Brisbane River to host city’s debut paddle-up pontoon

November 25, 2018 by  

Residents in areas such as St. Lucia, Highgate Hill and Woolloongabba are in a prime position to take advantage of Brisbane City’s first river hub located at West End.

According to Deputy Mayor Adrian Schrinner, the new hub will soon become part of a River Access Network that is set to create a new river transport system and tourism opportunities within the inner circle of Brisbane.

He said the city’s tourism industry was set to welcome in a new era in leisure and lifestyle opportunities adding:

“Until now, there has been no inner-city access for people to kayak, canoe, jet ski or stand-up paddle board, limiting opportunities for the city’s $6.3 billion tourism industry to grow.”

He said that once the River Access Network starts to emerge in the next few months, up to a maximum of 10 vessels will be able to take advantage of the 25-metre pontoon constructed along Riverside Drive which is also set to become a pick up and drop off water taxi service point.

Expected to be an important inclusion on future tourism brochure printing promotions, the new river hubs will also appeal to fishermen with fishing allowed on a trial basis, according to the deputy mayor.

Two more river hubs at Dutton Park and New Farm are due for completion in the near future.