The Waterfront Precinct is a $1.4 billion transformational project proposed by Dexus Property Group. The vision is to transform Brisbane’s Eagle Street and surrounds into a leading premium business and leisure destination in the heart of the CBD.
The ambition is to revitalise Brisbane’s premier dining hub and give back the waterfront to the Brisbane community, with more green space, more dining options and 1.5 hectares of public open space.
The Waterfront Precinct proposal includes a mixed-use precinct incorporating two new towers on the existing Eagle Street Pier site, with the potential for commercial use, residential apartments, a hotel, and retail spaces.
If approved, the privately funded project could support up to 740 jobs a year during the six-year construction period.
The centre aims to boost rapid access to international markets for agricultural producers. Capitalising on Queensland's global reputation as a leader in the production and processing of quality agricultural products, this initiative seeks to catalyse the development of high-value farming and processing and grow regional job creation.
SeaLink plans to work with partners to deliver a privately-funded $56 million renewed marine precinct in Townsville. The project will incorporate a revitalised Breakwater Terminal marine precinct, a new ferry terminal and integrated transport and tourism hub. The development is planned for the southern end of the current Breakwater Terminal on Port of Townsville land within the Townsville City Waterfront Priority Development Area. SeaLink will also manufacture two new ferries in Queensland as part of the project.
The development has the potential to transform an ageing site into a thriving tourism precinct and the new ferries will boost connections between Townsville and Magnetic and Palm islands, in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
If approved, the project could commence construction in 2019-20 and is proposed to support an average of 83 jobs during its 18-month construction period.
Maryborough Fire Station
Hyne Timber proposes to design and build a new, engineered timber fire and rescue station and regional headquarters complex in Maryborough on the site of the existing facility.
The timber construction will be made up of 100% Queensland grown timber and will showcase domestically manufactured emerging and advanced engineered timber products and associated building techniques. Apprentice timber workers in the region will receive education about use of the materials. If approved, the project would support up to 35 jobs during construction.
Hyne Timber is partnering with Hutchinson Builders, architectural firm Baber Studio, and engineered timber provider Xlam. If approved, the project will commence construction in 2019.
Mount Cotton Driver Training Centre
RACQ has proposed to transform the government’s aging Mount Cotton driver training centre, located between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, into a first-class driving centre of excellence. The world-class innovation hub would be used for government, education and industry groups to research, design and test new vehicle and road safety technologies.
RACQ proposes to invest $15 million in its development.