PBPL pla­ti­mum mem­ber

Cruise Weekly - - NEWS - with Jill Abel - CEO

BRIS­BANE is in the spot­light this week with the much-wel­comed an­nounce­ment by Pre­mier Palaszczuk that con­struc­tion is set to com­mence on the Port of Bris­bane Pty Ltd’s In­ter­na­tional Cruise Ter­mi­nal at Lug­gage Point.

This is ex­cit­ing news for our in­dus­try as a ded­i­cated mega-cruise ship ter­mi­nal in Bris­bane will help to open up more east coast itin­er­ar­ies mak­ing it eas­ier for cruise ships to choose Aus­tralia as a des­ti­na­tion. Bris­bane will also be­come a gate­way for trips into Cairns giv­ing pas­sen­gers the op­por­tu­nity to visit the Great Bar­rier Reef which is a must-see site for int’l trav­ellers.

In line with this an­nounce­ment, we are also de­lighted to wel­come Port of Bris­bane Pty Ltd (PBPL) as a plat­inum mem­ber of the As­so­ci­a­tion.

This now means ACA has rep­re­sen­ta­tion from all major city and re­gional ports through­out Aus­tralia.

PBPL is in­vest­ing $158m to help de­liver this fa­cil­ity for the city with its es­ti­mate that the new ter­mi­nal could de­liver up to $1.3b in ex­pen­di­ture into the Bris­bane econ­omy over the next two decades.

It will also mean in­creased job growth in both the con­struc­tion and cruise sec­tors.

The ter­mi­nal will be set over two lev­els con­nected to a 200M long wharf with two air bridges for pas­sen­ger traf­fic.

There are also plans for in­ter­est­ing pub­lic spa­ces and good trans­porta­tion ac­cess.

Con­struc­tion on the ter­mi­nal is ex­pected to be­gin in mid-2018 and take around a year to com­plete.

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