Full media statement: Green light for North Bank design
State Cabinet has given the go-ahead to a new design for the $1.7 billion North Bank development, Premier Anna Bligh announced today.
Ms Bligh said construction would start by the middle of next year and be completed in three stages.
A major public plaza now will be built in front of the Commissariat Store and National Trust House, re-creating the original relationship of these early buildings to the river.
A public park at the Alice St end of the site has been added, along with the “missing link” of the bikeway from University to New Farm.
As well as the 50m pool and boardwalk, North Bank will feature a pedestrian bridge to South Bank and a mix of public open space, offices, shops, restaurants and units built to incorporate the latest sustainable design features.
An entry building will open on to a public piazza and there will be a new CityCat terminal and berths for tourist boats.
Ms Bligh said the Government and Multiplex expected to finalise contract negotiations within the next three months.
More information: Premier’s Office 3224 45400
Okay, between this, Hale St, Tank St, the NSBT, the Busway Link, Riverside Park and all the stuff I’m forgetting, we’re going to be pretty busy in 2008.