Ring road upgrade, Whites Hill Reserve - Camp Hill

Brisbane City Council is pleased to advise the ring road upgrade project at Whites Hill Reserve, Camp Hill, is underway. The Whites Hill Reserve Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association (BMTA) clubhouse upgrade is also expected to begin in mid-2021. Further information will be provided to the community about the BMTA upgrade closer to the start of construction.

Project summary

This table includes project details for the Whites Hill Reserve ring road and Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association clubhouse upgrades in Camp Hill.
Address Whites Hill Reserve, Camp Hill
Ward Holland Park 
Project outcomes The project will deliver a number of benefits including improved pedestrian and motorist safety, and improved car parking.
Latest update Start of construction

Background

Whites Hill Reserve is an important remnant bushland including world-class sporting fields, a popular children's playground, picnic facilities and bush trails. Council is investing in Whites Hill Reserve by delivering this important project, which will have a number of benefits including improved pedestrian and motorist safety, and improved car parking.

The ring road upgrade is fully funded by the Australian Government.

Project timing

  • August 2021 - start of construction
  • Late 2021 - end of construction (subject to weather and site conditions).

Key features 

The project will involve opening the ring road around the fields to create a one-way traffic flow, improving pedestrian and motorist safety, and maximising car parking.

Works will involve:

  • road resurfacing
  • installing new kerb and channel
  • formalising car parking
  • providing new accessible car parks
  • constructing footpaths for access
  • line marking
  • constructing new fencing and bollards
  • installing LED road lighting
  • improving drainage along the road.

Construction details

Works will generally be undertaken from Monday to Saturday, between 6.30am to 6.30pm.

Construction of the ring road upgrade will begin at the back of the ring road and Council will aim to complete the ring road works by mid-afternoon to ensure minimal impacts to sporting games and training activities.

The works at the intersection to change the road to one-way and formalise the parking in this area will be completed last. Council appreciates that parking is limited in the reserve and will try to minimise impacts to parking during construction wherever possible.

A site compound and laydown area will be located at the bottom of the ring road, near the reservoir.

During the works, sporting clubs, visitors to the reserve, and local residents may experience increased noise, truck movements, low levels of dust, and vibration. Council will use environmental controls to minimise disruptions as best as possible, and traffic controllers will be onsite as required to manage car, pedestrian, and cyclist movements.

We apologise for any inconvenience this work may cause and appreciate the community's patience during this time.

Environment considerations

Council has identified an area of approximately 700 square metres in size that needs to be cleared along the ring road at the back of the reserve, to enable the road drainage to be laid for the project. This includes a number of small trees and shrubs. Some of the trees being removed are unlikely to survive due to the landfill capping impacting the tree root systems.

The area with tree removals will be revegetated following construction and alternative plants will be chosen, such as those with shallow root systems to enable them to survive and thrive. In addition, on the opposite side of this stretch of the ring road, twenty fig trees will be planted roughly 25 metres apart.

Council has received Natural Assets Local Law approval for these works to be undertaken. All tree removals have been assessed in accordance with the local law and all work will be carried out in accordance with the relevant environmental guidelines.

The viability of a stormwater harvesting system is being investigated as part of the ring road project design, which aims to improve water usage for the clubs using the reserve. Council will keep the community informed as an investigation into this design element progresses.

More information

For more information about the project, you can:

  • phone the project hotline on 1800 669 416 during business hours
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 after hours
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated: 9 August 2021
Topics: camp hill