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Brisbane’s newest public space is set to open at the end of the month – and everyone is invited!

A free community BBQ breakfast, with coffee and entertainment, will be held on 30 October to officially open the new section of rejuvenated riverfront.

The opening includes a 500 metre section of upgraded Bicentennial Bikeway, the above-water Mangrove Walk and new recreational facilities in Waterline Park beneath the Riverside Expressway.

Destination Brisbane Consortium Project Director Simon Crooks said everyone is invited to come and enjoy the new spaces.

“Firstly, I want thank residents, commuters, bikeway users, near neighbours, QUT students and everyone who uses Gardens Point Road for their patience and support over the last 15 months,” Mr Crooks said.

“Please join us for a community opening celebration from 6am to 9am on Wednesday 30 October to come and see what we have built, plus enjoy a free breakfast.

“We will open the upgraded bikeway and pedestrian Mangrove Walk for commuters and those who want to enjoy what is now a beautiful northern edge to the Brisbane River on the city-side.

“We’ll also open Waterline Park which has been transformed from an old concrete car park to a bright recreational park you’ll want to visit – we’ll even have gym instructors there on the opening day so please bring your gym gear!

Mr Crooks paid special tribute to the many stakeholders, transport authorities, government representatives and cyclists who have worked with the consortium during the transformation of the spaces.

On 30 October Waterline Park and Bicentennial Bikeway will open from 6am. From 9am the full Mangrove Walk will open – with all spaces remaining accessible during the several years of construction ahead to build Queen’s Wharf Brisbane.

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