Queen’s Wharf Update: Construction Underway for Waterline Park

Brisbane is one step closer to having a new world-class entertainment precinct, with the major components of the Queen’s Wharf construction now getting started.

Top-tier contractor Multiplex has begun work for the building of Waterline Park and the Goodwill Extension area upgrade.

Multiplex won the contract for the development of the resort component of Queen’s Wharf. They will develop the main integrated resort’s facade, tower structures, 100-m sky deck, and a five-level basement car park.

The Brisbane CBD-based contractor will also work on the revamping of the 500-m stretch of the Bicentennial Bikeway from the Goodwill Bridge to the area behind William Street.

With the bikeway path construction and landscaping works being undertaken, a number of alignment changes should be done between 26 March and 31 May 2019. Reopening of the Bikeway is anticipated in late 2019.

Like the Bikeway upgrade, the Waterline Park construction is  expected to be completed by late-2019.

For construction notices detailing any work occurring outside the site boundary or outside normal hours, check out the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane Construction Page.

About the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane

Concept image of Queen’s Wharf sky deck view (Photo Credit: Queen’s Wharf Brisbane)

The $3.6 billion integrated resort development hopes to put Brisbane on the map as a tourism, leisure and entertainment destination.

As Queensland’s largest private single development, Queen’s Wharf is expected to bring in around 2,000 jobs during peak construction. Once operational, this resort is anticipated to create more than 8,000 job opportunities for Queenslanders.

It is being developed by Destination Brisbane Consortium, in partnership with The Star Entertainment Group, Far East Consortium, and Chow Tai Fook Enterprises.

In April 2019, Destination Brisbane Consortium buried a time capsule in the Waterline Park. It has various items that will be stored safely, until the time of revel in 30 years.

“We have deliberately chosen for this capsule to only be buried for 30 years so that many of the people who have contributed can hopefully still be here for when it is unveiled and they can reflect back on this event and reminisce about their contribution,” Project Director for the Consortium, Simon Crooks said.

Brisbane’s Newest Riverside Public Space Now Underway

As part of the $3.6 billion Queen’s Wharf Brisbane development, work has started on the construction of Brisbane’s newest riverside public space. The project will transform the riverfront opposite South Bank.

Two barges are used to construct a 450-metre above-water pedestrian Mangrove Walk as well as a new public recreational area called Waterline Park.

Credit: Queen’s Wharf Brisbane/Facebook

Moreover, the underside of the Riverside Expressway is also getting an exciting mural makeover.

Work in Progress

Photo of the site from high up 1 William Street. Photo credit: Queen’s Wharf Brisbane/Facebook

According to Destination Brisbane Consortium Project Director Simon Crooks, the start of public realm works will significantly provide a highly visible series of activities along the riverfront.

“The first works will be to construct temporary river-based work platforms and prune the existing mangroves before we start to build the walkway,” Mr Crooks said.

“The Mangrove Walk will provide an alternative path from the Botanic Gardens to Queen’s Wharf, with interpretative heritage, integrated story-telling elements and additional mangrove plantings and a rejuvenation program in the area,” he added.

Credit: Queen’s Wharf Brisbane/Facebook

The river’s edge construction works will occur over the next 12 months to ensure that the Mangrove Walk and Waterline Park will be open in the second half of 2019.

“These will provide new public areas to enjoy along the riverfront long before the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane development is expected to commence opening in 2022,” Mr Crooks said.

There is also an ongoing work in the Bicentennial Bikeway. It involves the upgrade of the first section of the bikeway to a dedicated 3-metre-wide bike path and the 2-metre-wide pedestrian path between the Goodwill Bridge and 1 William Street.

The bikeway section from the Goodwill Bridge to the back of 1 William Street will be closed for 12 months due to upgrades. Photo credit: Queen’s Wharf Brisbane/Facebook

Furthermore, upgrades will continue to the bikeway across the full one-kilometre length of the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane development.

Riverside Expressway Artworks

Destination Brisbane Consortium had appointed an independent panel of Queensland art community representatives to select artwork to feature throughout the precinct’s public spaces.

Photo credit: queenswharfbrisbane.com.au

The panel has already selected the first art piece for the development. In fact, the colourful mural is currently being applied to the underside of the Riverside Expressway.

“Our panel chose the mural because it uses sub-tropical Queensland colours to portray the tidal changes of the Brisbane River, in a piece designed by Australian artist Alice Lang,” Mr Crooks said.

In addition, the panel will announce more artworks for the public space after their selection process.

Brisbane’s Newest Riverside Public Space

Waterline Park:

  • a 4,000m2 inner-city park that will enable a variety of recreational uses including:
    • outdoor exercise equipment
    • outdoor table tennis tables
    • shaded seating areas
    • grassed areas
    • subtropical landscaping

Mangrove Walk:

  • a 450m walkway from the Botanic Gardens to Queen’s Wharf Brisbane
  • the walkway will require 102 piles to enable construction of a pavilion, rest areas and crossovers. The piles will also support a cantilevered bikeway upgrade where original sections are too narrow to accommodate the 3-metre bikeway and separated 2-metre-wide pedestrian path.
  • 1,300 tonnes of reinforced concrete will be used to construct the walkway, a pavilion, and five rest areas
  • 83 pieces of concrete panels and girders will be pre-cast and sections transported by barge from Murrarie for installation
  • the walkway will feature:
    • an Indigenous message trail
    • an exploratory trail with educational installations and interpretive signage
    • a series of landings and lookouts with shaded seating nooks to enjoy the view
    • an elevated pavilion with views along Brisbane River
    • a launching facility for small non-motorised crafts such as kayaks and canoes

The new riverside public spaces will certainly transform tourism experience in the City. To learn more about the development, visit the official website of Queen’s Wharf Brisbane. You may also check their Facebook page for updates.

Public Consultation Now Open for Queen’s Wharf Brisbane

The public is encouraged to provide feedback on the historic Queen’s Wharf Brisbane development after being lodged with Economic Development Queensland.

Photo credit: queenswharfbrisbane.com.au

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is encouraging everyone in Queensland to have their say on what she describes as a game-changing urban renewal development.

The public consultation will be open for six weeks until 19 October 2017.

World-Class Development

Queen’s Wharf Brisbane promises to be a world-class entertainment and lifestyle precinct.

Once built, it will reinvigorate the North Bank with new public and open spaces. It will feature some 50 new bars and restaurants. More than 8,000 jobs are projected to be generated once Queen’s Wharf becomes operational.

Photo credit: queenswharfbrisbane.com.au

The $3-billion integrated resort development is envisioned to be the destination that will showcase the essence of Queensland. Queen’s Wharf will be reviving Brisbane’s forgotten heritage buildings and will feature some iconic landmark architecture.

Photo credit: queenswharfbrisbane.com.au

More than a million new visitors are expected to come to Brisbane to enjoy the amenities of the entertainment and lifestyle precinct. The development covers more than 26 hectares across land and water.

Queen’s Wharf Brisbane is expected to be completed in 2022.

Public Feedback

Anyone can send feedback on the project via email or post.

Post: Economic Development Queensland
Development Assessment
PO Box 15009
City East QLD 4002
Email: pdadevelopmentassessment@dilgp.qld.gov.au


View the Plan of Development application at the EDQ’s website at www.dilgp.qld.gov.au/pda-da-applications. Search for DEV2017/846 to access documents related to the development application.

Get general information and news about Queen’s Wharf Brisbane here.