Construction of the new Queen’s Wharf Precinct has begun, with the largest city-based excavation occurring earlier this month, breaking ground for the new $3bn world-class development.
Set to revolutionise the Brisbane streetscape, the Queen’s Wharf project is expected to generate in excess of 2,000 construction jobs and 8,000 permanent on-going jobs upon completion in 2022. 50 new bars restaurants & cafes along with 12 football fields of public space will also be introduced. This, along with the opening of the second Brisbane airport runway will raise additional visitors to Brisbane by 1.39m annually.
Basement excavation works are expected to continue for approximately 18 months and will include piling, construction of a diaphragm wall (on the river side of the development) and excavation of around 450,000m3 of soil. Work will also shortly begin on the construction of Waterline Park and the Goodwill Bridge extension area, including the Mangrove Walk and upgrades to the Bi-Centennial Bikeway.