Coronation Drive retaining wall

Brisbane City Council is pleased to announce the replacement of a six-metre-section of the existing retaining wall located between Coronation Drive and the Bicentennial Bikeway in Auchenflower. 

Project summary

This table provides information about the Coronation Drive retaining wall project including address, ward, project outcomes and latest updates.
Address Coronation Drive, Auchenflower
Ward Paddington
Project outcomes Increase safety for the community and road users
Latest updates

Start of construction

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About the project

Brisbane City Council is pleased to advise rectification works on the Coronation Drive retaining wall project at Auchenflower is scheduled to commence in mid-April 2021 and will take approximately four months to complete, weather and site conditions permitting.

A six-metre-section of the existing retaining wall located between Coronation Drive and the Bicentennial Bikeway, approximately 180 metres north of Chasely Street, has been identified as needing rectification works to ensure it remains safe for the community and road users. Please see the attached location map identifying the retaining wall location.

This project is jointly funded by the Australian Government and Brisbane City Council.

Works to replace the section of retaining wall include:

  • removal and reconstruction of a section of footpath along Coronation Drive
  • piling works
  • removing the existing wall structure
  • installation of shotcrete protection (sprayed concrete) to blend in with the existing wall
  • landscaping works.

In order to undertake these works, Council has identified two trees that will need to be removed, along with some minor branch trimming. The two trees will be removed in accordance with all relevant environmental guidelines. Council is committed to minimising any impact on the environment and will undertake offset planting and landscaping in the area following construction.

Laydown site

A site laydown area will be established in Moorlands Park. This area will be reinstated following the completion of the project.

Work hours

Due to the high traffic volume along Coronation Drive, and to ensure the safety of workers and road users, works will generally be undertaken at night, between 8pm and 5am Sunday to Thursday. Some works will also be undertaken on weekdays during off peak hours, where permitted.

Extended weekend works

A program of two extended weekend work periods (undertaken 24-hours a day from Friday night through to Monday morning) is also required to facilitate the construction works. Both weekends are anticipated to occur in May 2021 with dates soon to be advised. 

During these extended weekend works, two outbound lanes on Coronation Drive will be closed to provide safe working room for piling equipment. Coronation Drive will remain open with two inbound and outbound lanes maintained throughout these works. Council is committed to keeping local residents and businesses informed and will provide advance notification prior to these works commencing.

Construction impacts

Local residents and businesses in close proximity to the site may experience some construction impacts associated with these works, including noise, dust, vibration and light from mobile light towers. Council is committed to minimising the impact of the works on the community as much as possible.

Where possible, noise from activities such as saw cutting and jackhammering, will occur during the day or prior to 11pm, however residents will still experience some lighting and noise after 11pm from plant and machinery. Due to workplace health and safety requirements reversing beepers cannot be switched off.

Traffic management

Some temporary lane closures on Coronation Drive and the Bicentennial Bikeway will be required, with traffic controllers onsite to assist motorists, cyclists and pedestrians around the worksite. 

Coronation Drive will remain open to traffic during these works however, motorists may experience some delays. Cyclists and pedestrian access will be maintained along the Bicentennial Bikeway with the aid of a temporary diversion platform.

For the safety of people travelling through the area, please look out for traffic management signage, and always follow the directions given by the traffic controllers onsite. Road users should plan ahead by allowing additional time when planning to travel through the area.

We thank you for your patience and understanding while these works are carried out.

Benefits

This section of the Coronation Drive retaining wall has been identified as needing rectification works to ensure it remains safe for the community and road users. 

Timing

Construction will commence in mid-April 2021 and take approximately four months to complete, weather and site conditions permitting. 

More information

If you would like to provide feedback, ask questions, or find out more about the Coronation Drive retaining wall project, you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 884 681 during working hours
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 outside of working hours
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    Coronation Drive retaining wall project
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated: 12 April 2021