The water will soon be flowing again at some of the city’s decommissioned fountains.

It’s all part of a multi million dollar ‘beautify Brisbane’ program.

Adriana Mageros reports.


Flowing water fountains are hard to find in Brisbane’s CBD.

They’re only operating at places like Anzac Square and the Botanic Gardens.

But Brisbane City Council will spend $2.2 million to resurrect three fountains and construct a new one.

Brisbane’s water fountains were switched off after last decade’s droughts. At the time the Brisbane City Council wanted to lead by example by encouraging all Australians to save water.

The decision to start the water flowing again was largely based on feedback from the community.

Adrian Schrinner, Deputy Mayor: “In places like Brisbane in the hot summers people love to have these cool features around the city, running water.”

Works already begun to revive the two fountains at Roma Street.

The Mooney Memorial fountain on the corner of Queen and Eagle Street will be operating by the end of the year.

Vox 1:”Yes, yes definitely it just adds to the attraction of the park, it should be there at all times.”

Vox 2: “It looks nice, switching them back on will attract tourism.”

Vox 3: “It lends a lot of colour and beautification to the city it acts as a gathering point.”

And they’ll be eco friendly.

Adrian Schrinner, Deputy Mayor: “We’ll be using water efficient technology and recycling where possible to make sure that these fountains are water efficient and good for the environment.”

The council hasn’t announced where the new fountain will be built.

Adriana Mageros, QUT News.