The Murarrie Recreation Hub, located near Metroplex Avenue Park, is now complete and open for the public to use and enjoy.
The Murarrie Recreation Hub will serve as a link in the River Access Network as well as an access point for river users to use local amenities. Residents and visitors will be allowed to fish on the pontoon, however, boating and craft activities will have priority.
The new facility will be able to accommodate vessels up to 75 tonnes for a range of uses including launching and short-term use of passive crafts such as kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards; short-term use for motorised recreational vessels; potential future water taxi pick-up and drop-off point; and pick-up and drop-off for commercial vessels; and a rest point or destination within a network of other public pontoons.
The Murarrie Recreation Hub is among the Council’s projects intended to improve access to Brisbane River for residents and visitors; promote an active and healthy lifestyle by encouraging greater use of the city’s recreational facilities; and enhance the attraction offered by the Brisbane River as a recreational and tourist destination.
Access to the new facility is via a shared path through Metroplex Avenue Park, behind the recently opened Brewdog complex.
Usage of the pontoon will be monitored over the next 12 months, and along with the community feedback, and where possible, update on the usage may be implemented.
Users may provide feedback regarding the operational aspects of the facility including duration of stay, signage, and usage here.