Brisbane City Council is pleased to announce that the New Farm Riverwalk is now open..
|Address||New Farm to the Brisbane city centre via the Howard Smith Wharf Precinct.|
|Project outcome||To replace the New Farm Riverwalk that was damaged in the January 2011 floods.|
New Farm Riverwalk was officially opened by Lord Mayor Graham Quirk on 21 September 2014.
Commissioning work will continue on the opening span, located at the Merthyr Road end of the walkway, until late October 2014, weather permitting.
Once complete, the opening span or Swing Bridge, will allow boats to access the private moorings located on the inside of the fixed structure. For the safety of pedestrians and cyclists, flashing lights will alert Riverwalk users that the gates are closing while the swing bring is in operation.
Riverwalk can be accessed from the city via the Howard Smith Wharves; entry is located at the end of Boundary Street under the Storey Bridge. From the Southern end, access is via Riverview Court near the end of Merthyr Road at New Farm.
The New Farm Riverwalk is one of Brisbane City Council’s key river connections between New Farm and the Brisbane city centre. The walkway was constructed in 2003 and was used by over 3,000 cyclists, pedestrians and runners daily.
The January 2011 floods caused extensive damage to the original structure, causing a section of it to break and wash away downstream.
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Features of the new Riverwalk include:
The replacement structure will be an important asset for our community and will:
The New Farm Riverwalk is now open.
The Federal and State governments have committed funding to the New Farm Riverwalk replacement.
The total expected cost is approximately $72 million.
If you would like to find out more about the New Farm Riverwalk replacement project, you can:
New Farm Riverwalk Replacement Project
Brisbane City Council
GPO Box 1434
Brisbane Qld 4001