Indooroopilly Riverwalk - Indooroopilly
Brisbane City Council advises that construction of the Indooroopilly Riverwalk is progressing well, with works anticipated to be complete by mid-2021, weather and construction conditions permitting.
About the project
Council encourages active transport and is committed to providing residents and visitors with travel options that are quicker and safer. Once complete, the Indooroopilly Riverwalk will provide a high quality, separated two-way cyclist and pedestrian riverwalk that takes advantage of the outlook over the Brisbane River.
The riverwalk will significantly improve active transport through the area, by providing a safe and accessible route from Twigg Street to the Jack Pesch Bridge and the Indooroopilly Rail Station, with additional connections to Radnor Street and Riverview Terrace.
The Indooroopilly Riverwalk is a critical part of a future active transport corridor between the Western Freeway Bikeway and the University of Queensland. Additionally, Council is investigating options for a cyclist connection between the Moggill Road and Coonan Street intersection and the Indooroopilly Riverwalk.
From the viewing platform along the new riverwalk, residents and visitors will have access to the views of the Brisbane River and the iconic Walter Taylor Bridge.
Following a tender period in 2019, Georgiou Brady Joint Venture was the successful tenderer to undertake construction of the riverwalk.
To facilitate works on the Indooroopilly Riverwalk project, and to significantly reduce traffic restrictions undertaken during weekdays, Brisbane City Council’s contractor will be implementing traffic changes and footpath diversions on Radnor Street over the next four Saturdays.
A full closure of Radnor Street, between Riverview Terrace and Foxton Street is required on:
- Saturday 20 February, 5am-2pm
- Saturday 27 February, 5am-2pm
- Saturday 6 March, 5am-2pm
- Saturday 13 March, 5am-2pm.
On these days the following traffic diversions will be in place:
- Westbound traffic diverted via Coonan Street or Riverview Terrace onto Station Road, Finley Street, Usher Street, Isles Road, and Kate Street.
- Eastbound traffic diverted via Foxton Street and Station Road.
During this time all on-road traffic will be diverted, however footpath access will continue to be maintained at all times.
The Radnor Street closure is primarily required to accommodate a concrete pump with extended outriggers for continuation of concrete placement for riverwalk deck construction east of Foxton Street. In addition, works on Radnor Street during the closure include construction of concrete kerbs, islands, a driveway, installation of electrical equipment, and removal of excavated spoil material.
The early morning commencement is necessary at this time of year to ensure the concrete is not adversely affected by excessive heat and evaporation during its placement.
- Detour signs and Variable Message Signs (VMS) will be in place to direct motorists along designated detour routes.
- A temporary footpath will be in place to maintain safe pedestrian access at all times through the area.
We thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding during this time.
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The project will benefit the community by:
- improving safety and efficiency for pedestrians and cyclists with a separated off-road facility
- promoting an active and healthy lifestyle by encouraging more walking and cycling
- creating a critical part of a future bikeway corridor between the Western Freeway Bikeway and University of Queensland.
The project will include:
- five-metre-wide pedestrian and two-way separated cyclist facility
- shared cyclist and pedestrian connection to Foxton Street from the riverwalk
- an upgrade of the Foxton Street and Radnor Street intersection to create a safer environment for all road users
- connection to the Jack Pesch Bridge and Indooroopilly Rail Station by linking the riverwalk to the existing path at Witton Barracks
- a dedicated pedestrian connection to Riverview Terrace
- viewing platforms on the riverwalk overlooking the Brisbane River and the iconic Walter Taylor Bridge
- lighting along the length of the riverwalk
- landscaping and wayfinding signage.
Most of the construction works will occur from a barge in the Brisbane River, due to the steep surrounding riverbanks, narrow roads and difficult access. Construction will involve:
- installation of pre-cast concrete beams
- concrete deck pours
- constructing temporary and permanent retaining walls (at the riverbank)
- installing lighting, signage and balustrade
- reinstatement works.
Project time frames
The anticipated construction time frames are as follows:
6 April 2020
Start of construction
Riverwalk decking installed
Construction started at the western end (Twigg Street connection) and will continue east towards Witton Barracks.
As part of the construction of the Indooroopilly Riverwalk project, Council’s contractor is continuing to undertake concrete pours to complete the headstocks and deck for the Riverwalk structure. These pours involve pumping concrete from the western end of the Riverwalk structure through a temporary pipeline installed along the already-completed portions of deck.
Due to the onset of warmer weather and issues with excessive heat in the summer months, concrete pumping will be undertaken in the cooler hours of the morning, with workers arriving onsite at approximately 5am in preparation for concrete deliveries and subsequent pumping to commence at approximately 6am. This will occur once or twice a week from December 2020 until March 2021.
Residents in close proximity to the work site will be notified of these out-of-hours works.
Every effort will be made to minimise disruption to the local community during construction and Council will liaise with directly affected businesses and residents during the works.
Council will work closely with the contractor to minimise construction impacts throughout the project. However, local residents, businesses and road users may experience:
- increased activity around the alignment and construction area, including deliveries of machinery and equipment
- increased noise and dust
- low levels of vibration
- speed limit reductions around work zones
- lane closures and some traffic delays during off-peak and peak hours
- detours, traffic controllers and signage to safely direct motorists, cyclists and pedestrians
- temporary access changes.
Please note that due to workplace health and safety requirements non-tonal reversing beepers will be used.
The Indooroopilly Riverwalk has been designed to minimise impacts on local heritage sites and vegetation where possible. While existing clearings have been utilised, some plants and trees will require removal where the riverwalk joins to the riverbank. Vegetation has been removed to allow construction access to the temporary jetty (see ‘Temporary facilities’ on the previous page for details) and for future safety on the riverwalk.
All work is being carried out in accordance with the relevant environmental guidelines and undertaken in line with an Environmental Management Plan. Vegetation removal will be offset in accordance with Council policies.
Council will landscape some areas near the riverwalk and plant additional trees in Witton Barracks Park as part of the project.
Most of the works will occur from a barge in the Brisbane River. Each barge will have a large crane and drill rig to facilitate piling works. In total, 88 bored piles will provide the foundation of the riverwalk structure.
Bored piling will occur from the barge in the river and involves inserting a pile liner and then drilling a hole deep into the ground, filling it with steel reinforcement and concrete.
During the piling works, residents and businesses may experience an increase in noise and some low-level vibration. Council will monitor the contractor activities to ensure noise and vibration is in accordance with expected reasonable limits.
Intersection upgrade – Foxton and Radnor Street, Indooroopilly
To improve safety for all road users, Council will upgrade the intersection at Foxton Street and Radnor Street as part of the Indooroopilly Riverwalk project.
Foxton Street has been changed to a permanent left-in and left-out traffic arrangement. Please see alternative access routes below.
View the project plans for detailed information about the intersection upgrade at Foxton and Radnor Street, Indooroopilly:
- Foxton and Radnor St intersection project plan – Indooroopilly Riverwalk - 30 March 2020 (PDF - 247kb)
- Foxton and Radnor St intersection project plan – Indooroopilly Riverwalk - 30 March 2020 (Word - 911kb).
If you would like to find out more about the Indooroopilly Riverwalk project, you can:
- phone the project team on 1800 314 762 during business hours
- phone Council on 07 3403 8888 after hours
- email the project team
- write to:
Indooroopilly Riverwalk project
City Projects Office
Brisbane City Council
GPO Box 1434
Brisbane Qld 4001.