Council to sell old Riverwalk

Old Brisbane Riverwalk in 2006. Source: BertKnot via Flickr

SARAH ROHWEDER

Brisbane City Council will auction off parts of the old Riverwalk next month to anyone interested in the concrete pontoons or stainless steel balustrades.

The 870 metre New Farm walkway was damaged in the 2011 floods after large sections of the platform collided with the Gateway Bridge.

Auctioneers predict the 287 pontoons will attract interest from marina developers, however the entire structure is available to everyone.

Councilor Vicki Howard (Central Ward) said BCC has no use for the walkway and cannot estimate how much buyers will pay for the structure.

“The pontoons were specifically built for the previous Riverwalk, so Council no longer has use for them,” she said.

“It would be inappropriate to pre-empt what price the market might pay for these items.”

The new Riverwalk bridge, which is costing the Council around $72 million, is due to be completed by the middle of next year

Bids for the old walkway close on September 4 at 12pm.

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