Mariners Reach Riverwalk rehabilitation - Newstead

Brisbane City Council has successfully completed works to improve the safety and extend the life of the Mariners Reach Riverwalk. 

Project summary

Summary of the Mariners Reach Riverwalk rehabilitation project
Address Mariners Reach Riverwalk, Newstead
Ward Central
Project outcome Renew and enhance the Riverwalk and improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists.
Latest news

Construction completed in December 2019 and riverwalk has reopened for public use

About the project

The Mariners Reach Riverwalk between Newstead Avenue and Evelyn Street, Newstead was identified as requiring works to enhance the life of the riverwalk to ensure it remains safe and serviceable for the benefit of all users.

Works to rehabilitate the riverwalk began in April 2019 and were completed in December 2019.

The Boardwalk Rehabilitation Program is in line with Council's commitment to improving the quality of life for residents while ensuring our city has the services and infrastructure to meet the needs of future generations.

Project information

To improve the safety and life of the Mariners Reach Riverwalk, Council undertook work to replace the deck and supporting beams. Council thanks the local community for their patience while these works were undertaken.

In particular, the following work was completed:

  • demolition and replacement of existing deck structures and headstock beams.
  • repairs to any remaining concrete structures.
  • repairs or replacement of any existing timber structural elements.
  • demolition and reinstatement of any rock walls along the landward side of the boardwalk where required.
  • landside stabilisation works.
  • removal, storage and reinstallation of existing balustrades and seating.
  • reinstatement of vegetation and planting.
  • repairs to some stormwater drainage where necessary.
Additional works for the reinstatement of plants, trees and other vegetation may still be required on the riverwalk and on Maud Street laneway. Council's contractor will also be undertaking ongoing watering and maintenance while the new plants, trees and other vegetation are established. Council requests your patience and understanding while this work is completed.

More information

If you would like to provide comments or find out more about the Mariners Reach Riverwalk Rehabilitation works, you can:

  • call the project team on 1800 669 416 (during business hours)
  • call Council 30 07 3403 8888 (after hours)
  • email the City Projects team
  • write to:
    Mariners Reach Riverwalk Rehabilitation
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City COuncil
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001
Last updated:11 March 2020
Topics: newstead