Queen’s Wharf Brisbane: A $3.6 Billion Transformation of Australia

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The Queen’s Wharf Brisbane development plan is a large-scale initiative intended to redefine Brisbane’s CBD and its waterfront.

Location and Scope

Queen’s Wharf Brisbane takes up 12. 2 hectares of the site situated between the Brisbane River and George Street, bounded by Alice Street and Queen Street. This comprises an integrated resort, featuring luxury hotels, residences, restaurants and shops, and huge pedestrian and landscape areas.

Construction Cost

The overall cost of the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane development project is about $3. 6 billion. This large investment proves the large scale of the project and the expected outcome for the economic and spatial structure of Brisbane.


The construction began in 2019 and the main resorts are planned to be opened in stages from August 2024. Some of the major milestones that are expected to be accomplished include the Sky Deck and the large green areas within a span of three years to the end of the year 2023.

Queen’s Wharf is another spectacular project that will boast a 100-meter Sky Deck that will have  view of Brisbane. It is a famous piazza that unites several of the project’s buildings, and all of them are planned to be attractive and inviting.

The development will include four new high-end hotel units, all of which will offer luxury accommodation to the visiting tourists and residents. Such hotels include The Star Grand, Dorsett, and Rosewood hotels among others.

New foods will be introduced in over 50 bars and restaurants at Queen’s Wharf led by some of the world’s most renowned chefs and food and beverage providers. It will also be comprised of luxury retail shops making Brisbane even more appealing for shopping enthusiasts.

A third of the overall development is attributed to the public infrastructure which encompasses conservation of original structures. These areas will merge historic features with modernist aesthetics and will be used for cultural and leisure purposes of the population.

Economic and Social Impact

In this regard, the project is estimated to generate roughly about one million visitors. About 4 million visitors annually and this will greatly enhance visitors’ flow to local areas. This will be advantageous since there will be increased business in the area, and there will be many employment opportunities for the residents.

Queen’s Wharf has potential beyond purely economic benefits, which would improve the quality of life of Brisbane citizens. Green space area, playground, recreation area, and pedestrian access have been incorporated and expanded, especially the availability of the new Neville Bonner Bridge making it easier to access South Bank from CBD.

With the completion of Queen’s Wharf Brisbane eventually around the corner, this project is well on its way to being one of Brisbane’s most prominent developments. This is also one of the newer urban developments in Australia, which is listed as capable of providing luxury and sophistication in the locality with cultural trappings of local community amenities.

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