The Brisbane City Council has decided to buy a fleet of three boats to haul out a series of boatyard projects in the city’s south-west.
Key points:Brisbane City Council’s plan to build a new boatyard is part of its new $150m plan to upgrade the citys waterwaysBrisbrough is the first in Queensland to win a bid for a new dredging terminalBrisby will be the first city to win the bid to build the new boatyards in BrisbaneThe council is now looking for an initial contract to build six new boat docks and the construction of three new waterway works.
The first project to be built is the $150 million plan to refurbish Brisbane’s waterways.
Key areas of focus include dredging the cityswere last year awarded a $150million contract by the Queensland Government to build new docks and waterway extensions.
The plan calls for dredging of the Brisbane River and an extension of the St George Tunnel to accommodate a new dock.
The project is also expected to improve the city waters.
It’s hoped the new dock will increase Brisbane’s capacity to haul about 60,000 tonnes of goods a day.
Brisbies mayor Tom Tate said the project was a positive step forward to revitalising Brisbanes waterways.
“We have to do a better job of managing our water, and this project is a great example of how we can do that,” he said.
“It’s going to give us a really good opportunity to do that in the coming years.”
The council also plans to work with local authorities to develop the first boat docks in the South Brisbane area and will build a large new waterways work in the CBD.
The council said the two waterway work would be the most expensive and could take up to four years to complete.
“This is a really important project for our city, it’s going in a very important direction for Brisbane,” Mr Tate said.
Mr Tate said there was no need to rush and there were already more than 30 dredging docks in place across Brisbane.
“Brisbys waterway will be more of a river, it’ll be a lake, it will be a river again,” he explained.
“That’s the way we need to think about it.
We need to take it slowly.”
Mr Tate believes the council has the necessary expertise to do the job and that the council could be the new owners of Brisbane’s new docks.
“I think we have the infrastructure and the people, so we’ve got a real good chance of getting this done,” he told the ABC.
“The only thing we’re missing is the political will.”
They’re not going to do it because they’re afraid of losing the support of the Labor Party, they’re not afraid of being a liability to the Brisbane City Government.
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