'Mega Cruise Ship' Terminal for Brisbane
Last week it was announced that a mega cruise ship terminal could be built in Brisbane after city councillors voted in favour of the project.
Under the proposal, the existing cruise terminal at Portside Wharf would be upgraded to allow larger cruise ships, such as the 345 metre long Queen Mary 2, to dock. The current terminal is only capable of welcoming ships up to 270 metres in length, including the P&O Aurora and the Oriana, but it is unable to handle mega ships.
The project is part of a wider draft Pinkenba/Eagle Farm neighbourhood plan - a document Brisbane councillors approved at a council meeting last week. Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk says a world class terminal is essential for the city's economic development.
"From both an economic and a tourism point of view it makes sense that we have a terminal that not only harbours the big ships but also shows the best of Brisbane when people dock," he said.
However, it could be up to 10 years before the terminal is built, as the proposal is part of a long-term plan.
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