice Street.

Integrated resort

The integrated resort will be a world-class vibrant and mixed-use precinct providing 24/7 appeal to Brisbane locals and visitors alike.

The integrated resort will feature:

• More than 1000 premium hotel rooms operating under five new brands to Brisbane including The Ritz-Carlton, Rosewood, Dorsett and two The Star-branded hotels.
• A six-star hotel located in the signature Arc-shaped building, offering unprecedented luxury with direct connection to elevated premium fine-dining experiences, VIP gaming and unsurpassed views of the city and river from every room.
• Elevated Sky Deck open to the public and positioned 100 metres above William Street, offering spectacular 360-degree views of the river and city.
• Moonlight cinema offering gold-class and outdoor roof top cinemas, black tie event space and outdoor performances.
• World-class gaming facilities.

Ballroom

A ballroom that will seat up to 1000 people will provide a premium space to host functions in Brisbane, helping cement the city’s appeal as a global events destination. 

The iconic ballroom will strengthen the city’s reputation for hosting world-class events and conferences.

Gaming facilities

Brisbane’s only casino will relocate from its existing premises in the Treasury building to level five of the Arc-shaped building in the iconic Queen’s Wharf Brisbane integrated resort, where it will provide world-class gaming facilities for locals and visitors. 

The development’s gaming floor will be less than five per cent of the overall development and is comparable to other integrated resort developments in Australia and globally.

Heritage

Queens Gardens

Queens Gardens (also known as Queens Park) is the Brisbane CBD's foremost historic urban park. Designed as a high functioning urban space, the park’s strength lies in its flexibility to support multiple functions of varying sizes and configurations.

Established in 1905, Queens Gardens is situated at 144 George Street, in between the Treasury and Land Administration buildings.

Designed as a high-functioning urban area, Queens Gardens will continue to offer green space that will provide the public with an inner-city open place to visit and unwind. It will also have the flexibility to be activated for events, festivals and a range of other uses. 

Positioned under Queens Gardens, Queen’s Walk will be a new pedestrian walkway through a retail area that will provide seamless flow between Elizabeth Street and the integrated resort.

Printery Office

The next generation of MasterChefs will get to learn their trade in a new cooking school and food and beverage training facility to be established in the repurposed Printery Office.

Built in 1874, the Printery Office is located at 84 William Street, and most recently housed The Public Services Club.

An important meeting place for Brisbane’s public servants historically, the building will continue in a similar vein as a ‘gastro-pub‘ that will provide professionals, tourists and families with casual, high quality and affordable food and beverages during the day. At night, it will transition into a dinner and bar venue. 

The beer garden will provide an alfresco opportunity that may be used to provide barbeques and casual outdoor dining.

Treasury Building

The Ritz-Carlton will include more luxurious hotel rooms on the upper levels of the Treasury building – currently home to Brisbane’s Treasury Casino – while the lower floors of the Treasury building will host an exciting new high-end retail centre.

The repurposed building will provide a shopping oasis for locals and visitors, and connect directly to Brisbane’s retail heart in Queen Street.

It will also connect seamlessly to the new ‘Queen’s Walk' that features new retail under Queens Gardens through to the Queen Victoria Statue.

Built in 1886, the Treasury building is located at 21 Queen Street.

Former Government Printery

The Printery and its associated courtyard will present fresh food markets and outdoor dining. The existing colonnades of the Printery building will provide increased accessibility to the building and its proposed stalls.

The building, set in the historic heartland, reflects a modern-day gourmet food hall and will become a tourist ‘must-see’ attraction as well as an everyday market for Brisbane residents.

It will showcase Queensland’s best local produce and merchants, hand-selected for their expertise and high quality offering.

An urban adaptation of the classic Queensland fern house, the adjacent courtyard will become a cool and comfortable urban space, providing opportunities for informal dining.

Located at 110 George St, the building combines two buildings from the 1880s and 1910s; and the paved courtyard was established in the 1980s. 

