NEW BRISBANE CRUISE SHIP TERMINAL ONE STEP CLOSER

Written on the 12 February 2016

NEW BRISBANE CRUISE SHIP TERMINAL ONE STEP CLOSER

PLANS for a $100 million new Brisbane cruise ship terminal are another step closer after progressing to the detailed assessment phase.

The new facility has been proposed to be built in deep water at the mouth of the Brisbane River to safely accommodate superliners.

The Market Led Proposal was submitted by the Port of Brisbane Authority, with the support of major cruise ship operators.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says the existing cruise ship terminal at Portside Hamilton can only berth vessels up to 270m.

She says 60 per cent of cruise ships in Australia will be bigger than 270m by 2020, with Cunard Line's Queen Mary 2 at 345m and Royal Carribean's Allure of the Seas at 362m.

"A new purpose-built, deep water cruise ship terminal would be a major step forward for the tourism sector here in Queensland," Palaszczuk says.

"And early projections from the Port of Brisbane indicate that it could lead to 300 construction jobs."

A Port of Brisbane commissioned study forecasts an additional expenditure increase of up to $1.3 billion over the next 20 years after the terminal is opened. Passenger numbers for the Brisbane market are also expected to tip 766,000 in 2036.

Palaszczuk says the proposed terminal would be delivered at no cost to Queensland taxpayers.

The government will work with Port of Brisbane during detailed assessment.

 


Latest News

1700 BRISBANE APARTMENTS NOW MANAGED BY FORTUNE 500 COMPANY JLL

MULTINATIONAL and Fortune 500 company JLL (NYSE: JLL) has expanded its Australian dominance in the property managemen...

HARVEY NORMAN HITS OUT AT 'FALSE NEWS' OF ASIC INVESTIGATION

RETAIL giant Harvey Norman (ASX: HVN) has vehemently rejected reports its accounts are under investigation by ASIC, s...

RARE GOOD NEWS FOR SLATER AND GORDON AS ASIC CLOSES INVESTIGATION

ASIC has cleared Slater and Gordon of deliberately falsifying its accounts after a three-month investigation.

It s...

Q & A WITH FACEBOOK GURU ANDY MCKEON AS HE JOINS AUSTRALIAN SOFTWARE COMPANY LIVETILES

HE was creative director at Apple under the legendary Steve Jobs, and is now a senior Facebook executive. In his n...

Related News

RAY OF HOPE FOR SLATER AND GORDON AS LENDERS STEP IN

EMBATTLED law firm Slater and Gordon (ASX: SGH) has announced to the ASX that it has launched confidential discussion...

SPROUTX PROVIDES THE SEED FOR AGTECH STARTUPS

AGTECH innovation fund SproutX has opened applications for its first accelerator round, backed by $10 million from...

GAS PRICES MAY FORCE BRICKWORKS TO TAKE MANUFACTURING OVERSEAS

BRICKWORKS Limited (ASX:BKW) chairman Robert Millner says soaring energy prices may force the company to turn to offs...

CHINA CONTINUES TO COLLECT AUSSIE PROPERTY ASSETS

CHINESE coin continues to dominate Australia's offshore real estate investment market, accounting for almost h...

EVENTS COMING UP

 

Contact us

Email News Update Sign Up Contact Details
Subscriptions

PO Box 2087
Brisbane QLD 4001

LoginTell a FriendSign Up to Newsletter