August opening date for Queen’s Wharf

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The first stage of the Queens Wharf development will open in August. | Photo: Supplied by Star Entertainment Group

The first phase of the Queen’s Wharf entertainment precinct, on the banks of the Brisbane River, will open in August.

Star Entertainment Group announced on the weekend that The Star Brisbane would open on August 29 as part of a multi-phase opening of the $3.6 billion precent opposite Brisbane city’s South Bank.

The Star Brisbane CEO Daniel Finch said from late August into September and throughout the remainder of 2024, a steady stream of new restaurants, bars, public spaces and destinations would begin opening, enlivening the previously under-utilised 12 hectares of river’s edge.

“Public spaces will be among the first areas to be opened and that includes the viewing platform on Sky Deck, Miller Park, and Brisbane’s newest bridge, the Neville Bonner Bridge linking Queen’s Wharf to South Bank,” Mr Finch said.

Other areas to open as part of the first phase include:

  • Artworks throughout the precinct including a signature piece from home-grown, internationally-recognised artist Lindy Lee.
  • The Event Centre.
  • The five-star The Star Grand hotel, with bookings to open soon.
  • A collection of dining and leisure experiences.

Mr Finch said the opening would be planned and there would be a phased roll out over many weeks and in numerous stages.

“We want to ensure our team members are prepared, our facilities have been tested, our processes are right and importantly our guests have an exceptional experience that they will talk about and come back to experience again,” he said.

“Not everything will open all at once on day one.

“That also means returning guests will find something new to experience, not just here at The Star but also across both sides of the river.”

Mr Finch also highlighted he is equally as focused on The Star’s remediation plan to transform its culture, governance, technology and operations.

“We are subject to regulatory and government approvals and as such our remediation is crucial and will ensure we deliver the best possible outcomes.”