Frequently asked questions

Looking for more information? Our FAQs should be able to help.

  1. Queen’s Wharf Brisbane general information
  2. Priority Development Authority (PDA) Queen’s Wharf Brisbane and planning framework
  3. Public spaces
  4. Casino and licensing
  5. Traffic and transport
  6. Construction management
  7. Heritage management
  8. Flood impact
  9. Indigenous matters
  10. Retail and leasing

Construction management

How will Destination Brisbane Consortium manage health and safety during construction?

Destination Brisbane Consortium will always put first the health, safety and welfare of its employees, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and the general public. The consortium will appoint reputable principal contractors to undertake construction, in accordance with a workplace health and safety management plan.

For more visit our Health and safety page.

How will the construction be undertaken?

In December 2016, Destination Brisbane Consortium 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. Main construction works are expected to begin in late 2018/early 2019, for which a separate tender will be issued in due course

When will construction of the development commence and when is it expected to be open for visitors?

Construction will begin in 2017. Completion of the core integrated resort development including hotels and all public realm areas is expected in 2022. The Treasury building (currently housing the Treasury Casino) and the Land Administration building (currently housing the Treasury Hotel) will then be converted into high-end retail and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel. The anticipated re-opening of these iconic heritage buildings is 2024.

For more visit our Project timeline.

What environmental measures are in place to minimise impacts to the environment such as dust, noise and vibration?

Queen’s Wharf Brisbane will be a world-class environmentally-sustainable precinct that is built to a six-star Green Star Communities Rating. The precinct will showcase and maximise energy efficiencies and water conservation. Dust, noise and vibration management will be monitored and controlled in accordance with relevant requirements, as per other large scale projects within Brisbane’s CBD.

For more visit our Environment page.

What are the impacts to pedestrians during construction?

The route for pedestrians may change depending on construction. On 1 January 2017, pedestrian access along William Street will close between Stephens Lane and Margaret Street, and the west side of George Street (between Charlotte and Margaret Streets). Pedestrian traffic will be directed to the east side of George Street for this section of the road. Bus stop 108 outside Harris Terrace will remain active for afternoon services.

What buildings are being demolished to make way for the development?

Three non-heritage buildings will be demolished to make way for the development. They are:

  • 80 George Street
  • 100 George Street and annex
  • the Neville Bonner building at 75 William Street.