Barry Parade drainage works - Spring Hill

Brisbane City Council is constructing new stormwater drainage from Thornbury Street and along part of Warren Street in Spring Hill, to Barry Parade in Fortitude Valley, to improve the existing drainage network.

The purpose of the works is to install additional stormwater drainage in Thornbury and Warren Streets to improve flood immunity for properties in the Warren Street, Barry Parade and Wickham Street precinct. The works will also improve safety for pedestrians and road users in this precinct during rainfall events.

Project summary

This project summary table includes address, ward, project outcomes and latest update for the Barry Parade drainage works
Address Thornbury and Warren Streets, Spring Hill
Ward Central Ward
Project outcomes The works will supplement the existing drainage network to reduce flooding in the immediate area during extreme rainfall events
Latest update Start of construction works

About the project

The works involve installing 212 linear metres of reinforced concrete pipes of varying capacity, six new grated inlets and nine new maintenance chambers.


The drainage works will commence on 15 November 2021 and are expected to be completed mid-2022, weather and site conditions permitting.

The works will take place between 9am – 2pm, Monday to Friday, with the option to work on Saturdays, when required, from 7am – 4pm.

Some night works may be required and Council will provide advance notice to the community if any out-of-hours works are required, prior to works starting.

Construction impacts

During construction, you can expect:

  • noise, dust and increased vehicle movements, with reversing beepers and flashing lights in the area
  • traffic delays and possible temporary lane closures that will impact on-street parking, but will be managed by onsite traffic controllers to direct pedestrian and vehicle traffic.

Access to some driveways may also be temporarily unavailable when works are underway.

Council would like to thank you for your patience and understanding during these important works.

More information

If you would like to provide comments, ask questions or find out more about this project, you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 884 681 during business hours
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 outside of business hours
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    Barry Parade Drainage Works
    City Projects
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated: 5 November 2021
Topics: spring hill

Brisbane City Council acknowledges this Country and its Traditional Custodians. We pay our respects to the Elders, those who have passed into the dreaming; those here today; those of tomorrow.