Tramway Street closed environmental monitoring works - Ferny Grove and Keperra

Brisbane City Council is undertaking environmental monitoring works within the Samford Road corridor between Tramway Street, Claverton Street and Avington Street, Ferny Grove. These works are planned to take place from February 2020 until mid-2020.

Project summary

This table includes project summary information for the Tramway Street closed environmental monitoring works at Ferny Grove, including address, wards, project outcome and latest news.
Address Samford Road corridor between Tramway Street and Claverton Street, Ferny Grove and Avington Street, Keperra 
Wards The Gap and Enoggera
Project outcome Inform Council's ongoing landfill management of the site
Latest news Monitoring works are planned between February 2020 and mid-2020

About the project

The investigations are part of Council's regular site auditing and environmental monitoring under the Landfill Remediation and Maintenance Program for the former Tramway Street closed landfill site.  The site is known locally as the Keperra Picnic Ground which operated as a landfill between 1964 and 1982.

As part of environmental assessment works, Council installed monitoring wells within the Samford Road corridor between Tramway Street and Claverton Street from December 2017 to January 2018.

Council is undertaking additional monitoring as part of ongoing environmental investigations. The first stage of investigations took place last year, however further information is required.

As part of the next stage of works, Council will be installing and testing additional monitoring assets, mainly along the roadways of Claverton Street and Avington Street. This will involve drilling works which will take place from 7am-5pm weekdays to minimise noise disruptions for nearby residents.

Work is expected to start in February 2020 and finish mid-2020, weather and site conditions permitting.

Community impacts

Some temporary lane closures will be required at times, with traffic controllers onsite to assist road users and pedestrians. Local access will not be affected, but there may be some short delays and nearby residents may notice lighting for workers onsite.

Properties close to these works may experience some construction noise, however this is expected to be low and intermittent.

Council apologises for any inconvenience these works may cause and we appreciate your patience during this time.

More information

If you would like to provide comments, or find out more about the Tramway Street closed environmental monitoring works, 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:
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated:4 February 2020