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. 

As part of this commitment, a Recreation Hub has been constructed on Riverside Drive, between Kurilpa Street and Rogers Street in West End. 


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
Project outcomes Improve river access and enhance the attraction of the Brisbane River as a recreational and tourist destination.
Latest update

Construction completed.

About the project

The West End 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 paddle boards as well as a short term use area for motorized 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 started in July 2018 and was completed in early October 2018.

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 75 tonnes. 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 look to update the pontoon to meet the community's needs.

To provide feedback, complete the online form.

More information

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

  • phone the project team on 1800 884 681
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 (after hours)
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    West End Recreation Hub project
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated: 9 January 2023

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