East End Boardwalk

Investment$6.9 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.
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 2022.

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

The East End carpark will be reopened upon the completion of the East End Boardwalk project.

Project Overview

Townsville City Council is currently undertaking works to construct the new East End Boardwalk, located along the Ross Creek at Flinders Street East.

It is the latest section of the larger Waterfront Promenade network project with the boardwalk connecting the NQ Stadium Precinct, Central Park, Reid Park and Central Development site already delivered.

These boardwalks 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. The pedestrian-only boardwalks will also provide a safer option for people crossing the creek and making their way around the city.

The East End Boardwalk project is part of Council’s commitment to Grow Townsville, building a city of the future that connects you to what you need at the time you choose.

Once complete, the East End Boardwalk project will deliver a 5m-wide, 280m-long boardwalk along the Ross Creek commencing from the Flinders Street East carpark spanning through to the Reef HQ.

Construction of this section of the Waterfront Promenade network (known as the East End Waterfront Precinct) has an investment of $6.9 million and been made possible due to funding by the Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland program in association with Townsville City Council.

The East End Boardwalk construction and associated works have created up to 30 jobs is anticipated to be completed in mid-June 2023.

East End Carpark

The East End carpark will be reopened upon the completion of the East End Boardwalk. An interim access to the boardwalk will be provided from Flinders Street via the car park.

The East End carpark may be utilised as a construction / lay down area for construction of the active transport bridge across Ross Creek in the future.

The Townsville Waterfront Priority Development Area envisages the ultimate use of the East End Carpark as an urban pedestrian plaza that integrates with the Waterfront Promenade and active transport bridge.

Future stages

The Waterfront Promenade is a key multi-year city building project identified as part Council’s activation of the Townsville Waterfront Priority Development Area. This project is designed to support connectivity, enhance and develop public spaces around the water’s edge and facilitate safe and accessible pedestrian movement around key inner-city precincts.

The network will enable activation through the creation of flexible public spaces along the water that can integrate and complement commercial, entertainment or educational uses.

Council is currently focussing its efforts on the remaining missing links in the Waterfront Promenade on the Flinders Street and Tomlins Street areas of the creek (the East End Waterfront Precinct).

It is anticipated boardwalk usage will increase once other stages of the East End Waterfront Precinct have developed in the area.

Future stages proposed in this area include:

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

Early investigative works are underway to progress the concept design of these proposed projects and, like all major multi-year projects, are also pending appropriate funding, consultation, design and relevant approvals.

East End Boardwalk map

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Queensland Government logoProudly funded by the Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland program in association with Townsville City Council.