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Back 29 Apr '20

Queen’s Wharf creating new riverfront public space

The next section of Brisbane CBD public space is now taking shape out on the Brisbane River.

‘The Landing’ will become one of the city’s most significant parks and is being built out over the river’s edge beyond the Riverside expressway, stretching almost 300 metres in length and providing new recreational and event space in the CBD.

Destination Brisbane Consortium Project Director Simon Crooks said the new public space, which is being constructed along the river from behind 1 William Street to the western end of the integrated resort structure, will provide a unique spot for residents and visitors to enjoy the river and one of Brisbane’s most breathtaking views.

“Queen’s Wharf Brisbane is creating the next piece of public space for people to use and enjoy Brisbane’s beautiful weather while activating what used to be an inaccessible section of the Brisbane River”, Mr Crooks said.

“The Landing will feature garden beds, trees, terraced seating on the river’s edge and lush lawns for people to enjoy with their families, and to accommodate future public events.

“The Landing will cover 6,500m2, suspended above the water, and 50 metres out from the river’s edge at its widest point, allowing the river to naturally flow underneath.

“So far we have constructed around 3200m2 of the suspended structure, which when complete, will connect the existing Mangrove Walk to the eastern end of the structure providing a continuous river’s edge walk beyond the Riverside Expressway of more than 700metres.

“Three barges have been at operating since August 2019 installing steel piles and laying the suspended concrete platform that forms the base of the structure.

“The largest barge the Darwin, which is 80metres long, will eventually move to the other side of the Brisbane River to help with the construction of the Neville Bonner Bridge.

“The two smaller barges will also undertake work to extend and improve the existing Finger Wharves beneath the Riverside Expressway, enabling future temporary vessel berthing facilities at Queen’s Wharf Brisbane.”

The Landing will complement the first stage of public space that the Consortium opened in October 2019 that included Waterline Park, the 450metre Mangrove Walk and 500 metres of upgraded Bicentennial Bikeway.

The Landing and wharf facilities are expected to open in late-2022 as part of the entire Queen’s Wharf Brisbane development.

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.

Queen’s Wharf Brisbane will transform the CBD with four new luxury hotels, more than 50 new bars and restaurants, 2,000 residential apartments and by the time the development is expected to open in late-2022, the precinct will collectively offer more than 12 football fields of public space.

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