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Queensland’s State Development Minister has waived the heavy vehicle lock out periods to help in the development of the $3.6 billion Queen’s Wharf Brisbane project.
Vehicles larger than 12.5 metres in length will now be permitted to enter and exit the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane Priority Development Area (PDA) between 7:30am and 9am during the morning peak and 4pm and 6:30pm during the afternoon peak.
State Development Minister Cameron Dick said the move was made to support the construction industry and to ensure work can carry on during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The relaxation of the lock out periods for the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane project continues our commitment in driving economic development and support construction activity in a safe and efficient manner,” he said.
“In normal circumstances the heavy vehicle lock out periods are an important way to manage peak period traffic in and out of the CBD. However, in these unprecedented times and with a significant reduction in CBD peak period traffic, I have lifted the heavy vehicle lock out period.
“The relaxation of these lock out periods will help keep this city-changing project moving along,” Dick said.
The decision has been welcomed by the developer, Destination Brisbane Consortium.
Project Director Simon Crooks said being granted truck movements to and from the site for an additional four hours a day will give us the opportunity to get more work completed and be more effective and productive.
“We are working hard to continue to deliver Queen’s Wharf Brisbane and this decision will greatly assist us to make sure we can keep this development on track,” Crooks said,
The relaxation of the lock out periods for the PDA is in line with Brisbane City Council’s CBD lock out periods and will stay in place until further notice.