New $158m mega cruise ship terminal set to be built at the Port of Brisbane

Monica Gameng   |   November 14, 2018

Queensland is set to have its first dedicated mega cruise ship terminal in 2020, and its development is moving forward with the release of a new fly-through for the $158 million Brisbane International Cruise Terminal at the Port of Brisbane.

According to Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick, this new dedicated terminal will help put the region as a destination for mega cruise ships and, at the same time, attract large cruise ships to visit the port.

“The cruise ship industry is booming worldwide, and this new terminal will help secure our slice of the market by providing a dedicated facility to accommodate larger ships that are unable to dock at Portside.

“The Port of Brisbane expected the Brisbane International Cruise Terminal will generate around $5 billion in economic value to Queensland over 15 years,” Mr Dick said. 

Approximately 240 jobs annually is expected to be generated by the project through a two-year construction period as well as up to 49 operational jobs a year for the next two decades.

In addition to jobs, the new mega cruise ship terminal is also expected to create opportunities for local businesses, traders and tourism operators.

“This vital infrastructure - Queensland’s first dedicated mega cruise ship terminal - will be a fitting gateway for arriving visitors as they step on to Queensland soil and for those who can  now depart in the mega cruise ships directly from Brisbane,” Mr Dick said.

The Brisbane International Cruise Terminal is expected to set sail in 2020, and bookings have been opened for the first cruise season of that year.

“This is an exciting day as we launch the visuals of the new terminal and wharf and begin the countdown to opening in 2020.

“We are pleased to be working with the Queensland Government to be able to deliver this infrastructure, and we look forward to welcoming the many international, national and local visitors who are expected to pass through the terminal annually,” Port of Brisbane CEO Roy Cummins said.

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Source: Queensland Government; Port of Brisbane; The Urban Developer; The Sydney morning Herald; The Hotel Conversation

Monica Gameng
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