Hawera Court pedestrian bridge replacement

Brisbane City Council is in the construction phase for rebuilding the Hawera Court pedestrian bridge in Aspley.

Project summary

This table provides summary information about the Hawera Court pedestrian bridge replacement project including address, ward, project outcomes and latest update.
AddressPedestrian bridge connecting Hawera Court and Hawera Crescent Park, Aspley
Project outcomesRebuild and recover this important connection
Latest updateConstruction, download project plan:

About the project

The severe weather event in February 2022 caused significant damage across Brisbane with many of our infrastructure and green spaces critically impacted.

The bridge between Hawera Court and Hawera Crescent Park was damaged during the severe weather event and was removed in February 2023 for community safety.

The damage to the bridge foundations was significant and we need to replace the bridge structure and repair surrounding embankments to safely reopen this connection.

We know this is an important connection for local residents to access Hawera Crescent Park and Little Cabbage Tree Creek Bikeway and we are working hard to rebuild this connection, with a focus on building back better.

Project features

The replacement bridge will strengthen this connection for future flooding events and improve connectivity for people walking and riding in the area. Works will involve:

  • fabricating and installing a new 4.3-metre-wide pedestrian bridge over Little Cabbage Tree Creek
  • constructing new 3-metre-wide shared paths on either end of the pedestrian bridge
  • building a new kerb ramp from Hawera Court that connects to a new 2.5-metre-wide shared path
  • laying turf around the new shared paths.

Project timing

Construction work at Hawera Court has commenced to prepare the site for bridge installation. Onsite preparation works include new bridge abutments and piles.

Works are also underway offsite to pre-fabricate the new bridge structure before we install it onsite in early 2024.

The new pedestrian bridge is expected to be open to the public by mid-2024, weather and site conditions permitting. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and appreciate your patience during the construction of this important upgrade.

Project impacts

If you live in or are travelling through the area, you may experience increased noise, dust and vibrations during the works.

You may also see or notice contractors and machinery on site and construction vehicles using Kakanui Street, Horn Road and Muneera Crescent to access the work site in Hawera Crescent Park.

Fencing around the worksite and a site laydown area in Hawera Crescent Park has been established for the duration of the works to ensure safety.

The below table lists all construction activities and impacts.

Site and piling pad set upTruck movements in local streets (Muneera Crescent and Kakanui Street), noise, and dust
Piling works at the bridge siteVibration, noise, and dust
Concrete foundation worksTruck movements in local streets (Muneera Crescent and Kakanui Street), noise, and dust
Scour protection in the creekTruck movements in local streets (Muneera Crescent and Kakanui Street), noise, and dust
Bridge deck delivery and constructionTruck and crane movements in local streets (Kakanui Street), and noise
Bridge deck installationTruck and crane movements in local streets (Kakanui Street), and noise
Footpath works from new bridge to Hawera CourtTruck movements in local streets (Hawera Court), noise, dust, and vibrations
Footpath works from new bridge to Little Cabbage Tree BikewayTruck movements in local streets (Muneera Crescent), noise, dust and vibrations
Landscaping and DemobilisationTruck movements in local streets (Muneera Crescent, Kakanui Street and Hawera Court), noise, and dust

 *Site conditions and weather permitting and may be subject to change to allow alternate construction methodologies if needed.

Environmental considerations

To facilitate our works, one street tree will be removed and replaced with one new street tree at the top of Hawera Court. We will replant five new trees in Hawera Crescent Park to offset this removal. Three saplings in Hawera Crescent Park will also be relocated. All works will be undertaken in consultation with a qualified arborist.

Our works will operate under an approved Environmental Management Plan, and fauna spotters will be on site while key construction activities are underway.

Interim detour

Your safety is our highest priority, so while construction works are underway, walk and ride with care and use alternative routes.

A detour is in place via Horn Road. Signage has been placed at the site advising of the detour.

We are committed to getting this important connection back online and we appreciate your patience while we are working to do so.

More information

If you would like to find out more about the Hawera Court pedestrian bridge replacement project you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 884 681 during business hours
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 outside business hours
  • email the project team
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