How Shutdown is Helping $3.6b Queen’s Wharf Development

How Shutdown is Helping $3.6b Queen’s Wharf Development

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The coronavirus crisis is having a major impact on the Queensland construction sector, but the current shutdown has a silver lining for the state’s largest tourism project in Brisbane’s CBD.

ONE of Queensland’s biggest developments has been helped along with a relaxation of the heavy vehicle lock out period during COVID-19.

Heavy vehicles working on the $3.6 billion Queen’s Wharf Development Priority Development Area will now be able to enter and exit between 7.30am to 9am during the morning peak and 4pm and 6.30pm during the afternoon peak, state development minister Cameron Dick said.

The Queen’s Wharf development in Brisbane CBD. Picture: AAP/David Clark
The Queen’s Wharf development in Brisbane CBD. Picture: AAP/David Clark

“The relaxation of the lock out periods for the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane project continues our commitment in driving economic development and support construction activity in a safe and efficient manner.

“In normal circumstances the heavy vehicle lock out periods are an important way to manage peak period traffic in and out of the CBD. However, in these unprecedented times and with a significant reduction in CBD peak period traffic, I have lifted the heavy vehicle lock out period.

“The relaxation of these lock out periods will help keep this city-changing project moving along.”

The first stage of a $3.6 billion project in Brisbane’s CBD has been delivered, with new bikeway, parks and walkways open to the public.
 

Destination Brisbane Consortium project director Simon Crooks said being allowed truck movements to and from the site for an extra four hours a day will allow us to get more work done and be more efficient and productive.

“We are working hard to continue to deliver Queen’s Wharf Brisbane and this decision will greatly assist us to make sure we can keep this development on track,” Mr Crooks said.

The relaxation of the lock out periods for the PDA is in line with Brisbane City Council’s CBD lock out periods and will remain in place until further notice.

The Queensland Fightback series, in partnership with State Development, is celebrating the way companies are innovating in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to help their fellow Queenslanders.

Source: The Courier Mail