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International Broadcast Centre Secured – South Brisbane


The International Broadcast Centre for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be built on Montague Road in West End.

Currently occupied by the Visy glass factory, the riverfront site within Brisbane’s inner south has been selected as the prime location to build the International Broadcast Centre for the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The existing company will move the glass manufacturing facility at Stapylton, upgrade the Material Recovery Facility on Gibson Island and build a new cardboard box factory at Hemmant. The investment by Visy will be more than $700 million to provide manufacturing and construction jobs.

Annastacia Palaszczuk, Premier and Minister for the Olympics outlined the deal was a win for jobs today and for the next decade.

“This is a key milestone for one of the vital infrastructure pieces of the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games – the International Broadcast Centre”.

“This deal secures the site for the IBC, but it also secures the manufacturing jobs currently located at the Visy factory in West End,” the Premier said.

L-R Deputy Premier Steven Miles, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, Visy co-owners Heloise Pratt, Fiona Geminder, Treasurer Cameron Dick, Visy General Manager Innovation and Corporate Affairs Richard Macchiesi

Steven Miles, Deputy Premier and Minister Assisting the Premier on Olympics Infrastructure outlined that the commitment from Visy would secure jobs at three separate locations across the south-east.

“The Palaszczuk Government has secured the preferred site for the International Broadcast Centre, which will broadcast images from Brisbane 2032 to the world”.

“Visy’s $700 million investment in Queensland will see the company build a new glass manufacturing facility at Stapylton to replace the facility at West End”

“Thanks to a $16 million investment by the Palaszczuk Government, committed to at the last election, Visy will invest in major upgrades to the Material Recovery Facility on Gibson Island,” the Deputy Premier said.

Site location – bottom right of image

Cameron Dick, Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment outlined that Queensland Government would pay Visy $165 million for its historic riverfront site in West End.

“Our agreement with Visy will increase the number of Queensland manufacturing jobs with Visy to around 300 and will create an additional 600 construction jobs building the new factory at Staplyton and hundreds more at the other sites,” the Treasurer said.

“Since we secured the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, we’ve made it clear the International Broadcast Centre could not come at the expense of traditional manufacturing jobs”

“I thank Queensland Treasury officials for their hard work in getting this deal done to secure these Queensland jobs.”

Anthony Pratt’s, Visy Executive Chairman outlined that the company’s $700 million investment in Queensland was part of his 2021 pledge to invest $2 billion in Australian recycling and clean energy infrastructure over the ensuing decade, creating thousands of new green collar, well-paying Australian manufacturing jobs.

“This is the largest investment Visy has ever made in Queensland, and is part of my pledge to invest $2 billion in Australia over the decade. I commend Premier Palaszczuk and her Government for its leadership in support of Australian manufacturing”.

“This $700 million investment confirms the Government’s economic plan to grow the State’s economy and create advanced manufacturing jobs is working. Under Premier Palaszczuk’s leadership, Queensland has become a global powerhouse for manufacturing,” said Pratt.

The Visy site will be transformed from industrial land into a new facility. Post games will be reverted to an extension of the waterfront parkland at South Brisbane. The site will be within walking distance to the temporary venues around the South Brisbane and Southbank vicinity.

Brisbane City Council’s draft Kurilpa Masterplan

Brisbane City Council’s draft Kurilpa Masterplan

Brisbane City Council confirm negotiations are underway to secure the prime industrial site, that could include new public space, dining, retail and entertainment uses along the river front to align with the Kurilpa Riverfront Renewal Master-Plan

Brisbane City Council’s draft Kurilpa Masterplan
Concept Image – draft Kurilpa Masterplan

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All article information is sourced and available for review from referenced locations.
– Media Statement: Glass manufacturing jobs protected and Olympic broadcasting site
– Information: Annastacia Palaszczuk social media announcement
– Images: Supplied and from other articles

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