Murarrie Recreation Hub - Murrarie
Brisbane City Council is planning to construct a new recreation hub at Metroplex Avenue Park, Murarrie.
|Address||Metroplex Avenue Park, 69 Metroplex Avenue, Murarrie|
|Project outcomes||Improve access to the Brisbane River and encourage greater use of recreational facilities.|
Construction starting in mid-September 2019.
About the project
The Murarrie Recreation Hub is part of Council's commitment to:
- improving access to the Brisbane River for residents and visitors
- promoting an active and healthy lifestyle by encouraging greater use of the city's recreational facilities
- enhancing the attraction offered by the Brisbane River as a recreational and tourist destination.
The existing public platform (a fixed fishing platform) at this location was identified to be in poor conditions. It will be removed and replaced with a multi-purpose recreation hub.
The Murarrie Recreation Hub will be able to facilitate 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.
Fishing activities will be allowed on the pontoon, however boating and passive craft activities will have priority.
Access to this facility is off 69 Metroplex Avenue in Murarrie through a shared footpath through the park.
The area is expanding with new development and the facility will not only be a link in the River Access Network but will also provide a key access point for river users to access local amenities.
Following investigations in late 2018, Council advised that the location at Metroplex Avenue Park in Murarrie will provide the greatest level of accessibility for users, while having minimal impacts on the surrounding environment.
Construction will take place primarily from the water, involving piling activities and attachment of the pontoons to the piles. Lighting and services will be installed on the pontoons and minor landscaping and footpath works will also occur where the recreation hub meets the park.
The majority of the construction works will be undertaken from 6.30am to 6.30pm Monday to Saturday. Some construction related noise and vehicle movements with reversing alarms may be heard throughout construction.
A small section of Metroplex Avenue Park and the existing pedestrian footpath near the works will be temporarily closed to allow for the works to be completed safely. Access to and through the park will be maintained at all times. For your safety and the safety of workers, look for signage and possible access changes during construction.
Piling works will be undertaken for up to three weeks and will involve using a barge to drive the piles into position using a combination of vibration and/or hammering methods. Some land-based piling works may also be required. During piling works, park users, residents and businesses 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. Council apologises in advance for any inconvenience caused by these works. We appreciate your patience while these important works are completed.
Site works, including the demolition of the existing pontoon, will start from mid-September 2019 and will occur concurrently with the offsite fabrication of the pontoon and pile elements. Construction is anticipated to be completed and open for use in early 2020, weather and construction conditions permitting.
If you would like to provide comments, ask questions or find out more about the Murrarie Recreation Hub:
- phone the project team on 1800 884 681
- phone Council on 07 3403 8888 (after hours)
- email the project team
- write to:
Murrarie Recreation Hub
City Projects Office
Brisbane City Council
GPO Box 1434
Brisbane Qld 4001.