Monohull Restoration Project

Brisbane City Council is restoring and upgrading one of Brisbane’s iconic monohulls, the steel hulled monohull Kalparrin.


This table provides information on the Monohull Restoration Project including project outcomes and project status.
Project outcomesRestoration of Monohull Kalparrin
Project statusDelivery phase

About the project

Council has one (1) monohull ferry (Kalparrin) which was historically used to provide cross river services.

The restoration of Kalparrin will be tendered to shipwrights through a competitive tender process. Kalparrin will be restored to comply with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Survey requirements.

The successful shipwright will also undertake modifications to ensure compliance with the Disability Discrimination Act (1992) (DDA) and associated Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport (2002) (DSAPT). Council continues to engage with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) throughout the monohull restoration process and program of work. 


The steel hulled monohull Kalparrin was launched in June 1993. 


More information

For more information about the Monohull Restoration Project, you can:

  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888
  • write to:
    Monohull Restoration Project
    Transport for Brisbane
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
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