Council Moves a Step Closer With Construction of Howard Smith Wharves Ferry Terminal

Construction of Howard Smith Wharves Ferry Terminal
Photo Credit: 2019 Howard Smith Wharves / howardsmithwharves.com

Howard Smith Wharves would soon have its own ferry terminal as Council pushes forward with the project which is now in its design phase.

In 2018, then Deputy Mayor Adrian Schrinner announced the Council’s plan to expand the river transport network with a new ferry terminal for revitalised Howard Smith Wharves

The new ferry terminal will be the first expansion since 2015 and would be an addition to the 25 existing terminals from University of Queensland at St Lucia to Northshore Hamilton.

“With regular events planned at Howard Smith Wharves’ exhibition centre, as well as the restaurants, bars and public parkland expected to attract large crowds, the terminal will provide convenient public transport to the site,” Cr Schrinner said.

Brisbane City Council and Howard Smith Wharves Consortium will be jointly funding the  Howard Smith Wharves terminal, which location and initial layouts is currently being investigated. 

So far, a possible location being considered is towards the upstream end at the River Shed building. River-based geotechnical investigations have been undertaken at the proposed location last April 2019.

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Construction of Howard Smith Wharves Ferry Terminal
Photo Credit: 2019 Howard Smith Wharves / howardsmithwharves.com

The Howard Smith Wharves terminal project is currently at the design phase and updates are to be released as it progresses. 



Any inquiries about the Howard Smith Wharves ferry terminal project may be made by:

  • phone: the project team on 1800 884 681 during business hours
  • phone: Council on 07 3403 8888 outside of business hours
  • email: the project team 
  • write to:

Ferry Infrastructure team

City Projects Office

Brisbane City Council

GPO Box 1434

Brisbane QLD 4001

Construction of the new terminal is expected to commence in mid-2020