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.
The West End Recreation Hub (part of Council's River Access Network) accommodates 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.
Using the recreation hub
The facility allows 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.
Fishing is currently allowed on the pontoon, however boating activities take priority. Cast nets and crab potting activities are not permitted on the pontoon to ensure the safety of all users.
Users of the river hub should follow signage at the pontoon.
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.
View a slideshow of images of the West End Recreation Hub below. Alternatively, you can view this slideshow in Flickr.