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 require repair works. These restoration and repair works are required to ensure safe operation and optimum access to waterways.
|Latest update||Jamboree Ward Pontoons - start of construction - 28 August 2023|
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Although Council’s priority after the February 2022 severe weather event has been the repair of public ferry service infrastructure, we are now progressing the reinstatement of pontoons and river access point assets.
Council are pleased to advise that we have now awarded contract for the works and are currently undertaking off-site fabrication of the new pontoons and gangways.
We understand the importance of these pontoons for residents use and are prioritising the order of works with the level of community use in mind.
Further information, including construction impacts and timing, will be confirmed once pre-start activities are complete.
While there have been some delays to works commencing, Council have taken the opportunity to find improvements to the design and structural elements of the pontoons and will be building the pontoons back stronger and more flood resilient. We are confident that the new pontoons will be more robust in the event of a flood event.
- 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 aluminum pontoon that is ‘fully fabricated’ and able to be repaired easier if damaged
- a Styrofoam-free, environmentally friendly pontoon.
Expected opening December 2023.
Expected opening December 2023
On-site repairs will be intermittent from late-August 2023. Off-site manufacturing underway.
Expected opening November 2023.
|Amazon Place Park Pontoon||
Expected opening early-2024.
|Sherwood Arboretum Pontoon||Preparing for repair works.|
|Tinchi Tamba Boat Ramp Access Pontoon||Open.|