Plans for a new international mega-cruise ship terminal in Brisbane have been welcomed by the Taxi Council of Queensland (TCQ).
Chief executive officer Blair Davies said when completed, the terminal, to be built at Luggage Point, would provide a significant boost for the state’s tourism industry.
“Cruising is growing in popularity nowadays and the cruise ship industry injects a significant amount of revenue into tourism both here and overseas,” he said.
“While it will have an economic benefit for the tourism industry, the terminal will also have positive spinoff benefits for other associated services, not to mention job creation.”
Mr Davies said the taxi industry will have an important role to play in the design and development of infrastructure for the cruise ship industry and its passengers.
“Taxis are safe, accessible and trusted means of transport for international visitors.
“When passengers arrive in Brisbane and want to explore the tourist destinations that the southeast has to offer, taxis will be one of the best ways for them to get around.”
Mr Davies said TCQ stands ready to offer its expertise when site planners are designing taxi ranks and general access to the new facility.