Adelaide Street cliff safety improvements

We are pleased to announce that construction to improve the safety of the cliff on Adelaide Street between Wharf Street and Clark Lane in Brisbane City has now been completed.

Project summary

This table provides summary information about the Adelaide Street cliff safety improvements project including address, ward, project outcomes and latest update.
Address Cliff on Adelaide Street, between Wharf Street and Clark Lane, Brisbane City
Ward Central
Project outcomes

Protecting and improving the stability and safety of the existing cliff

Latest update Construction complete

About the project

We have a rolling program of routine inspections across the city to identify embankments and retaining walls in parks, local streets and busy roads where maintenance works may be required.  

As part of this ongoing monitoring and maintenance, works to improve cliff safety were completed in late October 2022.

Our works will improve the life of this asset into the future and ensure the safety of people walking, riding and driving in our community.

Project timing

Construction commenced in October 2022 and was complete late October 2022.


Works included:

  • excavation and removal of loose material and debris
  • installing of a rock fall fence at the base of the cliff that reaches a height of up to two metres
  • minor turfing and landscaping works.

Some vegetation clearing was required, including the removal of three trees. All work was carried out in accordance with the relevant environmental guidelines and Council made every effort to minimise impacts during construction.

More information

If you would like to find out more about the Adelaide Street cliff safety improvements project you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 884 681 during business hours
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 outside business hours
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    Adelaide Street cliff safety improvements
    City Projects
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated: 11 November 2022

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