A brand-new Dockside Ferry Terminal will reopen to Brisbane residents and visitors in 2024.
Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner announced on-site work to build a bigger and fully accessible terminal will begin within days.
“On site construction is about to ramp up at the Dockside ferry terminal, with the old terminal to be removed and replaced with a new terminal,” he said.
“This upgrade will make Brisbane more accessible and help residents and visitors travel around our river city.
“The new terminal is a bespoke single berth design that will meet all accessibility requirements, with waiting space and seating for passengers.
“These upgrades will ensure everyone can enjoy Council’s ferry services, including passengers with a disability, their families and carers, older residents, passengers using a mobility device and parents with infants in prams.
“Council is committed to ensuring safe, efficient and accessible public transport networks across the city.”
Most of the fabrication work for the new ferry terminal structure is occurring offsite. Works onsite will include removing existing on-water infrastructure from the old terminal, installing a new fixed walkway and a flood-resilient gangway and pontoon.
Barge-mounted cranes and machinery will be brought in for piling and concrete pours to create support structures for the new terminal.
A section of the adjacent timber boardwalk at the interface to the upgraded terminal will also be replaced with a more resilient concrete walkway.
Cr Schrinner said the devastating 2022 floods were an important reminder that Brisbane’s ferry terminals must be built to the highest standard.
“The reality is Brisbane will flood again, and this new terminal will have a flood-resilient gangway and pontoon,” he said.
Local supplier Fitzgerald Constructions Australia is delivering this project.
Civic Cabinet Chair for Transport Councillor Ryan Murphy said works would be coordinated to minimise disruption to residents and businesses.
“Most of the fabrication work for the new ferry terminal structure is occurring offsite,” Cr Murphy said.
“We are mindful that this is a densely populated part of Brisbane, so any out-of-hours works will be kept to a minimum wherever possible and residents notified in advance.
“There will also be access changes on the shared pathway while a section of old timber boardwalk is reconstructed, with traffic control, signage and detours in place to guide cyclists and pedestrians around the work area.”
Onsite works are expected to be completed in 2024.
Works on the Mowbray Park ferry terminal upgrade will start after the completion of the Dockside ferry terminal upgrade.