Queen’s Wharf works wrap up for 2023

From Destination Brisbane Consortium Project Director Simon Crooks:

Queen’s Wharf now soars high above Brisbane’s CBD with the completion of the Sky Deck structure and topping out of Tower 1 – the future home to the Dorsett and Rosewood hotels. The design created to capture attention, transform an underutilised area of Brisbane, and showcase the best of our river city is coming to fruition. It’s hard not to be in awe of the prominent curve of The Star Brisbane’s front two towers, and the Queen’s Wharf Residences tower rising to its peak of 240m in the background.

This year we also provided a glimpse of the vast array of experiences that will welcome guests come 2024, including a first look at The Star Grand hotel rooms, the launch of bookings for The Star Brisbane’s Event Centre, as well as the first venues to be announced as part of The Star’s culinary and entertainment line-up including: Luke Nguyen’s Fat Noodle, Aloria, Babblers and Cicada Blu on Sky Deck, a brand new Sports Bar, and the first of our The Terrace restaurants, Cucina Regina.

Below the glistening new towers, 7.5 hectares of public space is turning green as the planting of 2,000 trees and more than 60,000 plants take hold awaiting the enjoyment of their first guests. The pedestrian Neville Bonner Bridge now gracefully connects Queensland’s most popular tourist destination South Bank to the CBD via the restaurant level at The Star Brisbane. We look forward to opening this amazing piece of connectivity infrastructure with the main resort.

Queen’s Wharf is not only changing the physical attributes of Brisbane but from the conversations I have observed, it is changing how residents perceive their city and how we are viewed interstate and internationally. 2024 will be an exciting year for Brisbane and the Consortium cannot wait to see how Brisbane residents interact with and enjoy their new precinct.

Thank you to all of those involved in bringing this transformative development to life and for the continued support of the community as we work to deliver a lasting legacy for Brisbane.

Simon Crooks


Queen’s Wharf 2023 Multiplex Wrap Up + Update

The year is ending on a high with Queen’s Wharf works wrapping up for 2023.

Queen’s Wharf is climbing towards a strong finish with millions of hours worked on-site since Multiplex commenced in July 2019. The development structures are now near completion, making way for the final fit-out and finishes to continue into 2024.

The only integrated resort development currently being built in the world – with four tower structures filling the skyline, the iconic Sky Deck, a raft of new dining and retail options, restoration of heritage buildings plus thousands of plants and hundreds of trees to feature in a major landscaping project.

Multiplex Construction Manager Rick Woodford said reflecting on the year the site’s transformation has been considerable.

“In 2023 we have seen so many elements of the development come to life- the iconic Sky deck, heritage buildings being restored, Miller Park upgraded, the Finger Wharves completed and 7.5 hectares of green spaces for everyone to enjoy, just to name a few.”

“The installation of the Sky Deck was the most significant milestone this year, with the 100-metre platform installed between Queen’s Wharf Residences, The Star Grand hotel and the Dorsett and Rosewood hotel tower,” Rick Woodford said.

“With the podium, basement and the four tower structures completed, tower cranes are now starting to be removed, which is another milestone for the project. This allows for the structure to round out while fit-out and finishes trades continue to ramp up.

The injection of the green spaces represents another significant milestone in the development in the delivery of the public space that a projected 1.4 million visitors to Queen’s Wharf each year will enjoy. 

The current exclusion zone on Margaret Street between William and George Street will remain as is over the Christmas period. Once the site resumes in 2024 the works to realign Margaret Street are expected to take place. Once complete, all four lanes will reopen on Margaret Street, and these will be reconfigured with line marking and new signage. The give way sign will be removed for motorists exiting Gardens Point Road and road users will no longer need to give way to vehicles exiting the Riverside Expressway off-ramps. The dedicated lane from Gardens Point Road onto Margaret Street will be reinstated. As part of these works the southbound Margaret Street off-ramp will also revert to its previous state.

Queen’s Wharf Brisbane will transform the CBD with four future luxury hotels, more than 50 new bars and restaurants, luxury retail, up to 2,000 residential apartments and more than 12 football fields of public space including stunning artworks and restored heritage buildings.

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.