Upper Kedron Recreation Reserve closed landfill – drainage and capping upgrade

Brisbane City Council is pleased to advise works to upgrade the existing surface drainage and landfill capping in Upper Kedron Recreation Reserve are now complete.


Address Northern section of the Upper Kedron Recreation Reserve
Ward The Gap
Project outcomes Upgrade site drainage and install clay capping
Latest update End of works - December 2019

About the project

This project took place in the northern section of the Upper Kedron Recreation Reserve, located at 270 Upper Kedron Road, Upper Kedron, specifically the area surrounding the playground.

The works involved:

  • constructing a concrete rock-lined and grassed open drain along the Upper Kedron Road side of the park
  • constructing a rock-lined drain within the tree line near Cemetery Road
  • upgrading the existing grass drain diverting the water away from the playground
  • compaction and re-capping of the closed landfill (in the vicinity of the playground) with clay material
  • reinstatement of topsoil and turf.

The playground, toilets and car park are now open for community use.

Following the upgrade works, there is a maintenance period to allow the turf to establish. The maintenance period is expected to end in early 2020, weather and site conditions permitting. Temporary barricading will be in place around the turfed area and rock-lined drain adjacent to the playground during this time.

Council thanks the community for their patience during the upgrade works.

More information

If you would like more information about the Upper Kedron Recreation Reserve capping and surface drainage upgrade 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 cityprojects@brisbane.qld.gov.au
  • or write to:
    Upper Kedron Recreation Reserve closed landfill management – drainage and capping upgrade project 
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated:20 December 2019
Topics: upper kedron