QLD Government approves Queen’s Wharf Brisbane PDA development scheme

Monica Gameng   |   February 1, 2016

Queensland’s Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning, Jackie Trad, confirmed yesterday that the QLD Government has formally adopted the development scheme for the renewal of the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane Priority Development area. This redevelopment project will set Brisbane to see a massive increase in jobs.

“The $3 billion Queen's Wharf Brisbane Integrated Resort Development will deliver a world-class tourism, leisure and entertainment precinct for Queensland.”

Trad announced that the Queensland Government developed the scheme to support up to 2,000 jobs throughout construction as well as 8,000 ongoing jobs.

“This development will transform and rejuvenate the under-utilised south-western edge of the Brisbane CBD, attract significant investment to the city and most importantly, create jobs for Queensland families.” – Ms. Jackie Trad

The development scheme for the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane PDA will provide the planning framework to be used for the assessment of the Destination Brisbane Consortium proposal.

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The Brisbane community, residents, and business operators were asked to view the proposed redevelopment plan. 37 written submissions for changes in the plan were submitted. Amendments to the plan were made to resolve the issues raised by the submissions.

“Public submissions to the development scheme supported the area redevelopment, the Government’s commitment to sub-tropical design and heritage protection and the delivery of improvements to the pedestrian and cycling network in the Priority Development Area.” - Ms. Jackie Trad

On the 28th November 2014, Queen’s Wharf Brisbane was declared a Priority Development Area in order to enable the planning and delivery of a casino included in an integrated resort development as well as other related development on the site.

Assessment of all development applications will be done alongside the proposed development scheme. A Design Advisory Panel is included on the final Development Scheme to assist in the delivery of a high-quality project which will benefit all Queenslanders and visitors.

“This part of our city is one of the most culturally and historically significant sites in Brisbane, and the Design Advisory Panel will help ensure that Queen’s Wharf is a civic landmark.” – Ms. Jackie Trad

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The Queensland Government Architect will chair the Design Advisory Panel where members will be drawn from the Queensland Urban Design and Place Panel.

For more information on the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane PDA projects, check out our previous post on the project here.

Showcasing Brisbane to locals, interstate and international visitors, this redeveloped precinct will feature improved facilities fit for everyday use as well as public events.

Initial investigation on the site will begin in 2016. Demolition and construction work is expected to start in January 2017.

This redevelopment project will open up thousands of jobs for Queenslanders. Grow your chances of winning a spot to work on this revitalisation project. Check out our free infograph below which highlights 4 tips to help you increase your chances of winning hire work.

Author's Note: Information on this post was sourced from Queensland Government Statement

Monica Gameng
As Felix's Marketing Assistant since 2015, Monica is responsible for researching and sharing new and progressing projects within the construction and mining sectors in Australia. It's no surprise that Monica has her finger on the pulse of Australian major projects given she has produced more than 1,000 posts. She truly is an industry expert.
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