Cranes on the Brisbane CBD skyline — where are they?

Former Premier of Queensland, the late Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen was reported to measure the state’s prosperity by looking out his window in the¬†Parliamentary¬†Annex and counting the cranes on the Brisbane CBD skyline.

I have been working from a client’s office in the Brisbane CBD recently and it dawned on me — there is only one crane on the CBD’s skyline. What does that say about the current state of Queensland’s economy?

Only one crane on the Brisbane CBD skyline

Only one crane on the Brisbane CBD skyline

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