It’s time to have your say and activate your voice!

The Queen’s Wharf precinct has been identified by the Queensland government as a “Priority Development Area” [PDA] – this means it has been identified for accelerated development, with a focus on economic growth.

The proposed Queen’s Wharf PDA was declared on November 28, 2014, and went to public notification in 2015.  There were 34 submissions received during this time (including one from the National Trust of Australia Queensland), voicing both concern and support.  The government approved the PDA on 28 January 2016.

Extending from the current Treasury Casino building at the top of the Queen Street Mall to Alice Street, and from the Brisbane River’s edge to George Street, the precinct covers more than 26 hectares across land and water – it will one of Brisbane’s largest developments and it contains some of Brisbane’s oldest surviving buildings in a unique former government complex.

The project’s proponents have prepared a Plan of Development in order to seek Development Approval for this project.  The Plan of Development includes extensive associated documentation and details how the precinct’s cultural and built heritage will be retained and re-used as part of the development.

The NTAQ has reviewed the extensive project documentation and made a submission on the proposed development.

To view the submission go here and to view the:



October 2017
National Trust of Australia (QLD) Call to Action:

Submissions close on Thursday 19th October at 4pm for the Queen’s Wharf – one of Brisbane’s largest developments that includes 12 places listed on the Queensland Heritage Register.

To find out more visit current development DEV2017/846 on the following website:

The Queensland Government, Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning, Priority Development Area development applications.

The NTAQ has reviewed the extensive development documents and prepared a submission on this project.

Copies of the NTAQ’s detailed submission and a Position Paper on the proposed development, which summarises our submission are available for you to download.

Please use these documents to prepare your own submission – every voice counts!  Please ensure that if you are directly copying the words in our reports, that you properly quote and reference them.