The Queensland Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Australian government to build the Pinkenba quarantine facility. This is a significant milestone for construction, as it will allow them to proceed on their end and finally get this project started!
The Federal Government has proposed a 1000 bed facility to be built on an Army barracks located in the industrial area of Pinkenba, meters from Brisbane Airport. The Commonwealth Department for Finance identified Damascus Barracks as a suitable site due to its size and access by the airport because it is owned by them too!
The proposed facility would be constructed by mid-2022 and it’s exciting to know that the Queensland Government supports a regional quarantine facility at Wellcamp.