The $3.6 billion Queen’s Warf Brisbane development will be the envy of the nation with confirmation today that Destination Brisbane Consortium (DBC) has secured a deal with retail giant DFS which boasts a portfolio of 750 of the world’s most sought-after brands.
Queensland Deputy Premier and State Development Minister, Steven Miles, said the $3.6 billion development is on track to have a staged opening from late 2022.
“This is another milestone in the world-class development that will transform Brisbane’s CBD, boost tourism and create thousands more jobs when complete.”
The Queen’s Warf development will feature 50 bars, cafes and restaurants, a casino, four world-class hotels, up to 2,000 residential apartments, the Sky Deck, moonlight cinema, the Neville Bonner Bridge and now around 6,000 square metres of luxury retail floorspace – part of nearly 40,000 square metres of retail, food and beverage and entertainment floorspace to be delivered across the Queen’s Wharf precinct..
Mr Miles shared that the historic Printery Building on George Street will be transformed to deliver a shopping haven introducing more than 100 prestigious brands.
“Where other parts of the world have slowed these types of projects, construction has continued on Queen’s Wharf throughout the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said.
Treasurer and Minister for Investment, Cameron Dick, said the presence of a retail name like DFS will enhance Brisbane’s allure for international and national luxury-brand shoppers.
“The big names of New York, Paris and Milan will be available right here, which is a great win for Queensland.”
“In a post-COVID world, this resort and casino will be a drawcard for an estimated additional 1.4 million international, interstate and local annual visitors,” he commented.
“Once Queens Wharf is up and running, it will provide jobs for more than 8,000 Queenslanders at one of Australia’s most sought-after destinations.”
DFS – part of the Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) Group – will create its largest shopping footprint in Oceania at Queen’s Wharf.