Bowen Wharf project moving forward

A bright future for the iconic Bowen Wharf has taken a pivotal step forward following the announcement of its Project Director and Lead Design Consultant.

Photo courtesy of NQBP

Nawar Spear has been appointed as Project Director and brings a wealth of experience in developing, planning and delivering large infrastructure programs and major construction projects for Federal and State Government agencies.

Global consultancy firm Arup Australia will lead the design and leverage its extensive experience in crafting acclaimed waterfront destinations to lead the community consultation and deliver a finalized concept design.

Speaking at the Bowen-Collinsville Enterprise Breakfast Forum in Bowen last Friday (16 February), North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) CEO Brendan Webb welcomed the appointments as a major step closer to launching community consultation on the iconic Wharf’s design.

Since the funding announcement, we’ve undertaken a refurbishment study to understand the current condition of the Bowen Wharf and explore feasible refurbishment options,” Mr Webb said. “Working closely with Bowen stakeholders, including the Bowen Chamber of Commerce, Save the Jetty Committee, and the Bowen Collinsville Enterprise, we’ve worked through the findings of the report.”

The Bowen Wharf project was possible thanks to $50 million in funding allocated by the Queensland Government under the 2023-24 Budget.

Information on the Bowen Wharf Project is available on NQBP’s website.