Queensland Minister for State Development Anthony Lynham
Apprentices Are Go On Queen’s Wharf Project
Victor P Taffa
Construction industry apprentices and trainees will put in at least one in 10 of the thousands of hours of work on the $3 Billion Queen’s Wharf Brisbane inner-city integrated resort development.
State Development Minister Dr. Anthony Lynham said the Palaszczuk Government had committed to a 10 % training guarantee for projects such as Queen’s Wharf Brisbane.
“DBC has consistently stated its commitment to local content and local training and apprenticeships and has committed to ensuring its lead builder will meet the 10 % target.” Dr. Lynham said.
“The policy requires apprentices and trainees to carry out a minimum of one in 10 hours of work on the project.”
“For a project such as Queens Wharf, this means hundreds of jobs and training opportunities for the next generation of Queensland’s construction workforce.” Dr. Lynham said.
Queen’s Wharf Brisbane project will create more 2,000 construction jobs and 8,000 ongoing jobs when operations begin from 2022.
Construction training commitment is on top of a joint six-star international hotel and hospitality industry program run by one of the consortium partners, The Star Entertainment Group, and TAFE Queensland.
TAFE and Star announced their Queensland Hotel & Hospitality School in June last year, and it has already turned out its first six-star graduates.
Queen’s Wharf Brisbane project will deliver:
- $1.69 Billion annual increase in tourism spend,
- 39 Million additional tourists per annum,
- 12 football fields of enhanced public open space,
- A new pedestrian bridge, the Neville Bonner Bridge, from the CBD to South Bank,
- Will deliver more than $1 Billion to state coffers.