The Star Brisbane
The Star Brisbane CEO David Finch

The first phase of the highly anticipated The Star Brisbane is set to launch on Thursday August 29, 2024, with a stream of restaurants, bars and public spaces to launch throughout the remainder of the year in a multi-phased reveal of the $3.6 billion Queen’s Wharf Brisbane precinct.

“Like the rest of Brisbane, I am excited for this game-changing development to invigorate the CBD, including our nighttime economy and we will soon announce more exact dates for the diary,” said The Star Brisbane Chief Executive Officer, Daniel Finch.

“Fittingly, public spaces will be among the first areas to be opened and that includes the viewing platform on Sky Deck, Miller Park, and of course the Neville Bonner Bridge linking Queen’s Wharf to South Bank.

“We are thrilled to be commencing our phased opening to coincide with Brisbane’s biggest party, Brisbane Festival however the transformed grassed public areas along the river including The Landing and Finger Wharves will open after Riverfire.”

Finch said The Event Centre is ready to host a full calendar of events and conferences from early September and The Star Grand is set to open bookings soon.

“We are preparing at full throttle to welcome our first guests to the five-star The Star Grand with bookings to open very soon,” he said.

Earlier this month, Queensland Premier Steven Miles announced that a Night Life Economy Commissioner will be appointed, a move that Finch has welcomed, saying the opening of live entertainment venue LiveWire will support Brisbane’s nightlife.  

“LiveWire will be one of our first venues to open, supporting and enhancing the growth of Brisbane’s nighttime entertainment economy,” he said.

“LiveWire will be a safe and vibrant venue bringing the soundtrack of Brisbane to life with a lineup of music, comedy, live acts, special events and late-night entertainment.”

Finch said The Star’s remediation plan to transform its culture, governance, technology and operations is also a key focus.

“We are subject to regulatory and government approvals and as such our remediation is crucial and will ensure we deliver the best possible outcomes,” Finch said.

“We have a responsibility to our community, our guests and our team members to be better and provide the safest environment possible across the entire business.”