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Project examples - proposals under facilitation

Forest Wind

Forest Wind is a privately financed and funded, major clean energy project proposed to be located within three state plantation forests between Gympie and Maryborough. It has the potential to be one of the largest grid-connected wind farms in the Southern Hemisphere and could create around 440 jobs during construction and 50 full-time jobs once operational.

Featuring up to 226 wind turbines on actively managed exotic pine plantation licence areas in the Toolara, Tuan and Neerdie state forests, it could contribute to Queensland’s target of 50 per cent renewables by 2030. With the potential to generate up to 1200 megawatts of electricity at capacity, this would be enough energy to supply one in four Queensland homes.

The passing of the Forest Wind Farm Development Bill 2020 in August 2020 outlines a pathway for Forest Wind Holdings to obtain tenure to access, occupy, develop and manage the land for the purpose of this project only. This complex project continues to advance through the Exclusive Transactions framework.

Waterfront Brisbane

The $2.1 billion Dexus Waterfront Brisbane proposal is a unique opportunity to transform Brisbane’s Eagle Street Pier and Waterfront Place precinct into a leading premium business and leisure destination.

The precinct masterplan includes two commercial towers of 49 and 43 storeys, a vibrant active retail area and approximately 9000 square metres of revitalised public realm including a portion of the new city reach Riverwalk.

On 19 December 2019, the Queensland Government announced the signing of a facilitation agreement with Dexus enabling the company to commence the detailed design and development application process. In June 2020, Dexus lodged its development plans with Brisbane City Council for assessment.

Subject to development approval and resolution of other commercial matters, construction on the Eagle Street Pier site could commence in 2022, with the first tower being delivered in 2026.

Dexus estimates that more than 1000 construction jobs will be created over the next decade and a significant number of operational jobs will be supported once the project has been completed.

Artist's interpretation of Dexus Waterfront Brisbane

Regional Export Distribution Centre

The centre aims to boost rapid access to international markets for agricultural producers. Capitalising on Queensland's global reputation as a leader in the production and processing of quality agricultural products, this initiative seeks to catalyse the development of high-value farming and processing and grow regional job creation.

SeaLink Townsville Regional Marine Transport Solution

SeaLink’s proposal to improve ferry, transport and tourism services in Townsville is entering its final assessment stages through Queensland Government’s Investment Facilitation process.

The proposal includes:

  • the development of the Townsville Marine Tourism Precinct on Port of Townsville land adjacent to the existing Breakwater Terminal, incorporating:
    • public open space
    • ferry terminal
    • airconditioned waiting areas
    • hotel
    • interstate bus terminal
    • car park
  • the building of two high-speed ferry passenger vessels for the Magnetic Island and Palm Island services
  • investment into new on-water marine tourism infrastructure.

Project investment is estimated to value $71 million.

The Townsville Marine Tourism Precinct development is proposed on Port of Townsville land within the Townsville City Waterfront Priority Development Area.

Construction is expected to support an estimated 131 jobs with 55 ongoing positions annually when the project is complete.

Last updated: Wednesday, Nov 11, 2020