The Queensland Government has signed a deal with Canberra to build a dedicated quarantine facility in Brisbane.
Deputy Premier Steven Miles said it will see the facility built at the Damascus Barracks in Pinkenba.
“This will allow for a 1000 bed quarantine facility to be constructed by the Commonwealth at Damascus Barracks,”
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“With the agreement now in place, and the understanding that once constructed the Queensland Government will operate the facility, the Australian Government can now get on with the job of building it.
“We need it as soon as possible. It’s never been more urgent to have facilities like this one.
It’s expected it will be up and running by the middle of next year.
“We continue to urge the Commonwealth to work with us on additional quarantine facilities including in regional areas that might be able to take pressure off our hotel quarantine system,” Mr Miles added.