Frequently asked questions

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  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

Queen’s Wharf Brisbane general information

Who is the developer for Queen’s Wharf Brisbane?

Destination Brisbane Consortium is the developer for Queen’s Wharf Brisbane. Destination Brisbane Consortium is a joint venture between The Star Entertainment Group, and Hong Kong-based Chow Tai Fook Enterprises and Far East Consortium.

Our consortium brings together a powerhouse of Australian and global experience in property and hotel development, consumer and retail markets, entertainment and hospitality.

For more visit our Partners page

Has the development been approved by government?

Yes. In December 2017 Economic Development Queensland approved the Destination Brisbane Consortium Queen’s Wharf Brisbane Plan of Development.

Destination Brisbane Consortium satisfied the approval requirements with the Queensland Government in February 2018, enabling the consortium to progress detailed design and award contracts for future work.

Destination Brisbane Consortium and its contractors have approval to progress subject to Queensland Government compliance assessments. These assessments will be required for all work packages.

Economic Development Queensland will continue to govern the project through all stages of its development.

What is the project timeline?

In November 2015 the Queensland Government officially appointed Destination Brisbane Consortium as the proponent to deliver Queen’s Wharf Brisbane.

In January 2017 demolition of the non-heritage buildings commenced.

In early 2018, the excavation and shoring work began.

In mid-2018 commencement on Waterline Park and the Bicentennial Bikeway upgrade.

In mid-2019 the main integrated resort development contact will be awarded.

By 2022 the core of the development is expected to open, and then the consortium will begin the conversion of the existing Treasury Hotel and Casino into a The Ritz-Carlton and high end retail store. This is expected to open in 2024.

Timing for the residential towers has not yet been confirmed but will be after the core of the development

What is Queen’s Wharf Brisbane?

Queen’s Wharf Brisbane is an integrated resort development which will transform our city with a diverse mix of new riverfront space; high quality dining options to suit every taste and budget; exciting nightlife and entertainment; local and international retail brands; and world-class five and six-star hotels. The project will revitalise a tired and underutilised part of the city, which has been neglected for decades.

Located in the CBD, the $3.6 billion development will feature iconic contemporary architecture alongside beautifully restored heritage buildings, and provide locals and tourists with more than 12 football fields of public space to enjoy. It will strengthen our reputation as an international tourism, leisure and entertainment destination.

The development will also help better connect our city with a new pedestrian bridge to South Bank, and pedestrian access created underneath Elizabeth Street and Queens Gardens.

How can I stay informed and updated on the development?

Destination Brisbane Consortium will continue to engage and provide information to the local community, businesses and work with governments. In the meantime, we encourage people to stay up-to-date through a variety of ways:

How much will the development cost?

The total investment will be more than $3.6 billion. The development of Queen’s Wharf Brisbane will include:

  • An iconic world-class integrated resort and entertainment precinct with more than 1000 premium hotel rooms (across five hotels) and a feature Sky Deck with spectacular views from a height of more than 100 metres.
  • A residential precinct of approximately 2000 apartments.
  • Public infrastructure including a pedestrian bridge, development of public space along Brisbane’s riverfront and repurposed heritage buildings.

What are some of the beneficial economic impacts to be driven by the development?

Queen’s Wharf Brisbane will deliver transformational impacts on Queensland jobs, training and tourism. Some key impacts include:

  • Creation of around 2000 jobs during the peak construction period.
  • Creation of more than 8000 jobs in Queensland once fully operational.
  • Projected 1.39 million additional tourists per annum.
  • Projected $1.69 billion annual increase in Queensland tourism spend.
  • $4 billion projected boost to Gross State Product.
  • Additional training and apprenticeship opportunities through the Queensland Hotel & Hospitality School, a landmark partnership established in 2015 between The Star Entertainment Group and TAFE Queensland. For more visit tafebrisbane.edu.au/qhhs or tafeqld.edu.au
  • The relocation of The Star Entertainment Group’s corporate office from Sydney to Queensland.

Where will the new integrated resort development be located?

The development will cover more than 26 hectares of state-owned and currently underutilised land and waterfront in the CBD of Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, Australia. The area extends 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.

What tourism opportunities are expected to be generated from the development?

Queen’s Wharf Brisbane positions Brisbane as an international tourism destination that attracts visitors and investment to Brisbane and greater Queensland. The tourism demand forecasting and research undertaken by Destination Brisbane Consortium indicates that the actual facilities and attractions the consortium is proposing will generate a projected 1.39 million additional tourists per annum. Lead consortium partner, The Star Entertainment Group, along with its strategic consortium partners, also provide considerable and complementary hospitality and tourism development opportunities.