East End Boardwalk

Investment$6.2 million
Goal 4. A sustainable destination that embraces and participates in the arts, sports and events and recreational activities.
Strategic PurposeDeliver a waterfront connection from East End carpark extending east along the Ross Creek edge though to Reef HQ aquarium site.
StatusContract awarded
Flinders Street East – Carpark Closure

Construction of the new East End Boardwalk has commenced and requires the closure of the Flinders Street East carpark from Monday 29 August. The carpark is expected to reopen in March 2023.

Alternate paid parking is available at Wilson Parking across from the Museum of Tropical Queensland, 10 The Strand.

Project Overview

The revitalisation of the CBD’s popular East End is set to continue with Townsville City Council awarding a tender to design and construct the next stage of city boardwalks to Wagners CFT Manufacturing Pty Ltd as part of the Townsville Waterfront Priority Development Area.

The project will deliver a 5m wide, 280m long boardwalk along Ross Creek from the Flinders Street East carpark to the ReefHQ Aquarium which is currently undergoing redevelopment. It is jointly funded by the Queensland Government and Townsville City Council.

This project is part of multiple stages of boardwalks proposed in the area that will not only link the Flinders Street and Palmer Street dining and entertainment precincts, but also provide improved connection between the Queensland Country Bank Stadium Precinct and The Strand.

Future stages in this area will include:

  • an active transport bridge between Flinders Street and Tomlins Street for pedestrians, cyclists, scooters, etc.
  • boardwalk and public realm upgrade along Tomlins Street connecting back to George Roberts Bridge.

Structure Plan – Townsville Waterfront PDA Development Scheme

Structure Plan – Townsville Waterfront PDA Development Scheme

Works for the project are planned to commence by the end of July 2022 with completion expected by the end of February 2023 (weather and project conditions permitting).

Design Concept

East End Boardwalk Artist Impressions

East End Boardwalk Artist Impressions


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Queensland Government logoProudly funded by the Queensland Government in association with Townsville City Council.