Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd has announced the principal contractors for its $158 million Brisbane International Cruise Terminal, with construction expected to commence in the coming months.
Brisbane-based marine infrastructure and engineering contractor, Brady Marine & Civil, will soon undertake wharf construction for the project while Australian construction company, Hindmarsh, will deliver civil works and the terminal building.
Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, Cameron Dick, said the Queensland Government had worked closely with Port of Brisbane throughout the process.
“The Port of Brisbane’s $158 million Brisbane International Cruise Terminal signals bright horizons for the cruising industry in Queensland,” Mr Dick said.
“It is expected to contribute $1.3 billion in net expenditure into the Brisbane economy alone over the coming two decades.”
The purpose-built cruise ship terminal is set to boost Queensland’s international reputation as a global tourism destination of choice and was designed by architecture and design firm, Arkhefield, in collaboration with engineering and design company, Arup.
The project is estimated to create 245 jobs during each year of construction, while an additional 49 jobs will be supported each year over the next 20 years.
Port of Brisbane CEO, Roy Cummins, said the tender process had attracted a high-quality field, but ultimately the successful contractors provided the ‘right mix’ of expertise, capabilities and value for money for the project.
“Importantly, both [Brady Marine & Civil and Hindmarsh] 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,” he said.
Mr Cummins also commented that early preparation for the wharf has already begun, with local Brisbane-based company ABFI Steel Group undertaking the task of manufacturing 105 piles, up to 45 metres long, needed to support the wharf.
The Brisbane International Cruise Terminal is expected to be ready for the 2020 cruising season.