Expressions of interest have opened for developers to secure Brisbane’s massive CBD revamp.
The Queensland government wants one business to rejuvenate the nine-hectare Queen’s Wharf site, which comes with 700 metres of Brisbane River frontage.
The successful bidder would have to revitalise the heritage-listed buildings on the site, provide six-star to budget accommodation, as well as an entertainment hub and public space.
To sweeten the deal, they’ll get Brisbane’s second casino licence.
The winning tender will be announced in early 2015.
Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney says international interest has been intense.
“We want to see an iconic development which will put Brisbane on the map,” he said.
“It will make Brisbane a new age city.”
The government also on Thursday launched a process to award two new casino licences in regional Queensland, which would have to be integrated with resort developments.