New Farm Park River Hub

Brisbane City Council has completed a new river hub at New Farm Park as part of Council's commitment to improving access to the Brisbane River for residents and visitors.

Summary

This table provides summary information about the New Farm Park River Hub project including address, ward, project outcomes and latest update.
Address New Farm Park, near Brisbane Powerhouse
Ward Central
Project outcomes Improve river access and enhance the attraction of the Brisbane River as a recreational and tourist destination.
Latest update

Construction completed and open for use

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About the project

The New Farm Park River 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 facility will provide a new way for tourists and residents to access New Farm Park, a popular recreational area, Brisbane Powerhouse and surrounding businesses.

The facility is able to accommodate a range of vessels and uses including:

  • opportunities for tour boat operators to pick-up and drop-off passengers
  • short-term use for recreational vessels
  • short-term use for passive crafts such as kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards
  • designated area for potential future water taxi pick-up and drop-off.

Commercial operators booking system

A booking system is in place for the outer pontoon face for commercial operators, allowing a 30 minute drop-off and pick-up function. 

To make a booking for a 30-minute mooring for commercial vessels or tour boat operators, complete and submit the New Farm Park River Hub docking request application.

Operations of the facility

The new facility will allow for passive craft to moor on the inner fingers of the pontoon for a period of up to two hours, unless otherwise signed by Council. Follow the signage at the pontoon.

Council will be monitoring the usage of the pontoon over the next 12 months. We welcome feedback on all operational aspects such as duration of stay, signage and usage. Where possible, Council will look to update the pontoon to meet the community's needs.

To provide feedback, complete the online form.

Safety

Council has erected signage onsite to ensure users are able to familiarise themselves with safe on-water conduct before using the facility.

Council encourages all users to familiarise themselves with the Brisbane River Code of Conduct and the Brisbane RiverShare pocket guide for information on how to safely use the river. The guides can be downloaded from the Queensland Government Maritime Safety Queensland website.

Fishing 

Fishing is currently allowed on the pontoon, however boating activities take priority. No cast nets or crab potting activities are permitted on the pontoon to ensure the safety of all users.

Council requests users of the river hub follow signage on the pontoon.

More information

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

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

Find out more about the River Access Network plan.

Last updated:26 August 2019