On top of world: Sky Deck to take CBD and economy to new heights

Deputy Premier, Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister Assisting the Premier on Olympic and Paralympic Games Infrastructure The Honourable Dr Steven Miles

Today’s first look from the jewel of Queen’s Wharf Brisbane is set to send interest soaring in the $3.6 billion precinct that will unlock a wealth of economic opportunities for Queensland.

The Sky Deck is poised to become a tourist magnet as the centrepiece of the world-class Queen’s Wharf Brisbane development taking shape in the heart of the Brisbane CBD.

The massive Queen’s Wharf Brisbane project is delivering 2,000 jobs during peak construction and 8,000 jobs in total including through the supply chain and hospitality once open.

The Sky Deck will include a restaurant, bar and events space. There will also be a glass floor viewing platform at the mid-way mark.

Work is powering ahead on site, with the Sky Deck’s second bridge soon to be lifted into place.

Once open, it will offer a vantage point 100 metres above the Brisbane River for up to 1,500 people to enjoy stunning views of the city year-round.

The Queen’s Wharf Brisbane redevelopment area is state-owned land located between the Brisbane River and George Street and between Alice and Queen streets.

Covering more than 12 hectares of CBD land, the area will feature about 50 new bars, cafes and restaurants, a casino, four world-class hotels, luxury retailers, about 1,500 residential apartments, repurposed heritage buildings, green spaces and the Neville Bonner Bridge.

The development is expected to open in late 2023.

Yesterday the Palaszczuk Government unveiled plans to expand the Woolloongabba Priority Development Area (PDA) connecting the new Stadium, Cross River Rail and the Brisbane Metro with a walkable connection to South Bank and Brisbane CBD via Brisbane City Council’s new green bridge.

Quotes attributable to Deputy Premier Steven Miles:

“The sky’s the limit for Queensland – and this magnificent attraction will showcase that to the world in the lead-up to Brisbane 2032 and beyond,” Mr Miles said.

“The Sky Deck will be a magnet for the estimated 1.4 million international, interstate and local visitors to the city each year.

“Not only is it supporting thousands of good jobs during construction, it will support more jobs in hospitality and the supply chain.

“The world-class precinct will change the face of Brisbane, connect the city and attract new visitors and investment, all while celebrating and preserving the city’s heritage.

“The 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games will change Brisbane the way Expo 88 did.

“We’re expanding the Woolloongabba PDA and redeveloping the Gabba Stadium that will provide a link from the Gabba to South Bank and to the City and Queen’s Wharf.

“I can’t wait to see this game-changing precinct open and take Brisbane to the next level and I can’t wait to see the world come here for the Games and see what Queens Wharf has to offer.”

Quotes attributable to Member for McConnel Grace Grace:

“The Sky Deck will become a Brisbane icon as the world’s eyes turn to the River City.

“Brisbane is already one of the best places in the world to live and work, and in the lead up to 2032 all eyes will be on our iconic city.

“They Sky Deck will be a major draw card, and the perfect place to take it all in and enjoy what Brisbane has to offer.

“Queens Wharf will transform Brisbane, with the precinct set to be the place to be when it opens.

“The Palaszczuk Government is proudly working with Destination Brisbane Consortium to deliver jobs in construction and in hospitality.”

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