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The company involved in the construction of Brisbane’s Eagle Street Pier and QT Hotel on the Gold Coast will deck out the gaming, food and drink areas on two levels of the $3.6 billion Queen’s Wharf resort and casino development.
State Development Minister Kate Jones announced the contract went to Built – whose headquarters is in Sydney but which has a Queensland base in Newstead in inner-Brisbane.
“The latest contract to deliver the next major package of works has been awarded to a proud Australian construction company,” Ms Jones told Queensland Parliament on Tuesday.
“Built have been awarded the contract to fit out levels five and six of Queen’s Wharf.
“That means one thing – more jobs for local contractors, chippies, sparkies, plasterers and labourers will all work on the fitout of these entertainment areas next year.
“We’re urging anyone interested in working on the largest tourism project in Queensland’s history to keep an eye on the Queen’s Wharf website, with opportunities for subbies to come online soon.”
Built managing director Brett Mason said the company was also involved in the construction of the Sovereign VIP Gaming area at The Star Sydney.
“We’re excited to be involved in this project off the back of our successful delivery of the new Sovereign area at The Star Sydney and to bring the same high level of quality and meticulous attention to detail to Queen’s Wharf,” he said.
Destination Brisbane Consortium project director Simon Crooks said Built had an extensive track record across the retail, entertainment and hospitality sectors.
“Built’s works include the fitout of gaming and food and beverage outlets on podium gaming levels five and six as well as a number of floors below the Sky Deck that will house VIP gaming and plant equipment,” he said.
“Built have a strong reputation within the industry and we look forward to welcoming them on-site in 2021 when they start their works.”
Ms Jones said construction was progressing well, with excavations going 26 metres below the surface and digging out more than 400,000 cubic metres of soil.
“Construction is picking up pace at Queen’s Wharf. Work on the five 20,000-square-metre car parks is nearly finished. And William Street has now reopened to internal site traffic,” she said.
Queen’s Wharf will include more than 50 new restaurants and bars, and a precinct that will create up to 10,000 ongoing jobs, Ms Jones said.
It will become home to four new luxury hotels, 2000 residential apartments and the equivalent of 12 football fields of public space.
The construction process has already included 5000 tonnes of steel; 41,000 cubic metres of concrete; 400,000 cubic metres of fill, timber and debris; as well as 90 per cent recycled material.
Source: Brisbane Times