Dutton Park Recreation Hub | Brisbane City Council

Dutton Park Recreation Hub

Brisbane City Council is committed to improving access to the Brisbane River for residents and visitors, encouraging greater use of the city’s recreational facilities and enhancing the attraction offered by the river as a recreational and tourist destination.  

As part of this commitment, Council is re-purposing the former Dutton Park ferry terminal site to accommodate a recreation hub.  


Address TJ Memorial Drive, Dutton Park
Ward The Gabba
Project outcomes Improve river access and enhance the attraction of the Brisbane River as a recreational and tourist destination.
Latest update

Fabrication off-site started in August 2018. On-site construction started in early October 2018.

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About the project

The Dutton Park Recreation Hub is part of Council’s River Access Network, which aims to encourage recreational and tourism activities on the river and to create new lifestyle and leisure opportunities.

The Dutton Park Recreation Hub will provide another way for kayakers and canoeists to access the river and a new way for tourists and residents to access the area.

Once completed, the facility will be able to accommodate a range of vessels and uses including:

  • launching and short-term use of passive crafts such as kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards
  • short-term use for recreational vessels
  • potential future water taxi pick-up and drop-off point
  • a rest point or destination within a network of other public pontoons.

The proposed design incorporates flood resilience features, lighting and improved connectivity from the adjacent car park.


The majority of the construction works will be undertaken from 6.30am to 6.30pm, Monday to Saturday. Throughout construction, properties in close proximity to the pontoon site may experience some construction noise, and vehicle movements with reversing alarms. A section of the existing car park will be required to be closed while the works are being completed for safe site access.

For the safety of workers and pedestrian/parkers, Council contractors will need to occupy the lower section of the car park at Dutton Park, near the Eleanor Schonell Bridge, for the works to be completed. 

During construction, piling works will be undertaken for up to three weeks. The piling works will involve using a barge to drive the piles into position using a combination of vibration and/or hammering methods. During the piling works, residents in close proximity to the works may experience an increase in noise and some vibration. Council’s contractor will avoid piling activities in the early morning wherever possible.

Every effort will be made to minimise disruption to the local community during this work. Council is committed to keeping local residents informed and will provide advance notice of any out-of-hours works and anticipated construction impacts. We apologise for any inconvenience these works may cause and appreciate your patience while these important works are completed.

Project timing

Off-site fabrication started in August 2018 and on-site works started in early October.

Council is committed to keeping local residents informed and will provide advance notification prior to the start of construction on site.

More information

If you would like to provide comments, ask questions or find out more about the Dutton Park Recreation Hub project: 

  • phone the project team on 1800 884 681
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 (after hours)
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    Dutton Park Recreation Hub project
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.

Find out more about the River Access Network plan.

12 February 2019