Queens Wharf Park: Brand New Riverside Park Set to Open in 2019

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Queens Wharf Park: Brand New Riverside Park Set to Open in 2019

Ever since I have moved to Brisbane I have thought that the motorway running along the city side of the river was an epic error in foresight and planning by whatever authority actually put it there.

Imagine if Brisbane had an area like Southbank on each side of the river? What a drawcard that would be, not to mention how wonderful it would be for the people who live here.

The great news is, new parkland has started to be developed on the Northern side of the river – as part of the new Queens Wharf development. Mulitplex has won the tender to create a new riverfront park and walkway due to be opened by late next year, three years earlier than the new precinct can be expected to be completed.

The new parklands will stretch 450 meters between the state governments 1 Willam Street offices to the Goodwill bridge and will create a new area for locals and tourists to enjoy Brisbane’s brilliant climate.

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By creating new scenic spaces, we are helping to unlock the riverfront’

Simon Crooks, Destination Brisbane

The parklands, to be called Waterline Park, will feature:

  • Shaded seating with views across the river to Southbank and Kangaroo Point
  • A canoe and kayak launch station will be built
  • A pedestrian only¬†Mangrove Walk that will include an indigenous message trail and educational installations
  • The existing Bicentennial bikeway will be upgraded to a three-metre route through most of the precinct.

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We’re the river city and more great outdoor experiences will enhance the appeal of Queen’s Wharf. These locations will become the CBD’s prized gathering places, especially for big annual events like Riverfire and New Years Eve

Kate Jones, Tourism Minister

The park, which will sit underneath the riverside expressway, is not the only riverfront area undergoing redevelopment.

Eagle Street Pier will be redeveloped to open up 1.5 hectares of public space in a $1.4 billion plan revealed by property company Dexus last week.

The Brisbane City Council is working on a River Hubs strategy that will allow moorings for Moreton Bay and Island Cruises, tourist boats, water-taxis and other boats to dock along the river.

And redevelopment of the Howard Smith Wharves is already in progress under the Story Bridge.

I personally think any projects that continues to improve our public spaces are a wonderful initiative for Brisbane, especially as space continues to become a premium. I am looking forward to taking the kids for a play at Waterline Park in 2019.

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Katie -

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Katie is the Managing Director and Editor of Mums of Brisbane. Most days will find her drinking copious amounts of coffee, cuddling her kids and trying not to step barefoot on lego. Katie lives in Beautiful Brisbane with her husband and four gorgeous children.

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