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Newstead Quays, Brisbane

  • Project Type
  • Passenger and Cruise Facility
  • Client
  • P&O Australia Ltd
  • Project Value
  • AUD 60 million (estimate)
  • Project Period
  • 1989 - present
  • Current Status
  • Completed
  • Services
  • Feasibility Study • Detailed Design • Concept Design


Newstead Quays was a proposed redevelopment of the derelict Newstead Wharves at the downstream end of the Bulimba Reach of the Brisbane  River.  The site consisted of land and marine structures founded on estuarine marine mud overlying clay. The proposed development was three blocks of three to four-storey prestige units, two blocks of six-storey high-class apartment buildings, a 126 module six-storey hotel complex, a retail complex, extensive public areas lining the river bank including amphitheatres, marine museum, BBQ facilities and a promenade stretching the full length of the site and joining into Newstead Park at the Northern end, casual moorings and a 100 berth marina.  All buildings had extensive basements. Total areas were 20,000m2 of residential space, 12,800m2 of commercial space and 17,250m2 of marina.

Cullen Grummitt & Roe was involved with this project from its earliest inception providing technical advice and estimates. CGR documented the demolition of the existing wharves and buildings and provided all civil and structural design including documentation of all building structures and the marine structure.  Included in the marine structure was the layout and design of a 100 berth marina.  Cullen Grummitt & Roe was also responsible for obtaining the various approvals and permits for the marine works.  Construction was deferred when the real estate market slumped.