The Queen’s Wharf Redevelopment Project Is Underway
Work has just started on a $3.6 billion redevelopment of Brisbane’s Queen’s Wharf Precinct.
The project will revitalise over 27 hectares of space between the Goodwill Bridge and William Street, creating a major leisure area with a resort complex and casino, as well as a new pedestrian bridge connecting the CBD with South Bank.
The development is expected to open up the equivalent of 12 football fields of new space to the public within the inner city.
Pruning the local mangroves and building temporary platforms in the river to aid the development will form the first stage of the project, explained Destination Brisbane Consortium project director Simon Crooks.
“The Mangrove Walk will provide an alternative path from the Botanic Gardens to Queen’s Wharf, with interpretative heritage, integrated story-telling elements and additional mangrove plantings and a rejuvenation program in the area.”
He went on to explain that the contractor Multiplex will avoid congesting the city’s main roads with heavy vehicle traffic by using the Brisbane River as the project’s key transportation hub, with work barges already onsite and crane work planned to lift pre-constructed sections of the Mangrove Walk into place.
Working in collaboration with key figures from the local art community, Crooks has stated that bold and colourful art work will feature heavily in the redevelopment, with the thoroughfare beneath the Riverside Expressway set to be transformed with a vibrant mural.
“Our panel chose the mural because it uses sub-tropical Queensland colours to portray the tidal changes of the Brisbane River, in a piece designed by Australian artist Alice Lang.”
“We will announce further art work, and the locations where they will be installed, as selections are made.”
The project is scheduled for completion in 2022. For more information on how this may effect the Brisbane real estate market please contact our office on 07 5562 1572.