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Brisbane's remodel now open for public consultation

PUBLIC consultation is now open around the proposed development scheme to transform Brisbane's riverfront and deliver the Queen's Wharf integrated resort development. 

Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning Jackie Trad said the community is invited to comment on the proposed land use planning for the Queen's Wharf Brisbane Priority Development Area (PDA) draft development scheme.

"Queen's Wharf is a premier heritage site for our city and this development will attract visitors and investment and open up the precinct for the people of Brisbane to enjoy," Ms Trad said.

"Destination Brisbane Consortium's overarching design to develop the site has been agreed to by the state, but it will still need to undergo a rigorous development assessment process.

"With public consultation now open, the community is invited to have their say around the planning provisions to shape design outcomes and reinvigorate areas of public space.

"The final development scheme will guide the approval of the detailed plans, while ensuring important matters such as heritage, public open space and the riverfront are respected and enhanced."

Ms Trad said the transformation of the Queen's Wharf precinct from an under-utilised government quarter into a world-class entertainment and leisure destination will provide massive economic development opportunities - creating up to 3,000 jobs during construction and 8,000 ongoing jobs.

"The community's views were translated into the vision for Queen's Wharf Brisbane agreed to by the state and now the next stage is to ensure the public can comment on important matters such as heritage, public open space and the use of the riverfront," Ms Trad said.

The Queens Wharf Brisbane PDA proposed development scheme will be on public notification for 30 business days from 7 August to 21 September 2015.

Interested parties are invited to comment on the draft development scheme proposed to manage the integrated resort development including, the conservation and adaptive re-use of all heritage places, access to and enjoyment of the Brisbane River, and the site's connection to South Bank.

Submissions can be made online, or via email or post:

The proposed development scheme was prepared by Economic Development Queensland in consultation with Brisbane City Council and state agencies.

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