On Thursday 22 December 2016 Probuild was announced as the successful tenderer for the Queen's Wharf Brisbane demolition works. With the creation of around 150 new jobs, it is the first of many required for the $3B Integrated Resort Development.
Probuild will start on 1 January 2017 under Demolition and Enabling Approval that will allow various services relocation works, hoarding of the site and soft strip-out of the non-heritage buildings earmarked for demolition, followed by their removal to ground level. Works are anticipated to take most of 2017 to complete.
The demolition will be of the three non-heritage former government buildings at 80 George Street, 100 George Street and the Neville Bonner Building at 75 William Street (no heritage building is being demolished).
Probuild is a national company with a Queensland-based business that has delivered some of the state's largest construction projects.
The State and Destination Brisbane Consortium has a requirement for its contractors to support local jobs, local suppliers, local training and apprenticeships, Indigenous participation and to enforce the highest level of health and safety standards with a commitment to local content and training.