Details About The Elizabeth Quay
The Elizabeth Quay is a $440 million waterfront development that has been looked forward to for some time. The opening of the Elizabeth Quay attracted thousands of guests hoping for a first look at this amazing waterfront development.
It took almost four years to complete this vast project. Although construction took six months more than expected, it still came in on budget. Elizabeth Quay had its official public grand opening on Friday, January 29.
The quay was officially opened at 4 pm by Premier Colin Barnett. This opening kicked off a three-day celebration. The 1920s inspired carnival celebration included nightly laser shows, performances, and other activities from the Fringe World Fairground.
This family-friendly carnival had several food and beverage stands for attendees. However, the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority warned that several outlets located in the 2.7-hectare inlet would not be ready for the opening. In fact, The rooftop bar, The Reveley, did not open until April and the family restaurant, The Isle of Voyage, did not open until March. Several temporary vendors set up pop-up locations at the event as many of the cafes, restaurants, bars and kiosks were not ready to open up.
The Elizabeth Quay is expected to receive more than four million visitors each year. It features a water park, short-stay boat moorings, a nature-based playground on the island location, restaurants and some other small businesses.
The Esplanade Train Station and Busport changed its name as part of the transformation. They were renamed the Elizabeth Quay Station and the Elizabeth Quay Bus Station.
There was a nightly laser, and light shows to mark the grand opening of the event between the hours of 8 pm and 10 pm for the first three weeks in celebration of the opening.
Six land parcels have been sold so far, and two other lots are currently being assessed and have interested parties looking at them.
The Ritz-Carton, a luxury 5-star hotel, and a 379 unit residential apartment complex began building at the first of the year in 2016. The hotel is the perfect place for visitors to stay and enjoy the Elizabeth Quay. Chevron Australia headquarters and Brookfield Properties are both building facilities in the quay as well.