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Biofutures Roadmap set to drive an industrial biotechnology revolution

The Queensland Government is committed to developing a sustainable industrial biotechnology sector that creates fuel, chemicals, plastics and other products from renewable biological materials. With a rapidly growing global demand predicted to approach US$100 billion by 2020, this is a key economic opportunity for Queensland that will boost jobs, investment and regional growth.

The Queensland Biofutures 10-Year Roadmap consultation paper has been released for targeted stakeholder and public consultation. Read more >>

Proponent announced for Queen’s Wharf Brisbane

Commonwealth Games Village The Destination Brisbane Consortium (Echo Entertainment Group, Far East Consortium (Australia) and Chow Tai Fook Enterprises) has been announced as the Queensland Government’s preferred proponent for the multi-billion dollar Queen’s Wharf Brisbane Integrated Resort Development in the heart of the Brisbane CBD.

The Queensland Government in partnership with the Destination Brisbane Consortium will deliver a world-class tourism, leisure and entertainment precinct that provides economic growth for Queensland with the creation of up to 3000 construction jobs and 8000 ongoing operational jobs. Read more >>

Commonwealth Games Village construction is underway

Commonwealth Games Village

The Commonwealth Games Village is the catalyst project for one of the largest urban renewal projects ever undertaken on the Gold Coast, providing a $550 million injection into the economy and generating 1500 jobs during design and construction.

Above-ground works have commenced on the construction of 1252 residential dwellings and a 5700m2 retail precinct that will accommodate up to 6500 athletes and team officials for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

View the final design images and flythrough, and find out more about the project. Read more>>