New Farm Park River Hub

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. 

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

Open for use

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.

Using the River Hub

Users of the inner fingers of the pontoon are permitted to stay for a period of up to 2 hours bookings are not required.

The inner pontoons are intended for passive and recreation craft of up to 25 tonnes.

The outer face of the outer pontoon is intended for use by commercial and tour boat vessels of up to 200 tonnes. If pre-booked, tour boat operators will be allowed to stay for a period of up to 30 minutes for pick-up and drop-off. 

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.

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.

On-water 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: 

Find out more about the River Access Network plan.

Last updated: 30 April 2020