Nudgee Road Culverts Rehabilitation - Northgate and Nundah

Brisbane City Council has identified Cannery Creek in Northgate and Pound Drain in Nundah, culvert crossings on Nudgee Road as requiring upgrades.


This table provides summary information about the Nudgee Road Culverts Rehabilitation including address, ward, project outcomes and latest update.
Address Cannary Creek Crossing, Northgate and Pound Drain Crossing, Nundah
Ward Northgate Ward
Project outcomes Improve safety, accessibility and lifespan of the culvert
Latest update Rehabilitation investigation works

About the project

Council has identified Cannery Creek and Pound Drain culvert crossings on Nudgee Road as requiring an upgrade before reaching the end of their lifespan and to ensure this busy road corridor can cater for future traffic demands.

The timing of any upgrade depends on future budget allocation.

Rehabilitation investigation works

The works will involve desilting the culverts in order to undertake rehabilitation investigations. The investigations will identify future works needed to improve the structural integrity of the culverts, increasing their life expectancy.

Works are anticipated to commence from Monday 22 June 2020 and take approximately six weeks to complete, weather permitting. Work will generally be undertaken from 7am to 5pm Monday to Saturday.

Impacts during investigation works

Residents and businesses near the two creek crossings on Nudgee Road, near Oates Parade in Northgate and Nellie Street in Nundah, may experience some construction impacts associated with these works, including noise, dust, vibration and odour. Due to workplace health and safety requirements reversing beepers cannot be switched off.

Nudgee Road will remain open while the investigations are undertaken however some minor delays may be experienced, with the speed limit intermittently reduced to 40km/h throughout the work site. Signage and traffic control will be in place to guide road users, pedestrians and cyclists through the site.

To facilitate the works, Council has identified a number of mangroves and trees that will need to be removed or trimmed as part of the project. All work will be carried out in accordance with the relevant environmental guidelines and Council will make every effort to minimise environmental impacts during the works. Vegetation impacts will be offset in accordance with Council policies and relevant legislative requirements.

Council is committed to minimising the impact of the works on the community as much as possible. Council will keep local residents informed of construction activity in their area and will provide advance notification of activities likely to cause disruption such as noisy and out-of-hours works.

Project benefits

The culvert upgrades will improve the safety, accessibility and lifespan of the crossings.

More information

If you would like to provide comments, ask questions or find out more about the Nudgee Road creek crossings upgrade project, you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 669 416 during business hours
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 outside business hours
  • email the project team 
  • write to:
    Nudgee Road creek crossings upgrade project
    City Projects
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated: 29 May 2020