Queensland sign off on ‘urgent’ Brisbane quarantine facility

The Queensland and Federal Government have reached an agreement over the construction and management of the proposed Pinkenba Quarantine Facility at Brisbane.

Announcing the finalisation of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two governments this morning, Deputy Premier Steven Miles said the site was needed "as soon as possible".

The 1000-bed quarantine facility near Brisbane's International and Domestic Airport is set to be completed by mid-2022, with the site's construction agreed to be managed by the Commonwealth.

Once completed, the site will be managed by the State Government.

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The Queensland Government has announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Federal Government regarding the proposed Pinkenba Quarantine Facility at Brisbane.Queensland Deputy Premier Steven Miles earlier said that the site was needed "as soon as possible" and again urged the Federal Government to expand its scope towards other facilities in the state's west.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the facility was "long overdue", and it would take pressure off the state's hotel quarantine system.

"Dedicated quarantine facilities are long overdue. We have been calling for them since at least December last year," Ms Palaszczuk said.

"With New South Wales in lockdown, we cannot afford more leaks from hotel quarantine."


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