Plan of Development - Development application

A development application containing a Plan of Development (PoD) has been assessed and approved by Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) in accordance with the Economic Development Act 2012 and, the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane PDA development scheme.

The development application was publicly notified for 30 business days from 6 September 2017 to 19 October 2017 allowing all interested parties an opportunity to make a written submission to the Minister for Economic Development Queensland (MEDQ).

All submissions received during the submission period were considered by the MEDQ and a submissions report has been prepared summarising the submissions received and the matters raised.

Download the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane PDA PoD MEDQ Public Notice of PDA Development Application – Submissions Report (PDF icon 427 KB).

The PoD development application was approved on 21 December 2017 and the approval can be viewed on the PDA development approvals page by searching DEV2017/846.

This approval provides an overall master plan for the development and will allow new works to begin including excavation for the car park foundations and basements of the core integrated resort building and works in the Brisbane River foreshore public realm areas. Works will also begin on the proposed Waterline Park and the Mangrove Walk, located along the Brisbane River foreshore area, from approximately the Margaret Street alignment through to the Goodwill Bridge.

A feasibility study will be undertaken to determine long-term solutions in and around the precinct to deliver improved cycling routes and accessibility to CBD destinations.

About the Priority Development Area

The Queen's Wharf Brisbane Priority Development Area (PDA) was declared on 28 November 2014 and includes land located between the Brisbane River and George Street and between Alice and Queen Streets, with a riverfront connection to the Goodwill Bridge.

The PDA contains significant heritage places, local and state government controlled roads (including a portion of the Riverside Expressway), a number of under-utilised government owned and leased buildings, as well as riverfront land under the Riverside Expressway.

Redevelopment of this important part of the city will provide opportunities for a new mixed-use integrated resort development which has the potential to support a range of facilities such as new accommodation including six star hotels, retail, restaurant and entertainment zones, tourism facilities and new open spaces.

On 21 July 2015 the Queensland Government announced that the winning proponent of Queen's Wharf Brisbane was the Destination Brisbane Consortium (DBC). For information on Destination Brisbane Consortium's final design visit their website

For further information on the winning proponent's final design, procurement process, probity, public realm, adaptive reuse of heritage buildings, project timeframes, previous consultation activities and Integrated Resort Developments visit the Queen's Wharf Brisbane page.

Queen's Wharf Brisbane PDA Development Scheme

On 28 January 2016, the Queen's Wharf Brisbane PDA Development Scheme was approved by the Queensland Government. The development scheme is the planning document that assists in planning, coordinating and controlling the development of land in the PDA.

Public notification of the proposed development scheme for the PDA was held from 7 August 2015 to 21 September 2015 (the submission period).

All submissions received during public notification were considered by the MEDQ. The Queen's Wharf Brisbane PDA Submissions Report has been prepared and summarises the submissions received and the merits of those submissions.

All development applications within the PDA will now be assessed against the development scheme.

Queen's Wharf Brisbane PDA public realm and movement network planning and design guideline

In response to the Implementation Strategy within the Queen's Wharf Brisbane PDA Development Scheme, Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) has prepared a planning and design guideline for the public realm and street and movement network to guide future development within the PDA.

The development scheme requires development in the PDA to demonstrate practical conformance with the guideline.

Download the Queen's Wharf Brisbane PDA public realm and movement network planning and design guideline (PDF icon 4.57 MB).

Planning for the PDA

Queen's Wharf Brisbane PDA Interim Land Use Plan

Queen's Wharf Brisbane PDA boundary and regulatory map

Queen’s Wharf Brisbane Infrastructure Charging Offset Plan

Queen's Wharf Brisbane PDA FAQs