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Northshore Hamilton Citycat Terminal
1 October 2011
Hamilton's second CityCat terminal will open tomorrow.
Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk yesterday unveiled the $5 million Northshore Hamilton CityCat terminal, that will see ferry services extended further downstream.
The terminal, located on Macarthur Avenue, was funded by the state government via the Urban Land Development Authority and jointly delivered by the Brisbane City Council.
Its design, which is based on a shipping container, was inspired by the history of the site. It features a dual-berth pontoon, a waiting area with 24 seats and a sheltered ramp.
The terminal is within the Northshore Hamilton Urban Development Area, a special 304-hectare precinct between Kingsford Smith Drive and the Brisbane River and between Bretts Wharf and the Gateway Motorway.
The Northshore Hamilton Riverside Shuttle ferry will service all stops between Northshore Hamilton and Apollo Road at Bulimba and then run express to the Riverside terminal.
Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk yesterday seized the opportunity to renew his call for the state government to re-introduce daily travel tickets on ferry services.
He said daily tickets were necessary to ensure ferry travel was affordable for residents, and tourists in particular.
The state government scrapped weekly, daily and monthly tickets in an attempt to force commuters to take up electronic Go Cards.
"Our ferries are as important for tourism as they are in reducing traffic congestion and with council investing heavily in important ferry infrastructure, the state government really needs to ensure services are affordable as well if we're going to maximise its benefits," he said.
Construction of the new ferry terminal at Teneriffe has recently begun and is due to be completed by the end of the year.
Brisbane City Council will host a free public barbecue from 10am to 1pm at the Northshore Hamilton terminal to celebrate is opening on October 2.