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The Infrastructure Projects Transforming Brisbane


A number of exciting infrastructure projects that are expected to have a transformative effect on the city are underway.

“I’m really excited about 2020,” says Steven Silvester, General Manager of Investment and Industry Development at Brisbane Economic Development Agency. “It’s the start of a new decade, and we’ve got major infrastructure projects coming along. Queen’s Wharf is moving forward, the Cross River Rail project is steaming ahead, the Brisbane Metro project will get kickstarted… these are really exciting projects for this city.” 

The $3.6 billion Queen’s Wharf integrated resort and casino is already under construction. The development, which will include five-star hotels, restaurants and attractions, is expected to revitalise the north bank of Brisbane. 

The $5.4 billion Cross River Rail project will deliver a 10.2 kilometre rail line from Dutton Park in Brisbane’s southern suburbs to Bowen Hills in the city’s north, including a 5.9 kilometre tunnel under the CBD. The new line will allow more trains to run more often as part of a turn-up-and-go public transport network. 

The $944 million Brisbane Metro project will link with Cross River Rail, and will feature a fleet of 60 fully electric Metro vehicles running high-capacity and high-frequency services along dedicated busways. The first stage, which will provide a 21 kilometre service connecting 18 stations, is already underway. 

Brisbane Airport’s new $1.3 billion runway is set to open in 2020, providing increased capacity for direct flights to Brisbane from new destinations. The new runway comes as part of an extensive investment program for the Airport that includes the redevelopment of the Domestic Terminal and the master-planned Airport Industrial Park. 

The Port of Brisbane’s $158 million Brisbane International Cruise Terminal is also moving full-steam ahead, with construction underway on the project that is expected to attract the world’s largest cruise ships to Brisbane. 

“We’re going to see these infrastructure projects, over the long term, change the way the city is shaped,” Silvester says. 

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