PBPL platimum member
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.