Public and Active Transport Chairman Adrian Schrinner has today announced that the New Farm Park Ferry Terminal is set to benefit from an upgrade to improve accessibility and boost capacity.
The terminal upgrade is part of a $52 million investment by Council to continue delivering Australia’s most modern public transport along the Brisbane River.
“Visitors to New Farm Park and residents who commute to the city will be able to take advantage of a larger, dual-berth terminal, which will allow two CityCats or Cross River Ferries to dock at the same time,” Cr Schrinner said.
“A new gangway and pontoon will also feature accessibility for boarding CityCats and ferries, particularly for passengers with prams, wheelchairs and mobility walkers, making river transport more accessible to young families, passengers with a disability and elderly residents.”
Central Ward Councillor Vicki Howard said the terminal upgrade would create new leisure and lifestyle opportunities for Central Ward.
“A dual-berth ferry terminal will be a great addition to New Farm Park and will put an end to delays for commuters caused when vessels wait to dock at the current single berth,” Cr Howard said.
“Each week there are 1,300 dockings by CityCats and ferries, with more than 200,000 passengers travelling from the New Farm Park ferry terminal each year.
“The new terminal will complement Council’s planned river access hub for New Farm Park, making it even easier for residents and visitors to access the wide range of leisure and lifestyle opportunities on offer.”
“Brisbane is a great place to live, work and relax – our beautiful river is already one of our most popular tourist attractions connecting key city destinations, and this upgrade will enhance the many possibilities for residents.
The New Farm ferry terminal upgrade includes:
- dismantling and removing the existing pontoon and gangway
- constructing a new gangway and new flood resilient, dual-berthing pontoon
- refurbishing the existing passenger waiting area
- installing new terminal identification signage
- improved lighting and safety features
The New Farm ferry terminal upgrade is anticipated to commence in mid-2018.
For more information visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au or call Council on (07) 3403 8888.