South Bank ferry terminal upgrade - South Brisbane

Brisbane City Council is into the delivery and construction stages for the upgrade of the South Bank ferry terminal (current South Bank 1 and 2 ferry terminals).

Project summary

This table includes project summary information for the South Bank 1 and 2 ferry terminals upgrade including address, ward, project outcome and latest news.
Address South Bank Parklands, 153A Stanley Street, South Brisbane
Ward Gabba Ward
Project outcome The upgraded ferry terminal will feature improved accessibility for all passengers and increase the terminal capacity to cater for current and future demand
Latest news Council has awarded Fitzgerald Constructions Australia the tender for the construction in September 2020

About the project

Council has identified the South Bank ferry terminal for an upgrade to meet the requirements of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport (DSAPT) (2002) and Disability Discrimination Act 1992.

The existing terminal, consists of two separate pontoons, that cater exclusively for CityCat vessels and has been operational since 1996. The terminal is an important piece of infrastructure providing access to the South Bank Parklands precinct and greater South Brisbane area.

Council has worked collaboratively with South Bank Corporation on the terminal design which features an extended boulevard platform to integrate passenger and precinct users at the connection to the popular boulevard and an open span roofline to maintain sightlines.

View the artist impressions for the project in the slideshow below. If you'd prefer, you can view these images in the South Bank ferry terminal album in Flickr.

South Bank ferry terminal

Project timing

Council has awarded Fitzgerald Constructions Australia the tender for the construction of two ferry terminals at the iconic South Bank and Howard Smith Wharves precincts. 

The terminal will be constructed with off-site fabrication from late-2020 and on-site works from mid-2021.

Council is committed to keeping the community updated about the project. Further information about the timing of construction will be provided as the project progresses.

More information

If you would like more information about the South Bank ferry terminal upgrade, you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 884 681 during business hours
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 outside of business hours
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    Ferry Infrastructure team
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001
Last updated:10 September 2020