Brisbane needs a world-class, city-based arena for shows, indoor sporting matches and visiting spectaculars along with another city-based university campus. Currently, arena spectaculars and live shows use non-purpose built stadiums or venues a significant distance from the city centre.
Brisbane should be a thriving, modern city at all times. Labor’s on-again, off-again lockout laws damaged our reputation as a world-class city and Brisbane needs a project that will help it become Australia’s cultural and events capital.
A purpose-built entertainment and education hub located in the CBD would complement the Queens Wharf Development, together with the cultural and arts precinct at South Bank and Suncorp Stadium. The Brisbane Entertainment and Education Precinct (B.E.E.P) would deliver integrated links between these important spaces to create a truly modern and strategically linked city.
Queensland is crying out for innovative, private sector-led proposals like B.E.E.P. Under Labor these projects have stalled. Labor’s Market-Led Proposals framework has delivered just one project in two years and boasts a success rate of less than one per cent.
In government, the LNP worked with the private sector to deliver important, transformative projects like the:
- Queens Wharf Development
- $1.8 billion Sunshine Coast University Hospital
- $10 billion Bruce Highway Action Plan
- Toowoomba Second Range Crossing in partnership with Nexus Infrastructure, and
- 10 new schools built and delivered in high-growth areas in partnership with the Plenary Schools Consortium.
Working with the private sector, government can unlock value and deliver a new experience and asset base for Queenslanders which generates more economic investment, activity and most importantly up to 7,750 jobs.
OUR REAL PLAN
A Tim Nicholls-led LNP Government will grant AEG Ogden and their partners an exclusive mandate to develop what they refer to as the ‘Brisbane Live’ project.
The LNP’s vision for this project includes a new university campus, a 17,000 seat arena, film and production studios, a world-class public square, a new commercial and residential precinct, 12 hectares of new public space, a health hub and new pedestrian access to other entertainment spaces in Brisbane City.
The LNP will work with AEG Ogden and their partners to facilitate the delivery of this transformative project through our supercharged Market-Led Proposals (MLP) policy. While private sector proposals have stalled under Labor’s failing MLP framework, the LNP will work to make them a reality.
The LNP will make B.E.E.P a Priority Development Area.
It’s estimated this $2.5 billion project could deliver up to 7,750 jobs during construction.
The ongoing benefits of B.E.E.P for students, entertainers, catering businesses, film and production industries, construction firms, visitors to Brisbane and the thousands of other businesses that will service the new precinct will last for decades to come.
The LNP will work to deliver the Brisbane Entertainment and Education Precinct through our supercharged Market-Led Proposals policy so we can create jobs and build a better Queensland.