Brisbane’s New Cruise Terminal to Open in 2020
A new international cruise terminal will be operating in Brisbane within two years after Port of Brisbane and Carnival Australia reached a commercial agreement. The Brisbane International Cruise Terminal (BICT) at Luggage Point will be operating by mid-2020 and is expected to generate almost AUD 5 billion in economic value for the Queensland economy alone within fifteen years. The amended agreement between the duo follows the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) conditional approval of the project last month.
Carnival secures preferential berthing rights at new Brisbane terminal
Carnival Corporation has secured preferential berthing rights at the Port of Brisbane’s new AUS$158 million international cruise terminal after the companies’ agreement was approved by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). According to the agreement, Carnival will pay a fixed annual amount to the Port of Brisbane for 15 years in return for preferential berthing rights at the new terminal. This gives the cruise corporation first choice of 100 days at the terminal each year, up to a maximum of four days a week.
Cruise terminal road project comes at cost of $5 million to Brisbane City Council
UPGRADES to roads connecting the $100 million cruise ship terminal at Luggage Point to the rest of Brisbane will come at a cost to Brisbane City Council. Port of Brisbane’s proposal for an International Cruise Ship Terminal near the mouth of the Brisbane River is being assessed by the state government and, pending approval, construction should begin in 2018 for a 2019 launch. The council’s Infrastructure Committee was told there was an “in principle agreement” between the council and Port of Brisbane to evenly split the cost of road upgrades near the development. A council officer said an analysis of the roads between Kingsford Smith Drive and Luggage Point had found the upgrades would cost a total of $10 million, with Brisbane City Council to cover about $5 million. http://www.couriermail.com.au/questnews/cruise-terminal-road-project-comes-at-cost-of-5-million-to-brisbane-city-council/news-story/8ae1aa15b58659831010cc76a1966ec7Upload News