Better Late Than Never!
It has finally been announced that the long-awaited project by the Port of Brisbane has been given the green light, with works to begin this month.
Site preparations on Queensland’s first dedicated mega cruise ship terminal is set to commence on the Port of Brisbane’s $158 million Brisbane International Cruise Terminal at Luggage Point on the north side of the Brisbane River this month. Works on the wharf are scheduled to begin mid-next year, with construction of the terminal to commence in around 12 months.
Cruising is one of tourism’s great growth stories, for both international and domestic markets, and with a dedicated, purpose-built cruise ship terminal, it will boost our international reputation as a global tourism destination of choice.
The terminal building itself will be around 9,300 sqm set over two levels and connected to a 200m long wharf with two air bridges facilitating the movement of passengers on and off the ships.
There will also be public open spaces, parking for cars and buses plus extensive landscaping across the site.
Once the terminal is operational, it is expected the additional cruise ships stopping in Brisbane could continue their journey up the coast to destinations such as Cairns and give visitors the opportunity to visit other iconic destinations like the Great Barrier Reef.
This new cruise terminal will secure the future of cruise tourism in South-east Queensland and help bring the world’s biggest cruise ships to Brisbane.
Port of Brisbane is investing $158 million to deliver a world-class facility for our world-class city and I’m sure I’m not the only one excited about this!
Thank you for reading and should you require any further information on cruising, please visit www.cleancruising.com.au or call 1800 121 187.