Bill Brown Reserve shared path - Fitzgibbon

Brisbane City Council is constructing a new shared path through Bill Brown Reserve to improve local connectivity and help encourage active travel.

Project summary

This table provides information on Bill Brown Reserve shared path - Fitzgibbon including address, ward, project outcomes and latest news.
Address Bill Brown Sports Reserve, between Roghan Road and Telegraph Road, Fitzgibbon
Ward Bracken Ridge
Project outcome Improve active travel and connectivity
Latest news

Construction update - August 2023

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About the project

This new shared path will improve connectivity between key recreational hubs on Telegraph Road and Roghan Road, including the Bill Brown Sports Reserve Netball Courts, Emily Seebohm Aquatic Centre, Bracken Ridge Skate Plaza and BMX facility and Hidden World Playground and dog park.

Riding and walking are great ways for residents to stay active and healthy, enjoy our natural area and reduce traffic congestion. This important new local connection is part of our commitment to expand our city's active transport network and create more recreational opportunities for residents and visitors to enjoy.

Project scope

The project will involve:

  • constructing a new 850-metre-long concrete shared path through Bill Brown Reserve
  • installing six culverts along the project alignment to allow drainage
  • constructing an active transport bridge crossing over the waterway adjacent to Telegraph Road
  • constructing a new shared path entry that will connect to the existing shared path on Telegraph Road
  • removing some trees along the project alignment and replanting native trees in the local area
  • installing LED path lighting along the shared path
  • installing wayfinding signage and line marking along the shared path
  • installing fencing along the shared path in the reserve.

Environmental considerations

To deliver this project, some trees including weed species, as well as other minor vegetation will be removed. The vegetation being removed is located within Council-owned land along the shared path alignment, with the majority on the western side (Bill Brown Sports Reserve) of the pathway. At the completion of this project, we will replant within the local area, where possible, to ensure that we keep our suburbs cooler and greener. 

As part of the design process, we reviewed the alignment to minimise tree removals wherever possible. We are committed to protecting our local environment and will make every effort to minimise environmental impacts during construction.

    Lighting considerations

    We are installing lighting along the new shared path to enhance safety and improve amenity for people walking and riding through the area. This project is part of our plan to encourage more people to walk and ride, so it is important we provide a safe and accessible network for users of all ages and abilities.

    The new light pole locations have been selected to minimise potential impacts on surrounding vegetation and neighbouring residents. This includes facing the lights towards Bill Brown Reserve, away from properties, and installing shields to direct light wherever possible.

    LED lights are more environmentally friendly, easier to maintain and meet Australian standards for lighting along pedestrian and cyclist pathways. The project will contribute to reducing our carbon footprint and achieving and maintaining carbon neutrality as part of our Brisbane Clean, Green Sustainable 2017-2031 plan. Upgrading lighting to LEDs helps reduce public lighting energy consumption by up to 60%.


    Works started in May 2023 and will be completed in late 2023, weather and construction conditions permitting.

    Works will occur between 7am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

    If you live in or are travelling through the area, you may experience:

    • minor travel delays during temporary lane, road and footpath closures
    • seeing construction workers and their equipment in the area
    • increased noise, dust, vibration and vehicle movements while the works are underway
    • minor travel delays and reduced speed limits on Telegraph Road, with a single traffic lane closure in place during working hours.

    Telegraph Road temporary lane and footpath closures

    Temporary single-lane closures and footpath closures are required on the southern side of Telegraph Road, between Denham Street and Mustang Street, Bracken Ridge.

    The closures are required to facilitate construction activities for the new pedestrian bridge connecting the existing footpath on Telegraph Road to the new Bill Brown Reserve shared path.

    Single-lane road closures on Telegraph Road

    The left-most lane on Telegraph Road westbound will be intermittently closed until late September 2023.

    Monday to Friday between 9am and 3pm:

    • single-lane closure of the west-bound left-lane on Telegraph Road
    • the cycle lane will be closed with a detour in place (see detour map)
    • the right-lane will remain open, with intermittent closures of the footpath up to 15 minutes with traffic controllers in place.

    When the lane is closed, a temporary on-road cycle lane will be in place on Telegraph Road. Please follow onsite directional signage.

    Full road closures on Telegraph Road

    There will be a small number of intermittent full closures of all westbound lanes on Telegraph Road for periods between 30 seconds and two minutes during night and daytime hours.

    These closures will occur during off peak periods when traffic volumes are lower to ensure the safety of road users and workers on site.

    These full closures are required to safely facilitate the entry and exit of heavy vehicles and plant required for construction of the new Bill Brown Reserve shared path.

    Day time
    • Monday to Friday between 9am and 3pm
    • Late June to Late September 2023, weather and site conditions permitting.
    Night time
    • Monday to Friday between 6pm and 6am
    • Late June to Late September 2023, weather and site conditions permitting.

    Footpath closures

    Full footpath closures

    • Late June until mid-September 2023: full closure of the footpath.

    Intermittent footpath closures

    • After mid-September 2023, the footpath in this location will be reopened, with a small number of intermittent full closures until late 2023 to facilitate construction activities
    • These intermittent closures will occur from Monday to Friday, between 7am and 5pm.

    A detour will be in place when the footpath is closed. Please follow signage and traffic controllers when travelling through the area. View the detour map.

    While works are underway, residents in close proximity to the site may experience:

    • minor travel delays during temporary land and footpath closures
    • increased dust, noise and minor vibration from construction machinery.

    Where possible, lane and footpath closures on Telegraph Road have been scheduled to occur during off peak periods when traffic volumes are lower. This is to ensure the safety of road users and workers onsite, and to minimise traffic disruptions.

    Night works

    For the safety of road users and workers, there will be a requirement for some minor night works. We will provide an update when night works are scheduled to occur.

    Project documents

    You can download the project documents:

    More information

    If you would like to find out more about this project, 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
    Last updated: 21 August 2023

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