Riverway Lagoons Safety Upgrade

Investment$1.2 million
Goal4. A sustainable destination that embraces and participates in the arts, sports and events and recreational activities.
Strategic PurposeFollowing an audit by Royal Life Saving Queensland, Council will deliver on recommendations to improve public safety at the Riverway Lagoons.

The safety of our community is paramount and in line with Royal Life Saving Queensland recommendations, Council is undertaking important upgrades to the Riverway Lagoons to ensure the community can enjoy this popular facility with the best safety measures in place.

The works involve the installation of safety fencing surrounding each lagoon and purpose-built lifeguard towers at key vantage points around the lagoons.

The works will be conducted in stages and will require partial closure of the lagoons during the works.

  • Lower lagoon
    • Works commence Monday 9 October 2023.
    • Works conclude in early December, reopening in time for the December school holidays.
    • The upper lagoon, change rooms and toilets will remain open during the works.
  • Upper lagoon
    • Works will commence in late January 2024, after Australia Day, to not impede school holiday use.

Works will conclude in late March 2024, in time to reopen for the Easter school holidays.