Brunswick Street drainage works

Brisbane City Council is upgrading stormwater drainage in Brunswick Street, New Farm, between Welsby Street and the Sydney Street roundabout, as part of the Brunswick Street drainage works project.

The purpose of the works is to install an additional stormwater drain pipe and repair the existing concrete box drain to extend the life of the drainage system and improve stormwater capacity in the New Farm precinct.


This table provides information on the Brunswick Street drainage works including address, ward, project outcomes and latest update.
Address Brunswick Street, between Welsby Street and the Sydney Street roundabout, New Farm
Ward Central Ward
Project outcomes

The works will extend the life of the drainage system in Brunswick Street, between Welsby Street and the Sydney Street roundabout, and improve its capacity

Latest update

Start of construction works

About the project

These works will be completed in two stages.

Stage One involves installing over 100-metres of additional stormwater drain pipes in the centre of Brunswick Road, New Farm, between Welsby Street and just prior to the Sydney Street roundabout.

Stage Two involves placing fibre glass liners inside the existing box drain to ensure the ongoing structural integrity of the ageing drainage system. The timeframe and funding for these works are still to be confirmed.


Stage One works will commence on 20 June 2022 and are expected to be complete by November 2022, weather and site conditions permitting.

The works will take place between 9am to 2pm, Monday to Friday, with the option to work on Saturdays, when required, from 7am to 5pm.

Some night works may be required. We will provide advance notice to the community if any out-of-hours works are required.

Impacts during construction

During construction, you can expect:

  • noise, dust and increased vehicle movements, with reversing beepers and flashing lights in the area
  • traffic delays and temporary lane closures that will impact on-street parking, but will be managed by on-site traffic controllers to direct pedestrian and vehicle traffic.

Access to some driveways may be impacted in the works area. We will speak to local residents and business owners in advance of any access changes.

We value your patience and cooperation while we undertake these important works.

For more information

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

  • phone the project team on 1800 884 681
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888
  • email the project team
  • write to
    Brunswick Street Drainage Works
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated: 16 June 2022

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