The Mansions

The Mansions are character-filled spaces that will be used to provide intimate, upmarket dining and bar offerings that draw on the impressive heritage components and facades of the existing buildings.

The adjacent Mansions Lane and future Mansions Plaza – to be built as part of the development – will offer premium food and beverage experiences.

Mansions Lane will provide active and bustling spaces – day and night – adding a sense of vibrancy and uniqueness to the retail urban fabric.

Mansions Plaza will become a meeting spot that provides an exciting mix of fresh, fast-casual dining options for nearby residents and workers.

Built in 1889, The Mansions are located at 40 George Street and was most recently used as a restaurant and general office accomodation.

Miller Park

One of many green spaces at Queen’s Wharf Brisbane, this heritage park will provide pedestrian linkages through the precinct and stunning views of the Brisbane River.

Miller Park will connect William Street to Queens Wharf Road with landings inbetween, providing grassy terraces and large shade trees. 

Elevator access will be available from William Street via a timber deck that will serve as both an outdoor viewing platform and connection to the Aboriginal and European heritage centre.

Located between the former State Library and The Commissariat Store, Miller Park is named after the first Commandant of the Moreton Bay Penal Settlement, Lieutenant Henry Miller. It was declared parkland in 1980 due to its historical significance as the main point of access to the Moreton Bay Penal Settlement.

Harris Terrace

The small and intimate spaces currently found in Harris Terrace provide the perfect opportunity to transform the building into a number of boutique retail outlets and an array of mixed dining options.

Built in 1867, Harris Terrace is located at 68 George Street and is currently used for mixed commercial purposes.

Former Department of Primary Industries building

Within the historic walls of the former Department of Primary Industries (DPI) building, an exciting new collection of dining, bar and live music experiences will be located.

The new development will feature an elegant supper club, a boutique microbrewery and gallery spaces.

Offering glimpses into the building’s past and the untold stories of those who have passed through its doors, these uses will also return the space to the people of Brisbane to create new stories of their own.

Built in 1865, the former DPI building is located at 95 William Street and has housed the National Trust of Australia (Queensland).

The Commissariat Store

The Commissariat Store is the oldest occupied building in Queensland and will stay open throughout the construction. It will remain the premises of The Royal Historical Society of Queensland, dedicated to promoting the state’s fascinating history. 

An active program of events, an extensive library and museum collections, research services and a diverse range of exhibitions for the local community to enjoy are on offer at The Commissariat Store year-round.

Built in 1828, the building is located at 115 William Street and will undergo minor updates through the new development.

Former State Library building

As one of the first entry points to the new Queen’s Wharf Brisbane precinct from the CBD, this building has an important role to play. It will host an Aboriginal and European heritage centre with tourist information and interactive exhibits, and house The National Trust of Australia (Queensland).

The building will also include a library café, providing an opportunity to house unique literature with strong links to Queensland’s history and the building itself (as the former State Library of Queensland). 

The café will provide an opportunity for apprentice hospitality and culinary students studying at the training facility upstairs to showcase their burgeoning talents.

Built in 1879, the former State Library building is located at 159 William Street and currently houses the Brisbane offices of lead consortium partner, The Star Entertainment Group.  

Land Administration building

World-leading luxury and grandeur is coming to the river city, with Brisbane’s first The Ritz-Carlton Hotel opening in the existing Treasury Hotel.

The repurposed building will also include fine dining and signature restaurants befitting such an iconic and impressive building and world-renowned hotelier brand. 

These restaurants will offer Brisbane, as well as The Ritz-Carlton guests, access to dining options ranging from international standard fine dining through to bistro options fronting Stephens Lane.

Currently nestled in the centre of the building is a unique, open air courtyard where people can enjoy alfresco informal dining and take full advantage of Brisbane’s heritage architecture and subtropical climate.

Built in 1901, the Land Administration building is located at 142 William Street.