Queensland Aquarium and Maritime Museum
World class tourist attraction
Construction costs estimated at over $100 million
Queensland Aquarium and Maritime Museum consortium comprised of Queensland Maritime Museum, Crossley Architects and Advanced Aquarium Technologies
Stage 2: Detailed Proposal stage of the market-led proposal process
Delivery period (if approved to proceed):
The Queensland Aquarium and Maritime Museum (QAMM) consortium is preparing a detailed proposal to redevelop the existing Queensland Maritime Museum and build a new, world-class aquarium alongside Brisbane’s South Bank on government land.
Under the proposal historical maritime artefacts, books, documents and photographs would be preserved and an economy-boosting tourist destination built in the heart of Brisbane next to South Bank and connecting to Brisbane City, the Botanical Gardens and the soon-to-be-built Queen’s Wharf development via the Goodwill Bridge.
The proponent estimates that the project will attract up to 750,000 visitors a year and inject up to $200 million a year to the Queensland economy and create ongoing employment. The government is awaiting a detailed proposal for consideration.
Unique competitive advantage:
The location will improve the viability of the Queensland Maritime Museum and connects to Brisbane’s South Bank, the Botanical Gardens and the soon to-be-built Queen’s Wharf development.
Will deliver a new economy boosting tourist destination, while also preserving and improving the Queensland Maritime Museum.
Funded by the private sector.