Heavy vehicle restrictions eased
Delivery of materials needed on site at Queen’s Wharf Brisbane has been made easier thanks to the relaxation of heavy vehicle lock-out periods in the Brisbane CBD during COVID-19 restrictions.
The Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, Cameron Dick, announced a relaxation of the heavy vehicle lock-out period for the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane Priority Development Area in line with Brisbane City Council’s CBD lock-out period reduction.
It means vehicles greater than 12.5 metres in length are now able to enter and exit the site between 7.30am and 9am during the morning peak and from 4pm to 6.30pm in the afternoon peak.
“In normal circumstances the heavy vehicle lock-out periods are an important way to manage peak period traffic in and out of the CBD. However, in these unprecedented times and with a significant reduction in CBD peak period traffic, I have lifted the heavy vehicle lock-out period,” said Mr Dick.
“The relaxation of these lock-out periods will help keep this city-changing project moving along,” he said.
Destination Brisbane Consortium, developer for the $3.6 billion Queen’s Wharf Brisbane integrated resort development, welcomed the decision.
Project Director Simon Crooks said being allowed truck movements to and from the site for an extra four hours a day would allow more efficient and productive work to be done.
“We are working hard to continue to deliver Queen’s Wharf Brisbane and this decision has assisted us to make sure we can keep this development on track,” he said.
The eased lock-out period condition will continue until further notice.