Kingsford Smith Drive Recreation Hub - Hamilton

Brisbane City Council is committed 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 and enhancing the attraction offered by the Brisbane River as a recreational and tourist destination.

As part of this commitment, a recreation hub has been constructed on Kingsford Smith Drive, opposite Riverview Terrace in Hamilton. The new recreation hub was delivered as part of the Kingsford Smith Drive upgrade.

Project summary

This table includes information about the Kingsford Smith Drive Recreation Hub project.
Address Kingsford Smith Drive, Hamilton
Ward Hamilton
Project outcomes Improve river access and enhance the attraction of the Brisbane River as a recreational and tourist destination
Latest update Construction completed in early March 2020

About the project

The Kingsford Smith Drive Recreation Hub provides an additional river access point for this popular recreational area and a new way for tourists and residents to access the area and local businesses.

The facility can accommodate non-motorised craft including kayaks, canoes and stand up paddleboards, as well as a short term use area for motorised recreational craft or future water taxi passenger pick up and drop off.

The design incorporates flood resilience features, lighting and accessibility considerations.

Project timing

Construction was completed in early March 2020, as part of the Kingsford Smith Drive upgrade.

Council would like to thank the community for their patience while the works were completed.

Operation of the facility

The new facility will allow all crafts to stay for a period of up to two hours unless otherwise signed by Council. The facility is suitable for vessels up to 300 tonnes. People using the recreation hub should 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 consider updating the pontoon to meet the community's needs.

To provide feedback, complete the online form.

More information

If you would like more information about this project, you can:

  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    Kingsford Smith Drive Recreation Hub
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated:10 March 2020