The New Farm Riverwalk is one of Brisbane City Council’s key river connections between New Farm and the Brisbane city centre. The walkway was constructed in 2003 and was used by over 3,000 cyclists, pedestrians and runners daily.
The January 2011 floods caused extensive damage to the original structure, causing a section of it to break and wash away downstream.
Features of the new Riverwalk include:
- a fixed, more flood-resilient structure, designed to last for 100 years
- a rotating opening span to allow for the passage of vessels to and from moorings
- a new alignment that takes users further out into the river for the majority of the walkway, to improve the river experience and increase privacy for residents
- a segregated pedestrian and cycle path, 2.5m and 3.5m wide respectively
- shaded rest and viewing areas at various locations along the walkway.