Building a transformational development for Queensland


Construction updates

  1. Scheduled

    Temporary single lane closure on Margaret Street, between William and George Streets

    For three (3) weeks from Monday 30 April to Monday 21 May 2018 the far-left lane of Margaret Street will be closed to enable a safe exclusion zone while excavation…
  2. Completed

    Two lane closure on Margaret Street, between George and William Streets

    Night works: From 7pm Wednesday 14 March until 5am Thursday 15 March two lanes will be closed along a section of Margaret Street to undertake maintenance works on water main…
  3. Completed

    Two lane closure on Margaret St, between George Street and William Street

    Following the completion of piling works along Margaret Street, the site hoarding will be reinstated on Saturday 10 March 2018. These day works will require the temporary closure of two…
  4. Completed

    Temporary lane closure on Margaret Street, between William and George Streets

    From Monday 5 March to Friday 9 March 2018 the far-left lane of Margaret Street will be closed from 9.30am to 6.30pm each day while piling work is undertaken on…
  5. Completed

    Two lane closure on Margaret Street, between William and George Streets

    To enable future piling work, the existing hoarding on Margaret Street will be temporarily removed. The removal work will occur on Saturday 3 March 2018 requiring two lanes to be…
  6. Completed

    Update: Gantry removal on Alice Street rescheduled

    Night works: Gantry removal works will now take place overnight on Wednesday 31 January, between 8pm and 5am. When: The work was originally scheduled for Monday 29 January, however will…
  7. Completed

    Single lane closure in William Street

    Night works: A single traffic lane closure is required from 7pm to 5am each night beginning Monday 29 January 2018 and continuing for up to three nights while site perimeter…
  8. Completed

    Single traffic lane closure in William Street

    A single traffic lane closure is required on Saturday 20 January 2018 between 7am and 3pm to allow for scaffold removal to 80B George Street. When: Work will occur on…
  9. Completed

    Night time single lane closure on George Street

    Night works: Line marking reinstatement works on George Street, between Alice and Charlotte streets, will take place over two nights from Wednesday 24 January. When: For two nights starting Wednesday…
  10. Completed

    North Quay and Ann Street (southbound) single lane closures for night works

    For two nights beginning Friday 19 January North Quay and Ann Street (southbound) will be closed from 7pm until 5am the next day, while sewer maintenance works take place. When:…

Project Timeline 2016

In 2016, Destination Brisbane Consortium finalised the detailed design of Queen’s Wharf Brisbane to enable the start of early works.

Comprehensive engagement with the Brisbane community also occurred throughout the year to ensure high levels of awareness regarding the start of early works, including the temporary closure of a section of William Street and the permanent full closure of Queens Wharf Road. In December 2016, the consortium appointed Probuild as the demolition and enabling works contractor.

Project Timeline 2017

In 2017, Destination Brisbane Consortium commenced demolition and enabling works on Queen’s Wharf Brisbane.

The demolition and enabling works scope included hoarding the site for safety, securing and protecting the heritage buildings within the site, demolition of the three non-heritage former government buildings and undertaking major services work to divert and relocate water, gas, electricity and telecommunications cables.

The demolition and enabling work was completed in February 2018.

Project Timeline 2018

In 2018, excavation and shoring work will begin on the project.

The basement excavation work package will take around 18 months and include piling, construction of a diaphragm wall (on the river side of the development) and excavation of around 450,000m3 of spoil making it the largest city based excavation project in Queensland.

In addition to the excavation work occurring, work will begin on the construction of Waterline Park and the Goodwill Bridge extension area that includes the Mangrove Walk and upgrades to the Bi-Centennial Bikeway, which is also expected to take around 18 months to complete.

Project Timeline 2019

Excavation work wil conclude in 2019 ready for the commencement of car park foundations and basement foundations.

Waterline Park and the Goodwill Bridge extension area work will be ongoing in 2019 is also expected to be complete by early 2020.

Waterline Park is positioned behind 1 William Street adjacent the river and will provide public space for people to relax and enjoy or exercise using some of the active equipment on offer.

The Goodwill Bridge extension area will see the delivery of a much-improved section of the Bi-Centennial Bikeway from the Goodwill Bridge through to the area behind 1 William Street and include the development of a pedestrian only Mangrove Walk.

Project Timeline 2020

Construction of the core of the development will be the major focus with much work being done to complete the structure to finishing height. The exterior will continue to be worked on over the next couple of years.

Project Timeline 2021

In 2021, Destination Brisbane Consortium will turn its focus on the internal fitting out of the buildings in the development. At this time, we expect workforce number to peak to around 2,000.

This work will include fitting out public realm areas, hotels, retails spaces, and food and beverage outlets as we prepare for the expected opening in late-2022.

Project Timeline 2022

In 2022, Destination Brisbane Consortium expects to open the core integrated resort development.

This will include three of the hotels, being The Star branded hotel, The Dorsett and Rosewood.

Many of the 50 restaurants, bars and cafes will open along with a significant increase in retail outlets.

Public space at The Landing, Waterline Park, and foreshore area will be open along with the Brisbane Steps leading from Queens Wharf Road up to William Street and through to the Atrium and George Street entrance.

The selfie photo opportunity on the elevated Sky Deck will also be realised at this time with the 360-degree views sure to impress all who visit.

Upon opening of the core development, The Star casino and hotel will be relocated to the new premises – centrally positioned in the arch shaped building along with many of the restaurants and retail outlets.

Project Timeline 2023

Following The Star Entertainment Group vacating the current heritage buildings being the Treasury Building and the Land Administration Building, these buildings will be restored and repurposed to include the Ritz-Carlton Hotel (Brisbane’s first), and mixed use retail and restaurants centres.

Queens Garden will remain in the precinct as an inner-city greenspace wile we add a level of retail space under the park.

It is also expected that work on Tower 4 containing the first 640 residential apartments will be delivered post 2022.

Project Timeline 2024

In 2024, Destination Brisbane Consortium expects to complete the transformation of the heritage Treasury and Land Administration buildings (currently housing Treasury Brisbane – hotel and casino).

These iconic buildings will reopen as an exciting high-end retail centre and The Ritz Carlton Hotel respectively.

Beyond 2024

A further two residential towers (Tower 5 and Tower 6) have been approved for delivery as part of the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane integrated resort development.

The timing for construction of these towers – offering a further 1360 apartments is yet to be decided.

More information will be provided in time.

Queen’s Wharf Brisbane is a private development that will be managed by The Star Entertainment Group for the 99-year duration of the lease from the Queensland Government.

People, environment and heritage

Destination Brisbane Consortium‘s $3 billion construction of Queen’s Wharf Brisbane will be one of the largest projects Queensland has ever seen, spectacularly transforming Brisbane CBD’s landscape forever.

Today, Queen’s Wharf Brisbane contains a number of underutilised heritage buildings, obsolete government buildings and neglected riverfront land under the Riverside Expressway in the CBD.

Extending from the current Treasury Casino building at the top of the Queen Street Mall to Alice Street, and from the Brisbane River’s edge to George Street, the precinct covers more than 26 hectares across land and water.

Our consortium’s development is unique in nature given its significant size and scale; the precinct’s European heritage buildings in the area to be beautifully restored and repurposed; its CBD location; and close proximity to the Brisbane River.

We will work closely with our employees, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, the community, local authorities and governments to implement best practice development procedures and measures during construction and once operational.

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