A new project is taking shape at a new Queensland government building site.
Construction crews are installing a series of steel-reinforced concrete walls, to protect the building from further fire.
The first concrete wall will be built in two weeks.
It will be replaced by a series on the west side of the building.
“We’re putting the building together on the south side to give people a bit of protection,” Mr O’Neill said.
“The whole south side of that building, it’s going to be a protected site for the building, so we’re really hoping people will come in, take some time and enjoy it.”
“I’d like to see it be a lot safer to live in.”
The new building will have the capacity for 10,000 people and is expected to open in 2019.
A $30 million grant to the Queensland Government has been announced for a safety initiative to improve fire safety in the state’s largest city.
Construction will begin in July and be completed in 2023.
The project will be funded by the Government of Queensland’s Building Safety Fund.
The $30m will help pay for:A 24-hour emergency response team and training on fire safety.
An automated fire suppression system to ensure all buildings are safe to live and work in.
A mobile and electronic monitoring system.