Brisbane's River-lution

Brisbane City Council is getting you home quicker and safer with more travel options, including expanding the CityCat fleet and upgrading ferry terminal facilities. By transforming access to the river, we're giving you new ways to explore Brisbane and connect with the people and places that make our city great.

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All aboard Brisbane's ferry fleet

Next time you use Brisbane's world-class ferry service, expect some big changes at some of the ferry terminals to make your journey even more accessible.

We're upgrading ferry terminals across the network and building a brand new one at Howard Smith Wharves, making it even easier for you to travel to Brisbane's great tourist and dining spots.

These works are part of our $70 million commitment to upgrade every ferry terminal in the city by 2022. We've already upgraded 15 terminals, including maintenance works at South Bank 3, with plenty more to come for the 5.5 million passengers who travel by ferry or CityCat each year.

And with our flash new double-decker CityCat now on the water, featuring USB ports and Wi-Fi, there's no better way of getting around Brisbane.

Howard Smith Wharves

One of Brisbane's trendiest dining and lifestyle precincts, Howard Smith Wharves, was originally a working port before it became the entertainment hotspot it is today.

With its unique location beneath the Story Bridge, we're planning to make it even easier for you to access this busy riverside hub by building a brand-new ferry terminal, making it stop number 26 in our ever-expanding, river-transport network.

Located on the river's edge and home to world-class hotels, restaurants, bars and greenspace, there will be no better, more uniquely- Brisbane way to get to Howard Smith Wharves, than via our iconic river.

Construction on the new terminal is planned to begin in 2020.

A bigger and better South Bank ferry terminal

Everyone loves a good old wander around South Bank, home to world-class eateries, stunning river views and lush parklands.

South Bank's ferry terminals will soon be upgraded, with terminals 1 and 2 to be transformed into one large pontoon with a bigger sheltered waiting area, making it easier for everyone to access and get around.

Whether you're visiting for a dip at Streets Beach and its sparkling lagoon, the bustling restaurants, or to relax in the tranquil greenspace, getting to South Bank will be easier than ever.

Construction of the South Bank terminal upgrade, which has been in operation for more than 20 years, is set to start next year.

Guyatt Park ferry terminal upgrade

Guyatt Park's ferry terminal upgrade is now complete and has a bunch of new features including a shaded entrance and double-the-elbow room at the larger terminal.

Construction started in May 2019 to make the terminal safer and easier for passengers and we're sure you'll enjoy the improved facilities including bike parking, better lighting and more seating so you can sit back and relax during your journey.

The terminal upgrade included the construction of a new flood-resistant design, to ensure the terminal's ongoing safety and use, no matter what Mother Nature throws at it.

The completed upgrade is just another way we're helping to get you home quicker and safer, and giving you more ways to enjoy our river.

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Last updated:30 April 2020
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