Queensland‘s Government signed (16-Aug-2021) an MoU on the Australian Government’s Pinkenba quarantine facility. The Commonwealth Government has proposed a 1000 bed facility to be built on a 30 hectare army barracks located in the industrial area of Pinkenba, close to Brisbane Airport. The Commonwealth Department of Finance identified the Damascus Barracks as a suitable site, due to its size, access to an international airport, proximity to a principal referral hospital and because it is Commonwealth owned. The proposed facility would be constructed by mid 2022. Deputy Premier Steven Miles said to reduce use of hotel quarantine, the Queensland Government also supports a regional quarantine facility at Wellcamp.