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TRAVEL & LEISURE

Queen's Wharf Brisbane Is Set to Open in 2022 with Four Hotels and a Huge New Shopping Precinct

It'll also include 50 bars, cafes and restaurants, as well as a sky deck and an outdoor cinema.
By Sarah Ward
February 11, 2021
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By Sarah Ward
February 11, 2021
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Sometimes, a project is talked about for so long — and the construction around it just seems to take forever, too — that it feels like it has always been in the works. On the agenda for at least six years, and set to sprawl between Alice, George, Queen and William streets, Queen's Wharf is one of those projects; however, by the end of 2022, it's set to start welcoming Brisbanites to a new inner-city riverside precinct.

Yes, "let's meet at Queen's Wharf" is something you'll soon be able to say when you make plans to head to the CBD. And, you and your pals will be able to choose between one of the 50 restaurants, bars and cafes onsite, heading up to the sky deck or checking out a movie at the riverfront moonlight cinema — or just moseying around the equivalent of 12 football fields worth of public space.

The site will also feature up to 2000 residential apartments, plus four hotels — the Dorsett, the Rosewood and The Star Grand hotels — so you'll have a few new staycation spots. A casino will form part of the precinct, as will the new Neville Bonner Bridge. And, if you need somewhere new to browse and buy, around 6000 square metres of Queen's Wharf will be dedicated to high-end retail.

While none of these inclusions are new news, details have been fairly scarce over the past few years. So, if you've been wondering exactly where you'll be eating and drinking, when you'll be able to see the city from the sky-high deck that'll link two of the site's towers, and what the cinema will be showing, that's understandable. But, further specifics about the precinct's luxury shopping area have just been revealed, with retail giant DFS running the show.

DFS forms part of the Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton Group, and its involvement in Queen's Wharf will mark its largest shopping space in Oceania. You'll find it in the Printery Building on George Street, taking over three levels. A number of its brands, such as Louis Vuitton, will sit in 16 freestanding stores as well.

Like the precinct in general, DFS' shops will start opening from late 2022 — with Queen's Wharf set to open in stages.

Other previously announced features include The Sports Bar, which'll be located inside the casino and play everything from AFL and NRL to English Premier League soccer; more than 20,000 plants and 300 trees, offering a big burst of greenery; and a 6500-square-metre riverside space called 'The Landing', which'll include lawns for events — and for picnics — as well as terraced seating.

Queen's Wharf is slated to start opening from late 2022. We'll update you when a specific date is announced — and you can find out further details in the interim via the development's website.

Published on February 11, 2021 by Sarah Ward

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