Qld Premier Has Concerns Over Queen’s Wharf Development

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
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Queensland’s premier is seeking advice about her concerns with the proposed Queen’s Wharf development in Brisbane.

The former Liberal National Party government initiated the project last year, offering a licence for the resort and casino development on prime real estate in the CBD.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says her government is committed to seeing the project built because it will create thousands of jobs.

But she’s concerned about issues relating to the project, which she has asked the Department of State Development to look into.

“I do have some issues that I have raised with the department and I want them to investigate those issues first before I make further comment,” she said.

But Ms Palaszczuk refused to outline whether the issues pertained to the proponents, the bidding process or the broader development.

“No, it’s just a couple of issues and I’ll wait until I get the advice back on that,” she said.

Construction was set to begin after government offices have been moved into a new block being built at 1 William Street.

The key bidders for the licence are James Packer’s Crown Resorts and Echo Entertainment, which operates Brisbane’s Treasury Casino.

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