Colleges Crossing Recreation Reserve


408-492 Mt Crosby Road, Chuwar

District: 1


Colleges Crossing Recreation Reserve on the Brisbane River at Chuwar is a special place for the community and remains culturally significant for the Traditional Owners and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. It has been popular for picnics, sport, tourism, water activities and for the continuation of cultural practices and connections for many years.

The reserve was significantly damaged in the flood events experienced in both February and May 2022. At present, the site is closed to the public to enable rehabilitation works to be undertaken (see map below).

We are focused on making a reserve that is more flood resilient (which can be re-opened more quickly and at a lower cost after each flood event), while also ensuring our First Nations People and the wider community can continue to enjoy the reserve now and into the future. For further information on the progress of this project, please visit

For further information on flood recovery works taking place across Ipswich, please visit

Opening hours:

6.00 am - 6.00 pm daily, however opening hours of this area may change based on natural seasonal light, until such time as lighting installations can occur to ensure community safety.


  • Canoe Access
  • Fishing
  • Open Kick Around Area
  • Recreational Pathways
Other Facilities
  • Car Parking
  • Disabled Access
  • Natural Or Constructed Lookout
Can be used for
  • Boating
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Personal Training
More Information
    • Fishing accessibility - family-friendly land-based fishing access


Colleges Crossing Recreation Reserve

A permit/licence is required to use the following areas within Colleges Crossing Recreation Reserve.  Using the information provided please ensure you select an area suitable for your event.


Application method

Please select how you would like to apply:

The prescribed fee in accordance with Council’s Fees and Charges will be required when submitting an application (if applicable). Please refer to Council’s Fees and Charges

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