Queen Street Mall safety improvements

Council installed public safety devices in key locations around the city to help separate the roadway and pedestrians in the city centre. The Queen Street Mall safety improvement project was part of this city-wide approach to improve safety in Brisbane’s malls.


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 End of construction

About the project

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

The new bollards and garden beds are located at the Elizabeth, George, Edward and Adelaide Street entrances to the mall and are intended to be in place permanently. The lighting installed in the garden beds will be programmed to change in theme with important dates and events throughout the year.

Project timeline

  • Late 2016: Concrete blocks were installed in King George Square, Brunswick Street Mall, Queen Street Mall and Chinatown Mall as a temporary safety measure.
  • 2018 and 2019: 66 bollards were installed at King George Square, which was the first location for these devices to be installed.
  • 2020 and 2021: bollards and garden beds were installed within Queen Street Mall (this project phase).
  • Works are currently underway to install bollards and gardens beds within Brunswick Street Mall.

More information

For project-related enquiries, 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 Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated: 24 August 2021

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