Brisbane casino development makes online blunder

By Charlotte Lee Updated
Brisbane’s Queen’s Wharf building plans unveiled

Brisbane’s Queen’s Wharf development has been forced to take down a website post that promotes its multi-million dollar apartments.

The Courier Mail reports the development hastily altered its website after a graphic wrongly identified South Bank as being at Gardens Point, on the northern bank of the Brisbane River.

The stuff up, which was explained as a “glitch”, was visible on computer and seemed to be placed at the same point where a new bridge between the proposed integrated resort development and South Bank would land in the CBD.

The interactive graphic correctly labelled South Bank on the south side of the river on smartphones.

The graphic, which appears on the Residences website promoting new apartments currently being built at Queen’s Wharf, was quickly fixed.

The error comes as building work goes into overdrive at the project, with scaffolding and ten cranes now visible above Brisbane’s CBD.

Once complete in 2022, Queen’s Wharf will house a casino, several new hotels, 50 bars and restaurants, retail space and apartments.

Several areas of public green space have already opened as part of the project.

Among the most eagerly awaited aspects of the $3.6 billion development is a new Skydeck, which will tower more than 100 metres above ground and be open to the public.

Queen’s Wharf fitout crew announced

The construction of Brisbane’s Eagle Street Pier and QT Hotel on the Gold Coast has been awarded to a Sydney-based company, who will include gaming, food and drink areas on two levels of Queensland’s Queen’s Wharf resort development.

State development minister Kate Jones announced the contract went to Built, headquartered in Sydney, but which has an inner-city Brisbane base.

“The latest contract to deliver the next major package of works has been awarded to a proud Australian construction company,” Ms Jones told Parliament in September. 

“Built have been awarded the contract to fit out levels five and six of Queen’s Wharf.

“That means one thing – more jobs for local contractors, chippies, sparkies, plasterers and labourers will all work on the fitout of these entertainment areas next year.

“We’re urging anyone interested in working on the largest tourism project in Queensland’s history to keep an eye on the Queen’s Wharf website, with opportunities for subbies to come online soon.”

Built managing director Brett Mason said the company was also involved in the construction of the Sovereign VIP gaming area at The Star in Sydney.

“We’re excited to be involved in this project off the back of our successful delivery of the new Sovereign area at The Star and to bring the same high level of quality and meticulous attention to detail to Queen’s Wharf,” he said.

Destination Brisbane Consortium project director Simon Crooks said Built had an extensive track record across the retail, entertainment and hospitality sectors.

“Built’s works include the fitout of gaming and food and beverage outlets on podium gaming levels five and six as well as a number of floors below the Sky Deck that will house VIP gaming and plant equipment,” he said.

“Built have a strong reputation within the industry and we look forward to welcoming them on-site in 2021.”

Queen’s Wharf will include more than 50 new restaurants and bars, and a precinct that will create up to 10,000 ongoing jobs,” Ms Jones said.

It will become home to four new luxury hotels, 2000 residential apartments and the equivalent of 12 football fields of public space.

The construction process has already included 5000 tonnes of steel, 41,000 cubic metres of concrete, 400,000 cubic metres of fill, timber and debris and 90 per cent recycled material.

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