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Major milestone: The iconic Sky Deck at Queen’s Wharf Brisbane edges closer to completion

Major milestone: The iconic Sky Deck at Queen’s Wharf Brisbane edges closer to completion


The second bridge of the iconic Sky Deck at Queen’s Wharf Brisbane has been lifted into place overnight joining the two towers adjacent Margaret Street.

The engineering feat has linked The Star Grand Hotel to the Residential Tower creating a 100metre high sky bridge over William Street.

The third, final and largest sky deck bridge link is expected to be installed in the coming months to complete the distinctive arc shape of the deck.


Destination Brisbane Consortium Project Director Simon Crooks said the complex lift was achieved safely and efficiently.

“The Sky Deck link section weighting around 220tonnes was safely lifted more than 60metres into place using four strand jacks,” Mr Crooks said.

“Months of preparation has gone into this technologically advanced lift which has now created that iconic arc shaped that the Sky Deck will be famous for.

“The third and final section will be lifted into place in the coming months in the lead up to what will be Brisbane’s most sought-after selfie spot.”


Kelvin Dodt Chief Operating Officer The Star Entertainment Group Brisbane said it’s another significant step in the progress of the $3.6 billion Queen’s Wharf Brisbane development.

“It’s the second major milestone we’ve celebrated in as many weeks.”

“Last week the Neville Bonner Bridge touched down, linking South Bank to the CBD and now our iconic Sky Deck is two thirds of the way to complete.”

“We are so proud to be delivering not only Queensland jobs but a world class tourism and entertainment hot spot that will put Brisbane on the map ahead of the 2032 Games.”


The $3.6 billion Queen’s Wharf Brisbane development is being delivered by Destination Brisbane Consortium – a joint venture led by The Star Entertainment Group alongside its Hong Kong-based partners, Chow Tai Fook Enterprises and Far East Consortium.

It is the first development in Brisbane to be awarded the coveted 6-Star Green Star Communities rating in recognition of its social, environmental, and economic sustainability designs that will benefit locals and future visitors to this world-class integrated resort development.

1.4 million additional tourists are expected to visit Brisbane each year when the development commences a staged opening in late 2023.


Sky Deck fast facts:

  • 100m above the Brisbane River
  • Views from the CBD to Moreton Bay and Mt Coot-tha
  • It will be open day and night, 365 days a year for up to 1,500 people
  • The Sky Deck comprises – a 250m long open-air rooftop with a signature restaurant, all day casual dining and a hero bar as well as a sky-high events space and a glass floor viewing platform at the mid-way mark to further enhance the incredible views.

Sky Deck construction facts:

  • Steel used to date (not including the bridge)
    • Structural steel: 7,200 tonnes
    • Reo: 15,400 tonnes
    • Story bridge has 13,400 tonnes in total
  • Concrete used to date
    • 215,000 m3 out of 220,000m3 total (or 97% of concrete has been poured for the integrated resort excluding QW Residences tower)
  • Employees onsite at present 1,700 at peak close to 2,000
  • Weight of Sky Deck structures:
    • First Sky Deck link section:150 tonnes
    • Second Sky Deck link section: 220 tonnes
    • Third Sky Deck link section: 350 tonnes


For more information:

Graham Witherspoon, Stakeholder & Communications Manager, Destination Brisbane Consortium

+61 424 435 345


Karryn Wheelans, Head of Media, The Star Entertainment Group +61 431 151 009