Idonia Street creek crossing project drainage works - Bridgeman Downs

Brisbane City Council are undertaking minor works to install spoon drains along the footpath of the Idonia Street creek crossing. This will improve waterflow in Cabbage Tree Creek and better direct stormwater runoff from the land to the creek.


This table provides information on the Idonia Street creek crossing project including address, ward, project outcome and latest update.
AddressIdonia Street, Bridgeman Downs
Project outcomeImproved waterways and drainage
Latest updateConstruction commencing May 2023

About the project

In August 2021, Brisbane City Council completed works to construct a new shared path and low-level crossing across Cabbage Tree Creek. The project included the construction of a new three-metre-wide shared concrete path to connect Idonia Street with the existing Cabbage Tree Creek Bikeway via a low-level culvert crossing.

We have since received feedback from the community about the effectiveness of water flow and drainage at this site during heavy rainfall and flooding events.

As a result of this feedback, and in line with Council’s flood resilience action plan, we will now be undertaking maintenance activities and minor works to install spoon drainage along the path, improving water flow by better directing rainfall from the land into the creek. The works are also expected to reduce sediment build up during periods of heavy rain.

Works will include:

  • construction of new concrete spoon drains on both sides of the footpath
  • securing the rocks surrounding the culvert in concrete
  • topsoiling and re-turfing of the surrounding area.


Works will occur from May 2023 and will take approximately four weeks to complete, weather and site conditions permitting.

Works will take place Monday to Friday, from 7am to 5pm, weather and site conditions permitting.

For more information

If you would like to find out more about the Idonia Street creek crossing project, you can:

  • phone the project information line on 1800 884 681 (during business hours)
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 (outside of business hours)
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    Idonia Street creek crossing project team
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
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