We provide the necessary infrastructure to facilitate trade growth through the sustainable planning and development of new facilities and the maintenance and management of existing facilities at the Port of Brisbane.
Over the past 20 years, $1.6 billion has been invested in capital works.
The Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd is committed to infrastructure projects such as construction of Berths 11 & 12 and the development of the award-winning Future Port Expansion area - which will provide a further 230 hectares of port land and increased quay line.
Berth 11 & 12
Construction of the Port of Brisbane’s newest container facilities, Berths 11 and 12 is progressing on schedule. Berth 11 is now complete. The terminal area is under construction by HPH and due for completion this year. Construction of Berth 12 continues and is scheduled for completion in 2013.
Berths 11 and 12 are scheduled to be operational in 2012 and 2014 respectively, with a total quay length of 660 metres and total area of 26 hectares.
Future Port Expansion
Work continues on the award-winning Future Port Expansion area, which will provide a further 230 hectares of port land and increased quay line.
As well as reclaiming the Future Port Expansion area with dredged material, PBPL has embarked on large scale wick drain and vacuum trials to assess the effectiveness of these ground improvement techniques to speed up the consolidation of the dredged mud and deep deposits of soft clay which underlie the area.
The trials have provided successful results, insights and lessons to the accelerated treatment of reclaimed land. Subsequent contracts are underway for treatment of 9.3 hectares with vacuum consolidation and 26 hectares with wick drains.
Port of Brisbane Motorway
The Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads has confirmed the upgrade of Stage 1 and 2 of the Port of Brisbane Motorway. The $385 million contract will deliver a dual carriageway from the existing Gateway Motorway to the start of Port Drive, ensuring the port has reliable road access. As part of the port's privatisation, PBPL was made responsible for the maintenance and future upgrade of Stage 3 of the motorway - a 3.2 kilometre public road. The cost estimates for the future capacity upgrades of the motorway are in the range of $200 million over the next 10 years.
For more information please go to the media statement released on this.
Past Infrastructure Projects
Captain Bishop Bridge
In 2008 PBPL began a project to duplicate the Captain Bishop Bridge and upgrade associated roads at Fisherman Islands.
The upgrade project was completed in August 2011, and included construction of a duplicate bridge, replacement of the existing bridge, and an upgrade of the Lucinda Drive and Port Drive interchange.
General Purpose Berth and Terminal
The 210 metre GP Berth was opened in 2009. The $57 million heavy-lift berth and terminal area is being used to support the growth of bulk and break-bulk cargoes at the Port of Brisbane.
Port Office – PBPL Head Office
Construction of the PBPL Head Office is now completed. This building is PBPL’s new headquarters, and is designed and fitted-out to achieve a 5 star green star rating from the Green Building Council of Australia.
Wharf 10, the seventh dedicated container berth (372m), constructed at a cost of $65 million (officially opened in 2009) is now leased to Patrick Terminals.
The wharf expansion helped facilitate ‘the slide’ of the two container stevedores along the quay line and their expansions to over 900m of quay line each. Patrick operates from berths 8, 9 and 10, while DP World operates from berths 4, 5, 6 and 7.