Cambridge Street retaining wall replacement works - Red Hill

Brisbane City Council is pleased to advise that works to rebuild a 30-metre retaining wall on Cambridge Street, Red Hill will start early in August 2019 and be completed in September 2019, weather and site conditions permitting.

The rebuilt wall will maintain the support to the median and upper roadway. The works are part of Council's commitment to protecting and improving the stability and safety of existing infrastructure.

Project summary

This table provides project summary information about the Cambridge Street retaining wall replacement works at Red Hill.
Address Cambridge Street, Red Hill
Ward Paddington
Project outcomes Retaining wall replacement works
Latest update Construction works to commence in early August 2019

About the project

The project will include:

  • replacing the existing stone-pitched wall like-for-like
  • removing some vegetation
  • removing six mature trees
  • replanting the area with native small trees, shrubs and ground coverings
  • reinstating the existing steel fence.

Construction impacts

For the safety of pedestrians and road users, a section of on-street car parks and pedestrian pathway will be closed and fenced during works. Partial road closures may be required at times during works.

Six large trees growing in the median are required to be removed as part of the project. Due to their size, the tree roots are damaging the retaining wall. The tree removal and replanting will be conducted in consultation with a qualified arborist and in line with Council's environmental guidelines.

Construction will be undertaken from 7am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Some out of hours and weekend work may also be required. Council is committed to keeping the community informed of construction in their area and will provide advance notification of out of hours activities.

During construction, there will be restricted vehicle access to the access road from Cambridge Street, directly opposite the St Brigid's Church building. Council's contractor will endeavour to have the road clear at the end of each day. On weekends, equipment and materials will be moved to the eastern end of the access road to allow access for residents.

The local community may experience increased traffic movements, low-level construction noise, dust and vibration. For the safety of works onsite, reversing lights and indicators cannot be switched off.

Traffic control will be in place to direct traffic around the site when required. Road users, cyclists and pedestrians are asked to take care when travelling near the work site.

Council apologises in advance for any inconvenience caused and appreciates your patience while we complete these important works.

More information

If you would like to ask questions, or find out more about this project, you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 884 681 during business hours
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 outside of business hours
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    Cambridge Street retaining wall replacement works
    City Projects 
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434 
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated:24 July 2019
Topics: red hill