The Queensland Government has changed the name of the Government Precinct Redevelopment to Queen’s Wharf Brisbane. The change was announced in state parliament by Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney on 21 November 2014.
In his announcement, Mr Seeney acknowledged the history of the precinct. ‘Queen’s Wharf was the entrance to the colony and Queen’s Wharf Road was the access point for all the supplies that came into the colony into Queen Street, William Street and George Street.’
Mr Seeney indicated the change of name gives a clear identity to the place and reconnects Brisbane’s city centre to the river and its historic links in the vicinity of William Street. Mr Seeney said, ‘Queen’s Wharf will one day become nationally and internationally recognised as one of Brisbane’s icons.’ The development of a casino in the area is a possibility.
By the end of 2013 private sector expressions of interest for the redevelopment of the precinct will be called.