Indooroopilly Riverwalk - Indooroopilly

Brisbane City Council will be undertaking works to remove the former mess hall at the Witton Barracks from early December 2019, in preparation for the future Indooroopilly Riverwalk.

Project summary

This table provides summary information on the Indooroopilly Riverwalk project and  includes address, ward, project outcome, project plan and latest news.
Address Witton Road and Twigg Street to Witton Barracks, Indooroopilly
Ward Walter Taylor
Project outcome Improve safety and connectivity for cyclists and pedestrians
Latest news

Works to remove the former mess hall building at Witton Barracks 

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About the project

The project will provide a safer connection for cyclists and pedestrians between Witton Road at Twigg Street and Witton Barracks, with connections to Radnor Street and Riverview Terrace. The project will also provide a safe crossing point for pedestrians and cyclists under the railway bridge, providing an alternative option to crossing Coonan Street at Westminster Road.

This project is part of Council's commitment to getting you home quicker and safer by creating dedicated bikeways and walking options. The Indooroopilly Riverwalk will encourage residents to get out and about with more active transport options as part of Brisbane's growing network of safe, convenient and connected bikeways.


The project will benefit the community by:

  • providing 790 metres of high quality, connected and accessible riverwalk and pathways
  • improving safety and efficiency for pedestrians and cyclists with a separated off-road facility
  • promoting an active and healthy lifestyle by encouraging more walking and cycling
  • creating a critical part of a future bikeway corridor between the Western Freeway Bikeway and University of Queensland.

Project design

The project will include:

  • a new five-metre-wide separated cyclist and pedestrian facility
  • a shared connection to Foxton Street from the riverwalk
  • upgrading the Foxton Street and Radnor Street intersection to create a safer environment for all road users
  • removing the former mess hall at Witton Barracks
  • a dedicated pedestrian connection to Riverview Terrace
  • a viewing platform on the riverwalk overlooking the Brisbane River
  • a connection to the existing path at Witton Barracks to the Jack Pesch Bridge
  • lighting along the length of the riverwalk
  • a design that is flood resilient
  • landscaping and wayfinding signage.

Removal of the former mess hall

Council will be undertaking works to remove the former mess hall at Witton Barracks from early December 2019, in preparation for the future Indooroopilly Riverwalk.

The former mess hall will be removed to facilitate the new shared path through Witton Barracks connecting the Indooroopilly Riverwalk and the pathway leading to the Jack Pesch Bridge.

Works to remove the building are expected to continue from Monday 6 January 2020 for up to three weeks, weather and site conditions permitting. The building removal works will take place between the hours of 7am-5pm, Monday to Friday.

As part of these works, nine trees in close proximity to the former mess hall will be removed. These tree removals will be offset in accordance with Council's offset planting policy and relevant environmental guidelines.

Residents and businesses in close proximity to the works may experience some construction noise, dust and increased truck movements.

Every effort will be made to minimise disruption to the local community. We apologise for any inconvenience the works may cause and appreciate your patience while these important works are completed.

Council will continue to keep the local community updated regarding the Indooroopilly Riverwalk project.

More information

If you would like to find out more about the Indooroopilly Riverwalk project, you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 884 681 during business hours
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 after hours
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    Indooroopilly Riverwalk project
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated:19 December 2019