Project update February 2020

Project update February 2020

  • Cross River Rail

    Cross River Rail

    • Status: On track
    • Due: 2024
    • This year will see the $5.4b project more than double in size, as 11 new worksites  open on top of the seven present ones, with 500 new workers ready to start. Demolition will be completed at Roma Street and Albert Street in the city heart, tunnelling will commence from Woolloongabba to Boggo Road while work will start at the RNA Showgrounds station, as well as station upgrades at Fairfield and Yeronga.
  • Queen's Wharf

    Queen's Wharf

    • Status: On track
    • Due: 2024
    • The $3.6b mega-resort is powering ahead. Since July, nine tower cranes, 1400 tonnes of steel, 8300 cubic metres of concrete and plenty of work hours have gone into creating the largest basement in Queensland which is emerging at the southern end of William St. As the project nears the halfway mark worker numbers will this year swell to more than 1600.
  • New airport runway

    Airport's new runway

    • Status: On track
    • Due: Mid-2020
    • More than 100,000 tonnes of asphalt and 380,000 tonnes of concrete has been used to ensure planes are ready to take off and land on the 3.3km runway when it opens later this year. Plans for a community open day and runway fun run had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and public health directives regarding public gatherings.
  • New cruise ship terminal

    New cruise ship terminal

    • Status: On track
    • Due: Late 2020
    • Works are well advanced on the wharf and terminal building and on-track for the car park areas and roads within the site. Glass installation has started on the façade of the 9300sqm, two-level terminal while fenders have been installed along the 200m long wharf – these act like ‘bumpers’ or ‘shock absorbers’ when cruise ships dock.
  • Brisbane Metro

    Brisbane Metro

    • Status: On track
    • Due: 2023
    • By the end of last year, the council and government had agreed upon the location of the station under the Cultural Centre which threatened to delay the project. Early works for South Brisbane and the Rochedale Depot have begun while council has announced that the Metro fleet will be designed and built by HESS, in partnership with Brisbane-based supplier Volgren, and electric infrastructure experts ABB.
  • Herston Quarter

    Herston Quarter

    • Status: On track
    • Due: Late 2020 (Stage 1)
    • Rising above above Herston Rd, the new 184-bed Surgical, Treatment and Rehabilitation Service (STARS) public health facility is due for completion later this year. Meanwhile road access around the precinct has been temporarily altered ahead of Stage 2 - the new 1150 space car park.
  • Brisbane Live

    Brisbane Live

    • Status: Market-led process underway
    • Due: 2024
    • In December, the State Government cleared the way for the 17,000-seat entertainment precinct above Roma Street railyards to go ahead with ASM Global expected to lead the bids to build and manage the arena. 
  • Waterfront Brisbane

    Waterfront Brisbane

    • Status: Approved
    • Due: 2030
    • The State Government has given approval for the $2.1b Waterfront Brisbane to go ahead with construction expected to begin in 2021. The project will include two commercial towers as well as new restaurants and a waterfront promenade on Eagle St.
  • Brisbane Quarter

    Brisbane Quarter

    • Status: On track
    • Due: 2021 (Final Stage)
    • With its 2310 glass panels and the tallest of three shimmering towers in the Brisbane Quarter, the 274.3m The One tower on the corner of North Quay and Adelaide St is set to welcome its first residents later this year.
  • West Village

    West Village

    • Status: On track
    • Due: 2023 (Final stage)
    • The luxurious Arcadia complex welcomed its first residents late last year while Metro Arts is the latest addition to the master crafted heritage village designed around the historic Peters Ice Cream factory. Metro Arts new premises comprises a new underground theatre and two galleries.
  • Gabba precinct

    Gabba precinct

    • Status: TBA
    • Due: TBA
    • Concepts released for the Gabba as one of the key Cross River Rail precincts, transforming the area into a vibrant mixed-use hub, linking commercial, residential and retail development with access to the iconic sports stadium.
  • QPAC


    • Status: On track
    • Due: 2022
    • The concept design, managing contractor and heritage approval have all been given the tick for the new $150m theatre. The next step is public consultation.