Brilliance of the Seas cruise ship, Royal Carribean International.
Brilliance of the Seas cruise ship, Royal Carribean International.

New $100m cruise ship terminal set for Brisbane

SOME  of the world's largest cruise ships could be arriving in Brisbane from mid-2019 with plans for the city's second cruise ship terminal to be built in a $100 million project near Brisbane Airport.

Queensland Cabinet is about to debate a proposal from the private sector to build Brisbane's second cruise ship terminal which would be able to accommodate superliners by early 2019.

Taxpayers will have to contribute nothing to get the deep-water cruise ship terminal project up and running, according to key sources.

Cabinet - either at the first meeting on January 25 or early in February - will discuss a proposal to build a $100 million purpose-built cruise ship terminal on land on the north side of the mouth of the Brisbane River at Luggage Point. The site is near Myrtletown.

Cabinet is set to discuss a "market-led proposal" from two of the world's largest cruise ship operators - Royal Carribean International and Carnival Cruises - to build the terminal in deep water at the mouth of the Brisbane River.

More on this at Brisbanetimes.com.au



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