Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones has today revealed a third tower crane would soon tower over the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane site.
The first of the site’s tower cranes started operating in late June.
Ms Jones said the third crane would go up over the weekend but by Christmas there could be as many as 10 tower cranes on site.
“This just means more jobs for construction workers in the heart of Brisbane,” she said.
“Already we’ve got hundreds of workers on site. But as we see activity ramping up, the contractor will be on the lookout for more and more staff.”
During its peak construction phase, Queen’s Wharf will employ more than 2000 construction workers.
Once it’s up and running with 50 new restaurants and a world-class retail precinct, the precinct will support more than 8000 local jobs.
“After two-and-a-half years of demolition, construction has now begun – it’s an exciting time for Brisbane,” Ms Jones said.
“The tower cranes will be used to build the three integrated resort towers, first residential tower, podium level and greatly anticipated Sky Deck which will sit 108 metres metres above the river.”
“It will be toward the end of 2020 that we’ll see construction works reach the George Street level with the first stage of the IRD (integrated resort development) ready for completion in late-2022.”
The contract to build Brisbane’s new inner-city Neville Bonner Bridge pedestrian bridge from Queen’s Wharf to South Brisbane will soon be released.
Around 100 workers will build the bridge – named in honour of Australia’s first Indigenous parliamentarian.