Brisbane International Cruise Terminal roads upgrade - Pinkenba

Brisbane City Council is pleased to advise construction has started on the Brisbane International Cruise Terminal roads upgrade in Pinkenba, with works expected to be completed in early 2020, weather and site conditions permitting.

Council will upgrade several existing roads between Main Myrtletown Road and Marine Road in Pinkenba to improve safety and accessibility for road users leading to the new Brisbane International Cruise Terminal at Luggage Point.


Summary including address, ward, project outcomes and latest news.
Address Bancroft Road to Marine Road, Pinkenba
Ward Hamilton
Project outcomes Improving safety, accessibility and traffic efficiency
Latest news

Construction underway

About the project

Council is proactively upgrading the road infrastructure between Bancroft Road to Marine Road in Pinkenba, to cater for the anticipated increase in traffic movements that will come with the future development of Pinkenba and the new ferry terminal.

The Brisbane International Cruise Terminal roads upgrade involves completing minor road works to support this future development. The works will include widening existing narrow sections of the road to improve safety and raising the level of some road sections to improve flood resilience.

The upgrade is jointly funded with Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd and will support local growth and tourism in Brisbane by improving the connection for local residents, businesses and visitors to the city via Main Myrtletown Road and Kingsford Smith Drive.

The sections of roads for current upgrades include:

  1. Main Beach Road between Lewandowski Drive to Marine Road
  2. Bancroft Road and Brownlee Street bend
  3. Main Beach Road intersection to formed section of Marine Road
  4. Unformed section of Marine Road to Port of Brisbane entrance
  5. Brownlee Street and Main Beach Road bend.

At these road sections, the works may involve:

  • widening narrow sections to improve safety
  • raising the road level in sections to meet current overall road network flood resilience
  • relocating utility services
  • road resurfacing works.


The project will:

  • meet future traffic requirements for Pinkenba and the Brisbane International Cruise Terminal at Luggage Point
  • improve safety and access for road users
  • improve the overall flood resilience of the route.


Construction started in July 2019 and is anticipated to be completed in early 2020, weather and site conditions permitting.

Construction will generally take place during the day, from 7am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday. In the event that works are required at night, advance notice will be provided to local residents and businesses located in close proximity to the works.

During construction, residents and businesses near the site may experience construction noise, dust, vibration and construction vehicle movements with reversing beepers and flashing lights. Due to workplace health and safety requirements, reversing beepers cannot be switched off.

The speed limit through the construction areas will be reduced to 40 km/h for the duration of the project. Temporary lane closures will be required to facilitate the works, with traffic controllers,  signals and signage in safely place to direct road users and pedestrians through the site.

Project documents

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More information

If you have any questions, or would like more information about the Brisbane International Cruise Terminal roads upgrade project, you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 010 705 during business hours
  • phone Council on 3403 8888 outside of business hours
  • email the project team 
  • write to:
    Brisbane International Cruise Terminal roads upgrade project
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated:1 August 2019
Topics: pinkenba road