Under an arrangement with the Queensland Government, RACQ has acquired the Department of Transport and Main Road’s Mount Cotton driver training centre. RACQ’s proposal was initially submitted and assessed under the former Market-Led Proposals framework that has since been streamlined into the Exclusive Transactions process.
Located between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, the site will soon undergo a $15 million revitalisation. RACQ’s vision is to develop the Mobility Centre of Excellence into the premier hub for research, design and testing of new vehicle and road safety technologies, including Intelligent Transport Systems, in the southern hemisphere.
In addition, RACQ will continue to operate the centre as a driver training facility for the next 25 years, with access made available to government agencies and the general public.
The $158 million Brisbane International Cruise Terminal will provide a dedicated cruise ship facility for mega cruise ships. The project will transform an underutilised and undeveloped land at Luggage Point, on the north side of the Brisbane River, into a thriving tourism hub. Once completed, Brisbane will be able to capture a share of the sizeable cruising industry, increase tourist numbers, create jobs and stimulating the economy.
The terminal will be built to accommodate some of the world’s largest and most luxurious mega cruise ships, optimising passenger experience from 'kerb to cabin'. There will also be public open spaces, parking for cars and buses plus extensive landscaping across the site.
The Brisbane International Cruise Terminal is estimated to support over 240 jobs a year over its two-year construction period. It is expected that approximately 49 operational jobs will be created on average each year.
Rheinmetall Defence Australia (RDA) selected Queensland as the most advantageous location for its Australia-New Zealand Headquarters and Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence. A long-term partnership with the Queensland Government positioned RDA for success for the Department of Defence’s $5.2 billion LAND 400 Phase 2 project.
A South East Queensland location offers Rheinmetall an unmatched combination of capabilities and competitive advantages. Rheinmetall’s presence in Queensland will drive continued innovation, boost investment and create increased global export opportunities for local industry.
Qantas selected Brisbane as the base for its four new Boeing 787 Dreamliners. The department led a coordinated proposal from the Queensland Government, Brisbane Airport Corporation, Brisbane Marketing and Tourism Australia, that was successful in attracting the new Dreamliner base to Brisbane over a number of alternatives that Qantas was considering
Qantas is investing close to $1 billion into this project that will position Queensland as Australia's new gateway to the United States of America. Already a big employer in Queensland with 4,700 staff, Qantas expects this project will create an additional 470 direct and indirect jobs in the first five years of operations.
Oji Fibre Solutions (Oji), a leading global producer of pulp, paper and fibre-based packaging, opened its new ultra-modern manufacturing facility for corrugated packaging products at Yatala in South East Queensland in February 2018.
The Queensland Government and the Advance Queensland Industry Attraction Fund were instrumental in attracting the company to Yatala. Oji was the first manufacturer under the government’s new Industry Attraction Program to locate in Queensland and represents another corporate vote of confidence in Queensland.
A multi-million-dollar Qantas Group Pilot Academy is set to land in Toowoomba. As part of the build at Wellcamp Airport, there’ll be another aircraft hangar, a new taxiway, training rooms and student accommodation facilities. All that translates to the capacity to train up to 250 pilots creating up to 160 direct jobs, and around 300 indirect jobs in the local construction industry.
Transurban Queensland (TQ) is delivering a $512 million enhancement to the Logan Motorway and Gateway Extension motorways – an extension of its contract to operate and maintain the Logan, Gateway and Gateway Extension motorways.
TQ is undertaking a range of improvements to the motorways and surrounding roads to improve driver safety, reduce travel times, relieve local traffic congestion, and enhance connectivity with other major road networks. There will also be a new toll facility for motorists if they choose to use new south-facing ramps at Compton Road to access and exit the Gateway Extension Motorway.
The project is supporting an average of 1,300 jobs during the 2.5 year construction period and will generate around $1 billion in economic benefits for Queenslanders over 30 years. TQ is fully financing the costs of the works and will predominantly fund the project through moderate toll increases for trucks using the Logan and Gateway motorways.