It’s one of Brisbane’s most cherished assets and like many, the Queensland Cultural Centre fell victim to the recent flood.
32 million litres of flood water impacted the Cultural centre – that’s almost 13 Olympic-sized swimming pools worth.
The damage was extensive with basements and carparks inundated, impacting critical building services and access.
A workforce of 200 people worked relentlessly to clean out 3 million litres of sludge.
Thanks to their exhaustive efforts the centre is reopen and ready to welcome Audiences once again.
From Friday 18 March QPAC’s Lyric Theatre, the Queensland Museum and GOMA will reopen with State Library of Queensland due to reopen later next week.
Minister for Arts Leeanne Enoch said the recovery effort has been monumental.
“QPAC is a leader in presenting exceptional performing arts, and the team are working hard to reopen its other venues and theatres to connect audiences with its rich program of cultural experiences in a staged approach,” Minister Enoch said.
“QAGOMA is opening its doors from 10am tomorrow for the public to once again visit the internationally acclaimed tenth edition of the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, taking place on Friday night and again on Saturday night.
“While the World Science Festival Brisbane was not able to go ahead with its physical events, Queensland Museum re-imagined the Brisbane-based event with an online program, and will deliver Curiosity later in the year.”