Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, Cameron Dick, lifted the heavy vehicle lock out periods at Queen’s Wharf Brisbane Priority Development Area (PDA) on 11 April.
Vehicles greater than 12.5 metres in length will now be able to enter and exit the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane PDA between 7.30am to 9.00am during the morning peak and 4pm and 6.30 pm during the afternoon peak.
“The Palaszczuk Government is looking at ways it can support the construction industry to ensure work continues during this difficult time,” said Dick.
“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.
“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," he said.
Relaxed lock out periods, according to Dick, will help keep the city-changing project moving along.
The decision has been welcomed by the developer, Destination Brisbane Consortium.
Project Director, Simon Crooks, said being allowed truck movements to and from the site for an extra four hours a day will allow the business get more work done and be more efficient 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," said Crooks.
The relaxation of the lock out periods for the PDA is in line with Brisbane City Council’s CBD lock out periods and shall remain in place until further notice.