Thursday, 3 April 2014

QLD Queen’s Wharf Brisbane monthly update

Queen’s Wharf Brisbane monthly update


Welcome to the first Queen’s Wharf Brisbane monthly update. We intend to keep you informed on a regular basis about the progress of the project and project based activities in the precinct. 
New name announced 
The Government Precinct Redevelopment (GPR) has been renamed to Queen’s Wharf Brisbane to better reflect the history of the area. The new name was selected due to community feedback that showed how important the heritage of the area is to the public. 
On 21 November an announcement was made that the name ‘government precinct’ did not accurately convey the importance of the area and the government’s vision for a major new integrated resort development and high quality public spaces. 
The redevelopment presents an opportunity for a new precinct at Brisbane’s heart with diverse architecture and activities, new and renewed public spaces, improved use of protected heritage buildings and improved access to the Brisbane River from the city centre. 


 Expressions of Interest 
The government is seeking an integrated development with a mix of new uses such as six star hotels, retail, restaurant and entertainment zones, theatre and convention facilities and new open spaces. 
The government will be offering a casino licence to industry as part of an integrated development as part of this process. New Station for George Street 
A new George Street station is proposed as part of the government’s new Underground Bus and Train project which will service Queen’s Wharf Brisbane. 
On 17 November Premier Campbell Newman announced the Underground Bus and Train project, one of the most innovative public transport solutions in the world. The Underground Bus and Train project is a five kilometre, double-decked tunnel for buses and trains beneath the Brisbane River and Brisbane’s central business district (CBD). 
Further information on the project can be found at www.tmr.qld.gov.au/ubat or email ubat@tmr.qld.gov.au 
Conceptual image of the proposed underground station at George Street.

Location 
The redevelopment area is state owned land, generally located between the Brisbane River and George Street and between Alice and Queen Streets. The area contains significant heritage buildings, a number of under-utilised government buildings, as well as neglected riverfront land under and adjacent to the Riverside Expressway. 




Timeline Date 
Action 
December 2013 
Registration of Interest (ROI) commences 
January 2014 
Expression of Interest (EOI) documents released to registered parties 
Mid 2014 
Government to request detailed proposals from shortlisted proponents 
Early 2015 
Announcement of successful proponent 
2017 
Construction commencement anticipated