River Access Network

Council is developing an implementation plan for a world-class network of river access infrastructure for residents and tourists to enjoy the Brisbane River. Key opportunities include:
  • Tour boats – expanded opportunities for pick-up and drop-off of tour boat passengers at key riverside destinations.
  • Water taxis – a new transport alternative for Brisbane, on-demand water taxis are well suited to small  group travel for recreation or business as they directly link high density residential areas with key destinations.
  • Kayaks, canoes and paddle boards – an expanded network of access points for these craft at regular intervals along the river.
  • Yachts, small boats and jet skis – new opportunities for short-term tie-up of recreational craft at key destinations.
  • Helipad – a potential city centre tourist helipad will unlock a new way for tourists to appreciate the beauty of Brisbane from the air.

River Access Network Map

View the draft river access network map and provide your feedback and ideas. 

To provide your feedback on the proposed activities and locations of river access infrastructure, you can:

Register for updates

To register for future updates on the river’s edge strategy and river access infrastructure, or to be involved in implementation of key projects complete the form

River's Edge Strategy

The River's Edge Strategy is Council’s plan to improve access and activity on and alongside the inner-city reaches of the Brisbane River. The strategy guides the enhancement of the river’s recreational and economic development opportunities over the next 10 years. 

A range of potential projects are identified to encourage residents, businesses and tourists to make better use of the Brisbane River and its edges from the suburbs of St Lucia and Yeronga to Bulimba and Hamilton.

The strategy was developed and refined using ideas and feedback from Brisbane residents, businesses and river user groups received through public consultation during October 2012 and June 2013.

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You can download the strategy or the one-page quick reference guide: 

Strategy summary

The River’s Edge Strategy is set out under the four themes of Place, Play, Connect and Enable.

Potential projects for consideration and possible implementation by government, industry or community groups are presented under each theme.

Find out about the potential projects for each theme.

Rivers Edge Strategy theme Place - How we deal with the river as a space, as well as spaces along the river's edge.
Rivers Edge Strategy theme Play - Activities that occure on or next to the river
Rivers Edge Strategy theme Connect - How people move on, next to and across the river
Rivers Edge Strategy theme Enable - How the river is promoted and managed by Council, QLD Government, business, residents and the community
23 June 2017