Bikeway Lighting project – Southern Bikeway - Tarragindi

Brisbane City Council is pleased to announce the installation of new lighting along the Southern Bikeway between the Pacific Motorway and Cracknell Road in Tarragindi.  

Project summary

This table contains a project summary of the Bkeway Lighting project at Southern Bikeway. It includes address, ward, project outcomes and latest updates and files
Address Between Pacific Motorway (near Sunshine Avenue) to Cracknell Road
Ward Holland Park
Project outcomes Enhance safety and amenity for all pathways users
Latest updates

Start of construction

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About the project

Council is continuing to install lighting in key sections of the bikeway network to enhance the safety and amenity of the bikeway for all users. These upgrades will encourage increased walking and cycling as part of a safe and accessible network enhancing Brisbane's environment and minimising traffic congestion. 

This project will involve installing new LED lighting along the Southern Bikeway from the Pacific Motorway (near Sunshine Avenue) to Cracknell Road in Tarragindi, as shown in the enclosed plan.

Works will include:

  • installation of new LED lights, new poles and luminaires
  • open trenching, tunnel boring and vacuum excavation to install light pole foundations, conduits and electrical pits
  • electrical cable works
  • turfing.

Please note the lighting will be activated once connected to the power supply by Energex in the weeks following installation.

Works will generally take place Monday to Saturday from 7am to 5pm. Every effort will be made to minimise disruption to the local community during this work. Some works may also be undertaken on Sundays. Properties and park users in close proximity to the site may experience increased vehicle movements, noise, dust and vibrations during the lighting installation. Council will endeavour to keep this disturbance to a minimum where possible and will provide advance notification of out-of-hours activities.

The program of works is part of Council’s plan to get residents home quicker and safer, with improved active transport options as part of Brisbane’s growing network of safe, convenient and connected bikeways. 

Impacts during construction

During construction, temporary partial restrictions may be in place along the bikeway, however signed detours will be installed detailing alternative access for pedestrians and cyclists. Details regarding access changes will be provided prior to construction starting.

Some tree trimming and removal may also be required to facilitate the installation of lighting. These vegetation impacts will be offset in accordance with Council policies and relevant legislative requirements.


Construction is anticipated to start in mid-May 2020 and be completed in approximately August 2020, weather and site conditions permitting.

More information

If you would like to provide feedback, ask questions, or find out more about the Southern Bikeway Lighting project, you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 884 681 during working hours
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 outside of working hours 
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    Southern Bikeway Lighting project
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated:8 May 2020