Plans for Brisbane's new mega-cruise ship terminal have progressed
A crucial piece of tourism infrastructure for Brisbane is a step closer to becoming approved. The mega-cruise ship terminal will be a win for local business, job creation and will even see roads upgraded.
A crucial piece of tourism infrastructure for Brisbane
Stakeholders and the Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd. have reached an in-principle agreement on the new ship terminal in Brisbane. The mega-cruise ship terminal at the mouth of Brisbane River has part of the government’s Market-Led Proposal assessment process. Although it’s been challenging, the in-principle agreement means realistic solutions have been developed and the Port’s proposal will be finalized with clear direction.
“The cruise sector already supports more than 2,700 jobs in Queensland and we want to see this number grow because the cruise industry supports local businesses and sustains our regional communities,” said Curtis Pitt, Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment. Mega-cruise ships are becoming widespread in the industry, and the proposed new terminal will be able to support these ships. If the proposal is approved, It is estimated that it will be completed during the 2019-20 cruise season.