Brisbane’s $3 billion facelift begins. William Street will close for six years from Sunday, January 1, as work begins to completely transform inner-city Brisbane between George and William streets and let the city’s new $3 billion casino and resort complex get under way. Star Entertainment and its venture partners make up the Destination Brisbane Consortium, which won the right in 2015 to build the multibillion entertainment precinct near 1 William Street. The overall concept is called the Queens Wharf development and pays tribute to the birthplace of the original penal settlement of Brisbane.
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With Melbourne recently named the world’s most liveable city for the sixth year in a row, Brisbane has its own vision of becoming a global city by 2022.
For more than 25 years Maha Sinnathamby has been carefully piecing together his multi-billion dollar Springfield vision and today he celebrated yet again by adding another vital piece to his complex jigsaw. Following on the heels of the openings of the Mater Hospital, the second stage of Orion Shopping Centre, the Orion Lagoon and USQ stage two he welcomed the Dusit Thani five star resort. The $700 million project has been on the drawing board for more than three years. The first of three stages will be built at the entrance to the Brookwater Golf Club and along the 10th fairway and it’s predicted the resort will welcome its first international tourists by March 2018. Click here to read further
Interactive: Brisbane’s skyline to be transformed in 2022
Massive growth in Brisbane’s CBD, brought on by major developments across the city, is set to almost completely transform the Queensland capital by 2022. Brisbane Lord Mayor has described the year as a “game-changer” for the city, with a string of major projects set to be delivered in six years’ time. Given the scale of the projects, it was clear that (barring any unforeseen construction difficulties) Brisbane in 2022 would be a very different city to the one seen today.
More than $10 billion worth of major projects were due to be completed in 2022, including the Queens Wharf casino and entertainment complex, the Howard Smith Wharves redevelopment and the Brisbane Quarter on the site of the old Supreme Court building. Click here to read full article
A new IGA store was officially opened by league legend Darren Lockyer in Augustine Heights, which will see 30 Ipswich locals employed. Click here to read further