Fitzgerald Constructions selected for Neville Bonner Bridge project in Australia
October 24, 2019 – Fitzgerald Constructions has been selected by the Queensland government for the construction of Neville Bonner Bridge across the Brisbane River in Brisbane, Australia.
The pedestrian bridge, named in honour of Australia’s first Indigenous parliamentarian, will be constructed between Queen’s Wharf and South Brisbane.
More than 100 labourers, engineers, designers and other workers are expected to work on the bridge.
Queensland Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones said: “We’re partnering with the private sector to deliver projects that create thousands of jobs here in Queensland.
“This bridge will connect South Bank with the new retail and dining precinct at Queen’s Wharf in Brisbane’s CBD.
“Not only will this project create thousands of new jobs, by having better connectivity, we’re ensuring strong flow-on benefits for businesses throughout the city.”
The new bridge, which links both sides of the Brisbane River, is part of the A$3.6bn ($2.5bn) Queen’s Wharf Brisbane (QWB) development project.
Construction is scheduled to start in March 2020 and is expected to be completed in 24 months.
Jones added: “Today’s announcement is another significant milestone in the Queen’s Wharf project.
“Queen’s Wharf will change the face of Brisbane – creating more than 8000 jobs in Brisbane’s CBD over the next 10 years.
“We thank Destination Brisbane Consortium for its continued engagement with Traditional Owners and especially with the Bonner family to honour their late grandfather and granduncle.”
Destination Brisbane Consortium (DBC), a joint venture of The Star Entertainment Group and Hong Kong-based partners, Chow Tai Fook Enterprises and Far East Consortium, will deliver the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane development project.
QWB will comprise four new luxury hotels, 2,000 residential apartments and public space equivalent of 12 football fields.
Previously, Victoria-based marine works and bridge-building company Fitzgerald Constructions Australia had constructed the Seafarers and Jim Stynes Bridges located in Melbourne and the new road bridge at the Star Gold Coast.