Barr Street Park creek crossing upgrade – Tarragindi

Brisbane City Council is upgrading and replacing the pedestrian bridge in Barr Street Park with a new three-metre-wide bridge to improve the connection between Barr Street and Sunshine Avenue.

Project summary

This table includes project summary information on the Barr Street to Sunshine Avenue connection upgrade project, including address, ward, project outcomes and latest news.
Address Barr Street Park, Tarragindi  
Ward Holland Park
Project outcomes Improve connectivity and safety for people walking and riding
Latest news

Start of Construction

About the project

The Barr Street Park bridge is an important connection in the local active transport network, connecting the Southeast Freeway Bikeway with Shaftesbury Street Park, Tarragindi Recreation Reserve and the broader south-east network.

Upgrading the existing narrow, wooden bridge will improve connectivity for people walking and riding through the area, including for locals on either side of the creek and the broader Tarragindi community.

This location was identified for upgrade following regular maintenance as part of the Bridges and Culverts Reconstruction and Rehabilitation program. The upgrade will cater for the increased volumes of people walking and riding over the crossing, and increase flood resilience.

In line with our flood resilience action plan, the new bridge is designed at a higher level to improve flood resilience and ensure our assets are stronger and prepared for future severe weather events.

This project is jointly funded by the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery program and Brisbane City Council.

Project details

We are replacing the existing pedestrian bridge in Barr Street Park with a new, wider bridge to improve the connection between Barr Street and Sunshine Avenue in Tarragindi.

The project will involve:

  • constructing and installing a new three-metre-wide cyclist and pedestrian bridge across the waterway in Barr Street Park, approximately five metres north of the current bridge
  • construction of a new raised three-metre-wide share path, from Barr Street and Sunshine Avenue
  • construction of a stone retaining wall to stabilise the slope on either side of the new path
  • installation of new LED lighting along the new path
  • top soiling and landscaping in the surrounding area
  • removal of the existing 1.35-metre-wide wooden bridge.

In order to complete the project, two trees have been marked for removal. These removals will be offset by replanting new trees within Barr Street Park.

In line with Council’s environmental policy, all tree removal will be completed by a qualified arborist, with necessary mitigation put in place to protect the surrounding environment, including the presence of a fauna spotter during removal.

Project timing

Construction will start in mid-June 2023 and will be complete in late 2023, weather and site conditions permitting.

Works will occur Monday to Friday between 7am and 5pm, with some intermittent Saturday works required.

Some out of hours work may be required throughout the project. Brisbane City Council is dedicated to keeping residents informed and will provide advance notice of any activities outside of regular hours

Project impacts

When construction is underway, the local community in close proximity to the site may:

  • notice construction machinery and vehicles
  • experience increased levels of dust, noise and vibrations during construction activities
  • an increased presence of workers on site
  • some temporary access changes across the creek in Barr Street Park.

The existing bridge will remain in place on site until the new bridge is operational, to ensure our community remains connected.

More information

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

  • phone the project team on 1800 669 416 during business hours
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 outside of business hours
  • email the project team
Last updated: 29 May 2023

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