Two redevelopment projects to create jobs and transform Brisbane

Monica Gameng   |   January 9, 2021
Waterfront Brisbane development (cr: Brisbane Times)

Two significant redevelopment projects in Brisbane – with a combined worth of almost $3 billion – have marked new milestones last month and these projects are now a step closer to transforming Brisbane City. 

Mirvac’s proposed $670 million redevelopment project of 200 Turbot Street is one of the projects and it has been given a conditional agreement that takes it closer to becoming a reality. 

“Queensland is getting on with our economic recovery by supporting job-generating projects. 

“Redevelopment of the site is conditional on Mirvac securing arrangements that will ensure the site becomes a vital part of Queensland’s commercial sector and stimulates construction activity,” Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development Steven Miles said. 

The redevelopment of 200 Turbot Street is expected to support up to 360 jobs annually over a three-year construction period. 

The project site was previously leased to The University of Queensland Dental School – which has now been relocated to Herston as the UQ Oral Health Centre. 

The site’s redevelopment could also open an opportunity for the renewal of the neighbouring heritage-listed former Brisbane Dental Hospital at 168 Turbot Street. 

2-49-1-e1608994366120Project site (source: Your Neighbourhood)

“200 Turbot offers the exciting potential to deliver a premium office development for Brisbane. 

“We look forward to working with the Queensland Government, Brisbane City Council and our future occupants to co-create a next generation workplace that responds to the needs of a post COVID-19 workforce and enhances the Brisbane CBD,” Mirvac Chief Investment Officer Brett Draffen said. 

The second transformative project is Dexus’ $2.1 billion Waterfront Brisbane development at the Eagle Street Pier and Waterfront Place precinct, which has been granted development approval from the Brisbane City Council. 

“The government has been working with Dexus and this is a major step, for a major project, potentially creating thousands of jobs and reinvigorating the key section of the city’s much-loved riverside. 

“We’re delighted that Dexus remains committed to progressing this major project in what has been a difficult time for many businesses,” Minister Miles said. 

waterfront-brisbane-projectArtist impression of Waterfront Brisbane (source: Dexus - Waterfront Brisbane)

The approved design of Waterfront Brisbane will include: 

  • Two new towers 
  • Enhanced retail offering 
  • Substantial improvements to the riverwalk 
  • Large public plazas opening on to the river 
  • A widening of the riverwalk to at least six metres for the full length of the site 
  • Ramping to allow cyclists ease of access to street level 

Construction on the Waterfront Brisbane development is anticipated to commence in 2022, with the first tower due for completion in 2026. 

This multi-billion-dollar project is expected to create over 1,000 constructions jobs over the next 10 years and a further 900 operational support jobs once completed. 

Source: Queensland Government – Media Statements; Dexus – Waterfront Brisbane; Your Neighbourhood; Brisbane Times; The Urban Developer 

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Monica Gameng
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