Gold Coast Bulletin
THE hunt for 2000 workers to help bring the $3.6 billion Queen’s Wharf development to life has begun.
Jobs in the painting, steel work, glazing, metalwork, carpentry, roofing and hardware supply fields are among the first required to be filled.
Tradies and companies interested in working on the project will be able to register their interest online at queenswharfbrisbane.com.au from Friday.
Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones said hundreds more construction workers would be recruited as the project moved towards peak construction demand.
An artist’s impression of the Queen’s Wharf project
“The website will enable subcontractors, suppliers and individual tradespeople to register their interest to participate over the life of the Queen’s Wharf’s build,” she said.
“The Consortium will go live with an Industry Capability Network website, to capture what they expect will be thousands of varied expressions of interest to work-on and supply this massive, game-changing development.”
Construction workers at the Queen’s Wharf precinct in Brisbane. Picture: AAP Image/Stuart Layt.
Today marks the first day of construction on the Brisbane development’s 172m concrete diaphragm wall, which will create a watertight underground barrier between the Queen’s Wharf basement and the Brisbane River.
Destination Brisbane Consortium Project Director Simon Crooks said the diaphragm wall was an engineering feat rarely seen in Brisbane.
“We will use more than 2,500m3 of concrete — enough to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool — to build the diaphragm wall,” he said.
“The wall will have 28 panels running along the inside edge of Queens Wharf Rd to Margaret St to provide a watertight barrier.
“The 28 vertical panels are 800mm wide and are between 2m and 7.2m in length.”
Queen’s Wharf project manager Mark Jones (Probuild Site Engineer), originally from South Africa, migrated to Brisbane to work on Queen’s Wharf. Picture: AAP/ Ric Frearson.
Ms Jones said workers would excavate more than 450,000 cubic metres of material in the next 15 months to create a five-level basement for thousands of car parks at Queen’s Wharf.
Multiplex, one of Destination Brisbane Consortium’s contractors, will advertise for a range of workers in Saturday’s Courier Mail.