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Final master plan for the river walk area is released

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By Juliano Oliveira

Brisbane City Council has released the final master plan for the river walk area comprising the City Botanic Gardens to Howard Smith Wharves, 1.2 km in total.

The draft master plan was released for public consultation in late 2019 and received more than 400 submissions.

With the project, the council expects to enhance existing pathway links to increase access, promote cycling and walking in a low-speed environment, expand commercial and cultural spots, and establish new active transport connections to the future Kangaroo Point green bridge.

The City Reach Waterfront area comprises 30 dining destinations, 10,000 workers, and a $700 million land value.

In the document, the council also acknowledges that the construction of a bridge in Kangaroo Point and the redevelopment of Eagle Street Pier will support the master plan’s journey from concept to reality.

The Port Office section is the commercial centre of the waterfront; the Customs House section is the civic heart of the waterfront and the historic river gateway to the City Reach and; the Admiralty section is the residential section of the waterfront.

The $2.1 billion project involving Brisbane’s Eagle Street Pier redevelopment were lodged by commercial property group Dexus with Brisbane City Council.

Two towers of 49 and 43 floors on the Eagle Street Pier site will be erected, as well as restaurants, shops, entertainment and public areas. City Reach Riverwalk is also be upgraded with a circa 280-metre waterfront promenade.

Construction on the Eagle Street Pier site is expected to commence in 2022 and the first tower to be delivered in 2026.

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