Riverside Drive boat ramp renewal - South Brisbane

Brisbane City Council is pleased to announce renewal of the Riverside Drive boat ramp will begin in early May 2022, with construction expected to be completed in early July 2022, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Project summary

This table includes project information including address, ward, project outcomes and latest update.
Address Riverside Drive, South Brisbane
Ward The Gabba
Project outcomes Construct a new, low maintenance ramp with an improved shallower incline for safer and easier access to the river for recreational users.
Lates update Start of construction

About the project

The existing boat ramp at Riverside Drive was constructed in 2001 as a public access point to the Brisbane River.

As part of Council's routine maintenance program, inspections of the boat ramp identified the current structure needs to be replaced. These works will include:

  • removal of the existing boat ramp structure
  • construction of a new concrete boat ramp.

Project timing

The project will be carried out between early May and early July 2022, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Work hours will generally occur between 6.30am-5pm, Monday to Friday, however some works will be required from 4am on weekdays due to tide levels in the Brisbane River. Some works may also be required between 6.30am-5pm on Saturdays.

Impacts during works

Access changes

The boat ramp and adjacent boat trailer parking area will be fully closed for the duration of the project to allow works to be undertaken as quickly and as safelty as possible. Other parking areas along Riverside Drive will remain open. The nearby pontoon is closed due to flood damage.

Boat ramp users can check the public river and recreation hubs, boat ramps, canoe ramps and pontoons page for alternative boat ramp locations while this project is underway.

Construction noise

Residents and businesses near the project site may experience some intermittent noise from construction activities during work hours. All efforts will be made to minimise impacts on surrounding properties.

More information

For more information about the Riverside Drive boat ramp renewal project, you can:

  • phone the project team on 07 3178 0093 during business hours
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 after hours
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    Project Communications
    Story Bridge Depot
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated: 22 April 2022

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