Queen Street Mall safety improvements

Brisbane City Council is installing public safety devices (bollards) and garden beds in place of the concrete blocks in the Queen Street Mall as a more permanent measure to help separate the roadway and pedestrians in the city centre.

Summary

This table provides summary information about the Queen Street Mall Safety Improvements including address, ward and latest updates.
Address Queen Street Mall, Brisbane City
Ward Central Ward
Latest update Installation early May 2020 to mid-2021.

About the project

Council is installing public safety devices in key locations around the city to help separate the roadway and pedestrians in the city centre. These works will be undertaken in the Queen Street Mall from early May 2020 to mid-2021, with a break in works during December 2020.

Construction will take place between 7pm and 5am, Monday to Thursday, with the noisiest works completed by 1am. Occasional Sunday works will be required. 

These works will be undertaken at night when use of the Mall is lowest and most businesses are closed to ensure safety and to minimise disruptions as much as possible.

Staging

All future milestone dates subject to weather and construction conditions.

Milestone dates for the Queen Street Mall safety improvements project
May 2020 Construction works commenced at the Edward Street end of the Mall
July 2020 Early works were undertaken to relocate underground services at the George Street end of the Mall
August 2020 Construction works commenced at the George Street end of the Mall
October 2020 Works expected to finish at Edward Street end and start at the Elizabeth Street entrance
November 2020 Works expected to finish at George Street
December 2020 All project work in the Mall to pause
January 2021 Project work to recommence
Mid-2021 Project complete

The project team will provide updates ahead of works moving to the next location.

Council is committed to keeping the local community informed of construction activity in their area and will provide further advance notification of activities likely to cause disruption such as particularly noisy works or out-of-hours activities.

Council will provide further information to the community about other locations as information becomes available.

Impacts during construction

We apologise in advance for any disruption caused and thank you for your patience while we complete these important safety works.

Residents and businesses in close proximity to the works may experience the following:

  • noise and some dust generated from the installation activities. Please be assured that Council will use environmental controls and make every effort to minimise disruptions during these works.
  • some localised pedestrian restrictions, which will be managed through onsite traffic controllers. Access for authorised vehicles will also be maintained during the works.

Access will be maintained through the Queen Street Mall, to local businesses, public transport and events throughout construction. The construction schedule for installation of the devices will work around events in Queen Street Mall to minimise impact to the community.

More information

All suppliers supporting businesses and activities on Queen Street Mall are encouraged to contact City Mall Management on 3403 8195 in the first instance.

For all other project-related enquiries, or if you would like to receive project updates, you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 884 681
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    Queen Street Mall Safety Improvements
    City Projects
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated: 15 October 2020