Howard Smith Wharves | Brisbane City Council

Howard Smith Wharves

Brisbane City Council is committed to the restoration of the Howard Smith Wharves site to create an exciting new public precinct on the banks of the Brisbane River.

To support the site's revitalisation, amendments to the New Farm and Teneriffe Hill Local Plan came into effect in December 2013.

This amendment will assist the redevelopment process to maximise benefits of the site for the broader community.


The Howard Smith Wharves site is located on the northern side of the Brisbane River, under the Story Bridge at Petrie Bight. It is 3.43 hectares in area and operated as a cargo wharf until the 1960s. It is one of the last remaining wharf sites in the city centre.

Map of Howard Smith Wharves

View Howard Smith Wharves in a larger map.

Howard Smith Wharves Revitalisation Project

Find out more about Council's plans to restore the site and current projects.

Site history

Howard Smith Wharves is a culturally and historically significant site in Brisbane. Read about its development as a wharf and subsequent uses.

Frequently asked questions about Howard Smith Wharves

Learn more about the Howard Smith Wharves project by reading responses to frequently asked questions.

03 October 2018