Riverhills Recreation Hub

Brisbane City Council is pleased to announce a new recreation hub at the end of Sumners Road, in Newcomb Park, Riverhills is now open for use.

Project summary

This table includes project information for the Riverhills Recreation Hub project.
Address 529 Sumners Road, Riverhills (near the Centenary Rowing Club facility in Newcomb Park)
Ward Jamboree
Project outcome To provide an additional river access point for this already popular recreational area
Latest news Construction was completed in June 2020 and the recreation hub is now open for use

About the project

Construction of the facility started in January 2020 and was completed in June 2020. Council thanks the community for their patience while these works were being completed.

The facility has been developed and branded with a similar look-and-feel as Council's other recently completed on-water facilities as part of the River Access Network.

The Riverhills Recreation Hub provides an additional river access point for this popular recreation area and facilitates 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 recreation vessels
  • pick up and drop off for commercial vessels up to 25 tonnes
  • 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 activity take priority.

Using the new facility

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 safely use the river. These guides are available on the Queensland Government's Maritime Safety Queensland website.

Under the current coronavirus protocols, the facility will be open for community use. However, Council encourages safe use in line with current advice from Queensland Health and the Australian Government. 

Check our Coronavirus: Council updates and impacts page for latest updates.

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:
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated:26 June 2020
Topics: riverhills