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Construction Commences – $158 Million Brisbane International Cruise Terminal


The first sod has been turned for a new commuter car park that will provide Brisbane’s $158 million new International Cruise Terminal, located at Pinkenba.

Annastacia Palaszczuk, QLD Premier opened the ceremony, which formally started the construction of the new facility in Brisbane. The project seeks to ensure the cruise industry is supported, with the ability to increase vessels visiting and the ability to host larger ships.

The industry is estimated at more than a billion dollars over the next few years.

“Building this one piece of infrastructure flows through our entire economy”. 

“Ships that were too long, too high and too deep to dock at Brisbane’s Hamilton facility will have a dedicated cruise terminal”.

“That will stimulate the industry at ports up and down the Queensland coast, as we aim to increase passenger numbers throughout the state to more than a million a year.” the Premier outlined.

Cameron Dick, Minister for State Development and Manufacturing, outlined that the construction will increase the number of jobs available.

“The Brisbane International Cruise Terminal is supporting, on average, an estimated 245 jobs each year during construction, while an additional 49 jobs will be created each year over the next 20 years”. “As Manufacturing Minister, I am also pleased that ABFI Steel Group, a local company based in Wacol, has manufactured 105 piles for the wharf where work began in February.” Mr Dick said.

Kate Jones, Tourism Industry Development Minister highlighted that the Brisbane International Cruise Terminal would provide a welcome boost to the state’s tourism sector.

“Queensland’s cruise industry is booming under the Palaszczuk Government. Last financial year we saw 520 ships port in Queensland — 11 per cent growth year-on-year, making the Sunshine State Australia’s undisputed cruise capital,”

“Already the cruise sector supports more than 3,700 jobs state wide and we’re committed to growing this industry.” Ms Jones said.

Roy Cummins, CEO of Port of Brisbane outlined that the new International Cruise Terminal will be a world-class facility.

“Within its first five years the terminal is expected to handle over 1,100 vessel calls and around 1.8 million passengers.” “With over 180 bookings confirmed for the 2020/21 cruising season thousands of passengers across the globe are already gearing up to head to Queensland.”

The proximity of Brisbane Airport gives the Brisbane International Cruise Terminal the edge in providing easy access.

Principal Contractors
The Port of Brisbane (PBPL) has announced the principal contractors to complete the $158 million Brisbane International Cruise Terminal construction. Brady Marine & Civil have been appointed the wharf construction, while Hindmarsh will provide the civil works and terminal building.

Cameron Dick, Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, made an announcement in late 2018 that the State Government and Port of Brisbane had worked closely throughout the process.

“The Port of Brisbane’s $158 million Brisbane International Cruise Terminal signals bright horizons for the cruising industry in Queensland.” “It is expected to contribute $1.3 billion in net expenditure into the Brisbane economy alone over the coming two decades.

“An estimated 245 jobs will be supported during each year of construction, while an additional 49 jobs will be supported each year over the next 20 years”. “Queenslanders are eagerly awaiting the opening of the terminal next year, which will be ready for the 2020 cruising season.” Mr Dick said.

Roy Cummins, PBPL CEO stated that the successful contractors provided the right mix of expertise, capabilities and value for money for the project.

“Both Brady Marine & Civil and Hindmarsh are highly regarded in their fields.” “Importantly, both have strong track records for innovation and project delivery, together with the proven experience and capabilities required to help us deliver this world-class cruise facility”.

“With the start of major construction of the Brisbane International Cruise Terminal now imminent, we look forward to sharing the progress and milestones with the community as the new facility begins to take shape.” Mr Cummins said.

85,000 cubic metres of surcharge (clean sand) is currently being relocated in preparation for pile driving, which is expected to commence soon with Hindmarsh preparing the site for construction in March, with works commencing in April.

Port of Brisbane, November 2018

Queensland’s first mega-cruise ship terminal advanced further in November 2018, with a new fly-through released by the Port of Brisbane detailing the design vision.

Cameron Dick, Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning announced how the mega-cruise ship project would attract the world’s largest cruise ships and put Brisbane on the world map.

Mr Dick stated, “In what is a great example of the Palaszczuk Government working with the private sector, we are ensuring jobs and economic opportunities are set to sail our way. The cruise ship industry is booming worldwide, and this new terminal will help secure our slice of the market by providing a dedicated facility to accommodate larger ships that are unable to dock at Portside”.

“This vital infrastructure – Queensland’s first dedicated mega cruise ship terminal – will be a fitting gateway for arriving visitors as they step on to Queensland soil and for those who can now depart in the mega cruise ships directly from Brisbane.”

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Source: Information, Drawings and Images
All article information is sourced and available for review from referenced locations.
– Port of Queensland video link
QLD Government Media Statement (April 2019)
QLD Government Media Statement (November 2018)
– QLD Government Media Statement (October 2017)
– Port of Brisbane

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– Interactive Image: Google Article and Streetview


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