City Cat Ferry Terminals
DEVELOPER: Brisbane City Council
CERTIFICATION: Ecosystems, Waste, Energy, Materials, Water, Community
The Brisbane City Council Bretts Wharf, Teneriffe and Hawthorne CityCat Ferry Terminals are the first ferry terminals in Australia to earn official recognition through a sustainability rating tool.
Located close to the mouth of the Brisbane River, the terminals are exposed to the corrosive forces of the tide and humid salt-laden air. The materials and design selected maximise durability to increase service life and minimise embodied energy. The terminals also incorporate recycled materials and are designed for deconstruction and eventual material reuse.
The terminals minimise greenhouse gas emissions through improved energy efficiency and sustainable energy sources. LED lighting is used in each terminal, with photosensors to auto-dim lights through the day, and timers to dim lights during non-operating hours. Each terminal has solar arrays and, as in all Brisbane City Council facilities, Brisbane City Council purchases 100 per cent green power for additional energy used.