Mowbray Park ferry terminal upgrade

Brisbane City Council is proposing to upgrade the Mowbray Park Ferry Terminal.

Project summary

Address Park Avenue, East Brisbane
Ward Coorparoo
Project outcomes The upgraded ferry terminal will feature improved accessibility for all passengers and increase the terminal capacity to cater for current and future demand
Latest update The Mowbray Park ferry terminal upgrade has received development approval.

About the project

The Mowbray Park ferry terminal is located at Mowbray Park, East Brisbane. It is currently used for CityCat services and is only able to berth one vessel at a time. It is not compliant with current accessibility legislation and has been identified for replacement as part of Council’s New and Upgraded Ferry Terminals program.

Along with being of a flood-resilient design, the upgraded terminal will also be compliant with the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 (DSAPT) and the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA).

The upgrade will involve:

  • removing the existing pontoon, gangway and associated piles
  • repurposing and refurbishing the existing waiting area to provide a more open and transparent space
  • installing additional fixed walkway connecting from the repurposed waiting area to a new flood resilient gangway and a dual berth pontoon designed to support all vessels in our ferry fleet.
  • installing new piles associated with the fixed walkway, pontoon restraint and ferry movement
  • incorporating new look and feel including ferry terminal identification signage
  • improved lighting and safety features such as increased CCTV coverage.

To improve accessibility to and from the terminal, works will also occur on the landside including

  • improving the set down and turnaround area at the end of Park Avenue
  • providing DDA compliant set down, parking spaces and access paths from the existing car park
  • landscaping works to improve the amenity and aesthetic of the localised area adjacent the terminal entry and new paths
  • improving lighting and safety. 

View the artist impressions for the project in the slideshow below. If you prefer, you can view these images in the Mowbray Park ferry terminal album in Flickr.

Mowbray Park ferry terminal upgrade

Project benefits

The upgraded Mowbray Park ferry terminal will feature improved accessibility for all passengers and increase the terminal’s capacity to cater for current and future demand. It will have dual berthing capability and has been designed to support all vessels in Council’s ferry fleet.

The upgrade will ensure everyone can enjoy Council’s ferry services, including passengers with a disability, their families and carers, older residents, passengers using a mobility device and parents with infants in prams.

Project timing

Council sought Development Approval for the upgrade at Mowbray Park ferry terminal in October 2020, and the process was finalised in late August 2021.

The timing for the Mowbray Park ferry terminal upgrade is not yet confirmed. Council is committed to keeping the local community updated about this project, and further information will be provided as the project progresses.

Council has also proposed to upgrade the Dockside ferry terminal to improve accessibility for all users, which will require a temporary closure of this terminal during construction. Offsite fabrication works are anticipated to start in early 2022, with onsite works anticipated to begin in mid-2022. Although the timing of works at Mowbray Park ferry terminal is still to be determined, Council can confirm that Mowbray Park and Dockside ferry terminals will not be closed simultaneously.

Impacts during construction

During the works, the Mowbray Park ferry terminal will be closed. As the timing for construction is not yet confirmed, Council has not yet made any decisions in relation to alternative transport options during the closure. Further details will be provided to the community closer to construction.

More information

If you would like to provide comments, ask questions or find out more about the Mowbray Park Ferry Terminal upgrade project you can:

  • call the project team on 1800 884 681 during business hours
  • call Council on 3403 8888 outside of business hours
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    Ferry Infrastructure 
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001
Last updated: 28 October 2021

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