MAJOR CONSTRUCTION IN THE PRECINCT

Brisbane Metro

Brisbane Metro will operate along dedicated busways from Eight Mile Plains to Roma Street, and Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital to University of Queensland with turn-up-and-go services and 24 hours on weekends.

Status: Sewer relocation works – Grey Street & Melbourne St

Expected impacts: During construction, nearby residents and businesses can expect disruptions such as:

  • work hours – most work will occur between 7am to 6.30pm, Monday to Saturday. Some works are required during the night, between 7pm and 5am, Monday to Friday
  • traffic changes – traffic will go to one lane in each direction along Grey Street between Russell Street and Peel Street.
  • changes to pedestrian access to the South Brisbane railway station – pedestrians exiting or entering the South Brisbane railway station will be required to use the signalised pedestrian crossing at the intersection of Melbourne St and Grey St
  • increased levels of noise, dust, vibration.

Operational by: 2023

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Neville Bonner Bridge

Neville Bonner Bridge will link both sides of the Brisbane River, between the South Bank precinct and the future Queen’s Wharf Brisbane precinct.

Status: Early Works Started

  • Site established on South Bank on the Cultrual Forecours and greenspace in front of the Wheel of Brisbane. Will be complete in time for the integrated resort development opening in late-2022. 

Piling has begun: All work will be completed between 6.30am and 6.30pm Monday to Friday.

  • What to expect:

    At each time pile hammering (noisiest activity) will not exceed 20-minute windows.

    Piling work is expected to take several months with intermittent noisy works.

  • Pedestrian and cyclist impact:

    During pile hammering works, alternative access paths for pedestrians and cyclists will be advertised and encouraged.

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Operational: Late 2022

New Performing Arts Centre

The New Performing Arts Venue project will deliver a minimum 1,500-seat theatre. The new theatre will be located at Playhouse Green, sharing the site with the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC).

Status: Piling Works

What to expect:

Vehicles

  • Changed Access: Parking at BCEC – No right turn into the BCEC car park from Grey St (southbound). Access now via Merivale St

Pedestrians

  • QPAC: The footpath and southbound lane of Grey St is closed between QPAC pedestrian tunnel and Russel St

  • The footpath along QPAC on Russell St is also closed to pedestrians

  • Temporary fencing has been installed in front of The Charming Squire

Cyclists: 

  • Grey Street: Street cycle lanes on Grey temporarily removed. Cyclists can either share the traffic lane with vehicles with a reduced traffic speed of 20 km/h in place or legally ride on the footpath.

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Operational: late 2022

Riverside Open Space

The Riverside Open Space project will deliver 6816sqm riverside green space, world-class designed barbecue facilities, a public art feature, riverfront events and function space.

Status: Final Stage of the project has been started

Operational: Early 2021.

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Cross River Rail

Cross River Rail is a new 10.2 kilometre rail line from Dutton Park to Bowen Hills, which includes 5.9 kilometres of twin tunnels under the Brisbane River and CBD. 

Status: Major construction has begun

Operational: 2024

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Queen's Wharf Development

A new world-class integrated resort development is being constructed that will put Brisbane on the map as a tourism, leisure and entertainment destination.

Status: Construction of the core of the development will be the major focus with much work being done to complete the structure to finishing height. The exterior will continue to be worked on over the next couple of years.

Operational: 2022

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