West End Recreation 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. 

This table provides summary information about the West End Public Pontoon project including address, ward, project outcomes and latest update.
Address Riverside Drive, West End
Ward The Gabba
Latest update

Open for use.

About the project

The West End Recreation Hub will be able to facilitate a range of vessels and uses including:

  • launching and short-term use of passive crafts such as kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards
  • short-term use for motorised recreational vessels
  • potential future water taxi pick-up and drop-off point
  • pick-up and drop-off for commercial vessels
  • a rest point or destination within a network of other public pontoons.

Fishing activities will be allowed on the pontoon, however boating and passive craft activities will have priority.

Using the Recreation Hub

The new facility will allow users to stay for a period of up to two hours, unless otherwise signed by Council. The facility is suitable for vessels up to 75 tonnes. Follow the signage at the pontoon.

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

To provide feedback on the pontoon, complete the online feedback form.


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

Council encourages all users to also familiarise themselves with the Brisbane River Code of Conduct and the Brisbane RiverShare pocket guide for further information on how to safety use the river. These guides are able to be accessed via the Queensland Government's Maritime Safety Queensland website.

More information

If you would like to provide comments, ask questions or find out more about the West End Recreation Hub project: 

Find out more about the River Access Network plan.

Last updated:30 April 2020