Residents show support for pop-up cafe at pier

An online survey showed 60% of respondents preferred a pop-up kiosk near Shorncliffe Pier to be located in the grassed area (in red), not the concrete area, next to the existing toilet block. Photo: contributed
An online survey showed 60% of respondents preferred a pop-up kiosk near Shorncliffe Pier to be located in the grassed area (in red), not the concrete area, next to the existing toilet block. Photo: contributed

NORTHSIDE residents and businesses have given their tick of approval for a new pop-up kiosk near Shorncliffe Pier.

Council sought feedback last month on two potential locations for a kiosk in Lower Moora Park - either a grassed area or concrete area next to the existing toilet block.

Chairman for Environment, Parks and Sustainability Cr David McLachlan said more than 630 people responded to the online survey.

"Following the $20million Shorncliffe Pier renewal project, we committed to further activating the precinct and proposed a pop-up cafe,” Cr McLachlan said.

"The proposal received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback when we consulted the community last month, with 84% of survey respondents offering their support and 60% indicating they would prefer the facility be located in the grassed area.

"There was also a clear preference that the kiosk would keep with the park's aesthetic values and not impact on the newly rebuilt pier.

"We will be taking care to ensure the next steps take into account the feedback we've received through the survey.”

In February Council indicated it was proposing a shipping container-style facility for the kiosk, but today indicated it would seek input from the community on what form the kiosk would take, and would do so before the end of June.

Cr McLachlan said Shorncliffe Pier was Brisbane's largest timber pier and one of Brisbane's most loved and historically significant landmarks.

"Council is invested in the future of Shorncliffe and revitalising it as a popular tourist destination, drawing crowds of day-trippers from near and far,” he said.

"The pier is one of Brisbane's most iconic jewels and a new kiosk will help foster and grow what is once again becoming a vibrant community hub.”

For more information, visit or contact Council on 34038888.

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