What’s new at Rivergate Marina?
Brisbane City Council recently approved Rivergate Marina and Shipyard development application for an expanded Superyacht maintenance and refit hub based on the Brisbane River. The expansions would be the catalyst for a jobs, alongside an array of benefits for Queensland’s marine and tourism industries.
The proposed expansion of the Brisbane marina is set to dramatically increase Superyacht visitation to Australia, while also providing vital new capability to service Australian Defence Force and Australian Border Force vessels.
Key elements of the expansion include:
- A $35 million state-of-the-art shiplift capable of lifting vessels of up to 3,000 tonnes and 90 metres,
- A new hardstand space
- Sheds and berthing to service multiple large vessels at the same time.
- A new 5-storey purpose-built facility featuring training rooms, offices, café, world-class crew accommodation and crew recreation facilities.
On completion, the expansion would generate an estimated 2,000 new jobs for marine and tourism sectors! It was also inject close to $1 billion into the Queensland economy each year, and ensure the region’s maritime industry is ready for the 2032 Olympic Games.
“This approval means our expansion is now shovel ready and just waiting on government funding support to get under way.”
“Brisbane is already an ideal location for servicing and repairing Superyachts, several classes of Defence vessels and other commercial shipping. This expansion would provide owners and captains of large recreational vessels with the assurance that world-class facilities are available for both routine and unplanned maintenance works while they are cruising in our region. Not only this, but it’ll fill a much-needed gap in Defence and commercial vessel maintenance on Australia’s east coast. Eliminating the current necessity for some vessel classes to be serviced elsewhere in Australia such as Perth or Adelaide due to a lack of lifting capacity” – Tom Hill
Rivergate Marina and Shipyard, Brisbane was established in 2006 and is widely respected for its skilled trades, safe environment, and warm hospitality. It is a customs clearance marina that offers deep water access on all tides, near-perfect weather for year-round operations, and easy access to capital city services – Including the 24-hour Brisbane International Airport only 10 minutes away.
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