Plans to build a new fishing platform along Bulimba Creek at Tingalpa are underway, with works to commence in coming weeks, as part of Brisbane City Council’s $18 million commitment to boost lifestyle and leisure opportunities on the water.
Environment, Parks and Sustainability Chairman David McLachlan said the new $400,000 fishing platform at Carmichael Park would add to a growing network of river access hubs and leisure opportunities along the Brisbane River and its tributaries.
“Brisbane is a great place to live, work and relax, and Council is committed to creating more for residents to see and do on the Brisbane River,” Cr McLachlan said.
“A new fishing platform at Carmichael Park will give keen fishermen a new opportunity to drop a line in Bulimba Creek, taking advantage of this quiet creekside location that is already home to local cricket and soccer clubs.
“The fishing platform will accommodate up to 10 fishermen at any one time, on the six-metre long, three-metre wide platform.
“The flood resilient concrete structure will be fixed to piles, rather than floating, and will feature a timber deck.
“A fish cleaning table and reticulated water supply will also be available at the new facility, allow anglers to fillet their catch on-site.”
Doboy Ward Councillor Ryan Murphy said the Carmichael Park fishing platform would be a welcome addition to ways residents could experience Brisbane’s waterways.
“One of the great benefits of Tingalpa is the proximity to Moreton Bay, Bulimba Creek and the Brisbane River,” Cr Murphy said.
“Council has already delivered pontoons to allow kayaking and boating, but until now there hasn’t been any purpose-designed locations for fishing.
“Bulimba Creek is known to be home to 15 freshwater fish species, following ongoing work by Council and the Bulimba Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee to put a stop to illegal dumping and restore vegetation along the creek-banks.
“With this new fishing platform, I expect to see even more local residents getting outdoors to enjoy our great lifestyle.”
Construction on the Carmichael Park Fishing Platform will commence within the next fortnight and is expected to be finished mid-year.
For more information about Council’s plans to deliver more river-based leisure and lifestyle opportunities, visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au or call Council on (07) 3403 8888.