Howard Smith Wharves cliff remediation project - Brisbane City

Council is actively managing the Howard Smith Wharves cliff face through regular monitoring and maintenance to ensure stability of the cliff face and the safety of the community.

We are planning future remediation works at the cliff face to ensure our open spaces are safe and accessible for the community.

We take safety very seriously and until we have completed these remediation works an exclusion zone will be in place at the base of the cliffs at Howard Smith Wharves as an interim public safety measure.


Address Howard Smith Wharves
Ward Central Ward
Project outcomes Future remediation and maintenance of the cliff face
Latest update Fencing has been installed to create an exclusion zone to improve community safety at the busy precinct.

Temporary exclusion zone

Temporary fencing has been installed from the lift behind Felons Brewing Co to Bougainvillea House near the New Farm Riverwalk. The fencing is positioned near the edge of the pathway through the precinct, on the cliffs side. Pedestrian and cycle access to riverside venues and through the precinct will be maintained via the central pathway.

Please be aware that Citrus House and Wisteria House will be closed while the temporary exclusion zone and fencing is in place.

Please contact Howard Smith Wharves directly if you have an event booking at these locations during this time. Council apologises for any inconvenience this may cause.

Bougainvillea House and Green House will remain operational, however, restrictions will be in place to ensure general public safety.

We will provide more information about the cliff remediation works as it becomes available.

Temporary access changes

You will not be able to access the areas behind the temporary fencing until future remediation works are completed and the fencing is removed.  

Public access to the toilet block near the northern side of Bougainvillea House will need to be temporarily closed. Alternative amenities are located near Ciao Papi and Green House.

We appreciate your patience as we work to ensure the stability of the cliff face and the safety of those who work in or visit this popular precinct.

More information

For more information or to ask questions about the Howard Smith Wharves cliff maintenance project: 

  • phone the project team on 1800 669 416 (during business hours)
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 (after hours)
  • email the project team.
Last updated: 20 December 2022

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