Riverway Lagoons Safety Upgrade

Investment$1.4 million
Goal4. A sustainable destination that embraces and participates in the arts, sports and events and recreational activities.
Strategic PurposeFollowing an audit by Surf 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 Surf 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
    • Fencing works commenced Monday 9 October 2023.
    • Fencing works concluded on Friday 8 December 2023.
  • Upper lagoon
    • Works commenced on Monday 29 January 2024.
    • The upper lagoon will remain operational through most of the works with construction areas isolated using localised temporary fencing.
    • Temporary closure of the upper lagoon will be required from the 8 – 23 July 2024, as works require the pool to be drained. The lower lagoon, change rooms and toilets will remain open.
    • The upper lagoon fencing and installation of lifeguard towers to both the upper and lower lagoons is expected to be completed in July 2024.