Kangaroo Point cliffs maintenance project

Brisbane City Council will be undertaking cliff maintenance works at the Kangaroo Point cliffs in 2024 as part of our ongoing cliff maintenance program.

Summary

This table provides information on the Kangaroo Point cliffs maintenance project including address, ward, project outcomes and latest update.
AddressKangaroo Point cliffs, River Terrace, Kangaroo Point
WardThe Gabba
Project outcomesMonitoring and maintenance of the cliff face
Latest updates

Start of construction – cliff maintenance works 2024

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About the project

The Kangaroo Point cliffs are a popular community space for residents, tourists, and rock climbers, and it is important that we ensure these open spaces are safe and accessible for all.

Like any cliff face, these cliffs are continuously changing through human and natural influences, including weather and vegetation growth. This requires maintenance works to manage the risk of rockfall as the cliff continues to evolve. 

As part of our regular monitoring and maintenance of the Kangaroo Point cliff face, we have identified several areas of cliff that need to be remediated. 

Works will be tailored to the cliff face to reduce the risk of rockfall and improve community safety.

These cliff works are expected to start in early June 2024 and take up to 2 months to complete, weather and site conditions permitting. 

Cliff maintenance works – 2024

Our remediation works will involve a range of specialised construction techniques to: 

  • remove loose rocks and minor vegetation from the cliff face 
  • stabilise the rock face with rock pins
  • secure a small section of cliff beneath the Kangaroo Point cliff stairs with mesh
  • install a protective spray-on concrete (shotcrete) layer on isolated sections of the cliff face. 

The shotcrete treatment will be sculpted and colour matched to blend in with the surrounding rock as much as possible. 

What does this mean for me?

These remediation works have been carefully assessed and designed by geotechnical specialists to ensure quality outcomes and ongoing safety for the community.

We have designed this work as spot treatments across the cliff face to ensure there is minimal changes and impact to climbing areas and routes, while still improving community safety. 

You may experience some impacts during construction, including temporary restrictions to climbing areas and the access road at the bottom of the cliff. All other pedestrian and cyclist pathways will remain open.

The Kangaroo Point cliff stairs near Joey’s café will be closed between 7am and 5pm, Monday to Friday from 3 July to 24 July 2024, weather and site conditions permitting. A detour will be in place via the southern stairs opposite Llewellyn Street to ensure community safety. You can see this detour below.

This image shows an aerial view map of the Kangaroo Point cliff stairs detour

For more details on the location of these works, download the map of works (PDF - 941kb). Please note, the exclusion zones highlighted on the map show the areas we will be working in, but it does not mean the entire zone will have a treatment installed. Treatments will be isolated to specific hazards.

More information

For more information or to ask questions about the Kangaroo Point cliffs maintenance project: 

  • phone the project team on 07 3178 5413 (during business hours)
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 (after hours)
  • email the project team.
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