Brisbane, Queensland — The Queensland Government has approved $25 million to build a large new base building at the former Australia Post station at the corner of Kingsway and Goulburn Road.
Key points:The building will be used for storage, office, retail and a research and development centreThe Government has also committed $25m to the site for the construction of a living room of futureThe building is due to be built by 2020The Government says the site, located on Kingsway, will provide jobs, jobs for the community and economic benefitsThe $25-million cost of the site has been deferred until 2020, when a new facility will be constructed.
The project is expected to generate $5.3 million in economic benefits and generate $15 million in jobs for Queensland.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the Government was confident the project would deliver on the promise of jobs for all and be environmentally friendly.
“We’re excited to have the Queensland Government’s approval of this major project for the future at Australia’s largest public infrastructure site,” she said.
“The proposed building will provide employment, economic opportunities and support the Queensland economy.”
This project is the result of Queensland Government-led planning, and our commitment to build more than 25,000 new jobs at the site.
“The project comes after the Government committed to spend $250 million on the Kingsway site and to provide $1.5 million in funding for a $25 billion infrastructure fund.
Together, the Government and industry will build the Kingswinds’ future in the best interests of the Queenslanders and our communities.””
The Queensland Building Industry and Services Association has supported the Government’s decision to commit more than $250m in infrastructure funding to the Kingswales, as well as a $1 million contribution to a major public infrastructure fund,” said a statement from the organisation.
“Together, the Government and industry will build the Kingswinds’ future in the best interests of the Queenslanders and our communities.”
Building more jobs and generating more economic benefit will help to build our state’s reputation for a healthy economy and a thriving community.