The state government is poised to transform Brownfields in Queensland into luxury flats with more than 30 bedrooms, four-car garages and private balconies.
The project will create 1,000 jobs and create 3,000 new homes in the state, with most of the work expected to be done by 2019.
It will also see the state’s first brownfield site being built, and the state-owned project will be one of the first major infrastructure projects in Queensland in a decade.
The brownfields are land that has historically been used for mining, agriculture and logging.
They are a remnant of an era when land was owned by the people themselves and many of the structures have long been abandoned.
However, since the Queensland Government started the brownfield process in the late 1980s, there has been a massive growth in mining and logging in the region.
Over the past decade, the area has seen more than 600 new brownfields, more than half of which were declared in the past two years.
As a result, Queensland’s brownfields have seen a massive rise in construction.
Construction has increased by more than 3,500 per cent in the last decade.
Queensland’s brownfield boom has seen a huge growth in construction, with the Queensland Infrastructure Authority saying the state is on track to see construction of 2,000 homes a year by 2019-20.
“The brownfield area in Queensland has been one of our most significant economic growth areas,” Queensland Infrastructure Minister Stephen Conroy said.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has said that the government will work with the local communities to ensure the new project is environmentally responsible.
She said the government is committed to supporting the development of the project and will make sure the communities benefit from the construction and that jobs are created for Queenslanders.
“Queenslanders can expect to see new housing, jobs, new green spaces and an even more exciting future for our community,” Ms Palasazczuk said.