The hunt begins for Queen's Wharf construction workers

Posted: 14th Jun

It may not be based in Logan, but there are opportunities for local workers to help build Brisbane's $3.6 billion Queen's Wharf development.

Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones said the search for 2,000 workers coincided with the first day of construction on the Queen’s Wharf diaphragm wall - a 172-metre concrete wall which will create a watertight underground barrier between the Queen’s Wharf basement and the Brisbane River. 

“Workers will excavate more than 450,000 cubic metres of material over the next 15 months to create a five-level basement for thousands of car parks at Queen’s Wharf,” she said. 

“As the project moves towards peak construction demand, we’ll be recruiting hundreds more construction workers to deliver Queen’s Wharf. 

“Starting this week, tradies and companies interested in working on this project will be able to register their interest online.”

Ms Jones said the launch of the website on Friday morning will be followed by an advertising campaign for more workers in the Courier Mail.

“The website will enable subcontractors, suppliers and individual tradespeople to register their interest to participate over the life of the Queen’s Wharf’s build.

“The Consortium will go live with an Industry Capability Network website, to capture what they expect will be thousands of varied expressions of interest to work-on and supply this massive, game-changing development.

Ms Jones said Multiplex, one of Destination Brisbane Consortium’s contractors, would advertise for a range of workers in Saturday’s Courier Mail.

The fields targeted include; paintingsteel work, glazing, metalwork, carpentry, roofing and hardware supply.

Ms Jones urged workers keen to register their interest to visit