Artist's impression
Artist's impression

Destination Brisbane, a consortium by Echo Entertainment, Chow Tai Fook and Far East Consortium have unveiled their bid proposal for Brisbane’s Queens Wharf Integrated Resort development.

Their plans include a publicly accessible sky deck with restaurants and bars, five hotels – three of them six-star, with the Ritz-Carlton and Rosewood already signing on – a “river arena”, a riverfront moonlight cinema, “12 football fields of public event space” and an underground shopping mall.

The existing Treasury Casino would be turned into a boutique department store.


Other features of Destination Brisbane’s plan includes:

  • Heritage restoration of The Mansions (to include an up market tea house, dining, bar and serviced apartments), Harris Terrace (to include an artisan chocolatier, premium stationery & leather goods shop, perfumery and boutique office space), The Printery (to include markets, a gastro pub, cooking school, diamond resorts hotel suites, Former State Library (to include cafe, commercial space and information centre), Commissariat Building, DPI Building (to include a micro brewery, supper club, aboriginal art gallery), Treasury Hotel (to be transformed into a new Ritz Carlton Hotel), The Treasury Building (to be turned into a high end department store and hotel).
  • Pedestrian Bridge to South Bank
  • New Lyric Theatre Centre in South Bank
  • Public Marina Bay Sands style Skydeck
  • The world’s largest nightly water and light show with LED light integration on new Integrated Resort buildings
  • Giant waterfall from Skydeck
  • Glass floor observation deck
  • Botanic gardens observation deck
  • Underground shopping arcade linking Treasury Building to Ritz Carlton and Queens Garden Refurbishment
  • Rosewood Hotel, Dorsett Hotel, The Darling Five Star Hotel, 6 Star VIP Hotel
  • x3 Residential apartment towers with varying heights
  • Premium cinema, moonlight cinema and outdoor function area
  • Horizon lounge and resort skypools
  • Youth entertainment tech zone, 1500 seat ballroom, terrace, meeting rooms, gaming halls
  • Numerous cafes, bars, restaurants, and retail
  • A comprehensive outdoor gym in Waterline Park, located between the waterfront and 1 William Street. A full and extensive range of active recreation facilities such as Nike/Adidas exercise and play equipment, in a contemporary landscape.

Queens Wharf Plaza

Brisbane’s newest urban waterfront plaza provides a large, open and highly flexible public events and gathering space. Dispersed throughout the Plaza are a variety of terraced seating areas providing small amphitheatre spaces enabling the Plaza to be fully integrated to host large scale public celebrations, as well as configured for multiple simultaneous localised events.

  • Cultural and lifestyle events including food festivals, pop-ups, markets and marshalling areas for active recreation such as fun runs
  • Water based recreation
  • Brisbane Festival interactive art installations
  • Big screen Live Site for showcasing outdoor viewing of sporting events and festivals
  • Queen’s Wharf – providing short stay berthing for private boats


Extensively landscaped and redeveloped foreshore areas will provide the ‘urban edge’ to the precinct, and a point of interest and activation for a diverse range of visitors from tourists, locals, CBD workers through to QUT students. Small, engaging spaces will be created, which are pivotal in providing unique, personal experiences. These spaces are the touch and feel element – interactive, engaging and informal. Foreshore Inclusions

  • Health & Fitness Zone
  • Street Food Markets
  • Seafood Markets
  • Cyclery Cafe
  • Canoe centre


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  1. Wow much better then the other proposal. You get everything in Crowns/Greenland and so much more. I like it except they should not touch the Commiserate store and leave it as the convict museum it is now.

  2. What a fantastic addition to the North Bank of Brisbane. I agree with Anthony that this proposal is the better of the two. I would very much like to see this become a reality.

  3. Fantastic, great design. Love everything about the buildings amenities and attractions. Hope all those elements are allowed particularly the river water show. There are also great green spaces and places for all the public. However I think that a cover over the HWY would contain the noise of the cars and trucks and make the area more enjoyable.


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