Work on the Queen’s Wharf Neville Bonner pedestrian bridge in Brisbane is progressing, with the decking now more than 30 per cent complete.
The bridge will run diagonally across the Brisbane River and will provide connections to the South Bank. It will span 322 metres across the river.
The Neville Bonner Bridge is named after Australia’s first Indigenous parliamentarian, to commemorate his service to Australia.
Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development Steven Miles inspected the progress of the bridge yesterday.
“The Neville Bonner Pedestrian Bridge will provide a vital link connecting, what will be, two of Brisbane’s busiest social and entertainment precincts, in South Bank and Queen’s Wharf,” he said. “Reaching 30 per cent completion on the bridge decking is a terrific milestone and tangible recognition for those working hard to deliver this infrastructure for Queensland.”
He added that the $3.6 billion Queen’s Wharf Brisbane development will provide employment opportunities for Queensland workers.
“We now have 1000 workers on site, delivering the $3.6 billion project, with that workforce expected to grow by a more than 500 workers over the next six months.”
“Once fully completed, the precinct will employ over 8,000 workers, as it welcomes around 1.4 million visitors a year.”
The development project will provide a boost for Queensland infrastructure, as the region prepares to host the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Destination Brisbane Consortium Project Director Simon Crooks said the bridge was progressing on track.
“It’s certainly exciting to see it take shape, knowing it will be a feature piece of the spectacular entertainment precinct that will be Queen’s Wharf Brisbane,” he said.
Queen’s Wharf Brisbane is being delivered by Destination Brisbane Consortium, a joint venture between The Star Entertainment Group, and Hong Kong-based Chow Tai Fook Enterprises and Far East Consortium.
The Queen’s Wharf development will become Queensland’s largest private sector redevelopment and will cover 20 per cent of Brisbane’s entire CBD.
The development is expected to be open in the first half of 2023.