Pontoon and river access point repairs

Brisbane City Council maintains a network of public pontoons and river access points. A number of these facilities sustained damage in the February 2022 severe weather event and required repair works. These restoration and repair works have ensured safe operation and optimum access to waterways.

Council is pleased to advise the 6 pontoons have now been repaired and are open to the public. 

Repairs have taken place at the following pontoons:

  • Amazon Place Park pontoon
  • Centenary Rowing Club pontoon
  • Jindalee pontoon
  • Riverhills pontoon
  • Sherwood Arboretum pontoon
  • Tinchi Tamba pontoon.

Council would like to thank the community for their patience while we completed these important works. We hope the community enjoys the new pontoons.

Flood resilience improvements

Council has taken the opportunity to find improvements to the design and structural elements of the pontoons and rebuilt the pontoons stronger and more flood resilient. We are confident that the new pontoons will be more robust in the event of a flood event.

Flood resilient features at the pontoons may include:

  • bow-shaped end to deflect debris
  • ‘swim’ end to prevent sinkage
  • increased pile heights to ensure the pontoons remain secure in higher flood waters
  • bigger and stronger piles to prevent moving of the piles
  • a stronger restraint system to ensure the pontoons remain tethered
  • light-weight aluminium pontoon that is ‘fully fabricated’ and able to be repaired easier if damaged
  • a Styrofoam-free, environmentally friendly pontoon.

Note: not all flood resilience features will be applicable to all pontoons.

If you would like to discuss the design or if you have any other further questions, please contact Council’s 24 hour Contact Centre on (07) 3403 8888.

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