Retaining wall and embankment rehabilitation works

Brisbane City Council is undertaking retaining wall and rehabilitation works at several locations across the city to improve the asset life and ensure preventative safety improvements for the community.

Summary

This table provides information on the retaining wall and embankment rehabilitation works including address, ward, project outcome and latest update.
Address Multiple locations
Ward Hamilton, Central, Paddington, The Gap and Pullenvale
Project outcome To protect and improve the stability and safety of existing infrastructure around Brisbane
Latest update Start of construction

Project overview

Council is undertaking works at seven different locations in Brisbane where retaining wall or embankment works are required to improve the asset life and ensure preventative safety improvements for the community.

Project benefits

These embankment rehabilitation works are funded by the Australian Government as part of the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure grant.

These works are part of our commitment to protecting and improving the stability and safety of key Council assets around Brisbane for future generations.

Our works will improve the life of these important assets into the future, some of which are heritage listed, and are preventative safety improvements to protect our community.

Site locations

This table provides information on retaining wall and embankment rehabilitation works including street, location and suburb.
Street Location Suburb
Montpelier Road Behind the shopping complex on the corner of Montpelier Road and Breakfast Creek Road, Bowen Hills. Bowen Hills
Ann Street Between Kemp Place and Gotha Street. Fortitude Valley
Chrystal Street Chrystal Street near the intersection with Charlotte Street. Paddington
School Road Between 79 and 81 School Road. The Gap
Mill Road West of Grandview Road. Pullenvale
Ivory Street Near Boundary Street. Fortitude Valley
Toorak Road Toorak Road, between Dickson Street and Annie Street.

Hamilton

Timing

Construction of all seven retaining wall and embankment rehabilitation sites will be complete by late December 2021. These works will generally be undertaken during the day, between 7am and 5pm, Monday to Saturday.

Some night works will be required at the Ann Street and Ivory Street sites in Fortitude Valley, to ensure the safety of road users and workers and to minimise traffic disruptions. Where works are required at night, they will be undertaken from Sunday to Thursday, between 8pm and 5am when traffic volumes are lowest.  

Construction works

Throughout construction the local community can expect temporary parking and lane closures, as well as some levels of construction noise, minor dust and vehicle movements through the local area. 

Temporary lane and footpath closures may be required for some locations and activities, and traffic controllers will be onsite to assist motorists, pedestrians and cyclists around the work areas. Local access will not be affected by the works, however, short delays may be experienced.

This table provides information on the construction works for the retaining walls and embankment rehabilitation, including site location, anticipated commencement date and works at location.
Site/location Anticipated commencement date Works at location
Montpelier Road 25 November 2021

Works will involve stabilising and strengthening the embankment by installing a protective steel mesh over the rock face. This will include:

  • drilling approximately 50 holes into the rock face, with one metre spacing between each hole
  • installing steel anchors to secure and support the rock face
  • fixing steel reinforcement mesh to the rock anchors to reinforce the rock face.
Ann Street Late November 2021

Rehabilitating the retaining wall by rectifying four damaged capping stones on the top of the retaining wall, by:

  • preparing the existing capping stone surface
  • drilling and installing stainless steel rods into the damaged capping stones
  • re-mortaring the existing capping stone into its existing location.
Chrystal Street 8 December 2021

Works will involve stabilising and strengthening the embankment by:

  • removing existing vegetation and loose materials to prepare the embankment for stabilising
  • pinning a geofabric to the embankment
  • placing topsoil and groundcover over the top of the geofabric.
The new groundcover will help to secure and support the embankment and prevent potential erosion.
School Road 14 December 2021

Rehabilitation works will involve:

  • demolishing the existing retaining wall
  • excavating the embankment and installing drainage holes into the embankment
  • constructing a new stone pitched retaining wall, using natural-coloured stones and grout
  • backfilling the retaining wall with drainage gravel to support the embankment and prevent any potential erosion.
Mill Road 9 December 2021

Works will involve stabilising and strengthening the embankment by:

  • clearing loose material to prepare the embankment for stabilising
  • installing drainage holes to allow water to drain from within the structure
  • fixing steel reinforcing mesh to the rock pins
  • installing a protective spray-on concrete “shotcrete” layer over the steel reinforcing mesh.
The shotcrete will be coloured to blend into the surrounding rock embankment.
Ivory Street 6 December 2021

Works will include stabilising and strengthening the embankment by:

  • clearing loose material to prepare the embankment for stabilising
  • drilling and fixing steel rock pins into the slope face
  • fixing steel reinforcing mesh to the rock pins
  • installing a protective spray-on concrete “shotcrete” layer over the steel reinforcing mesh.
Toorak Road 26 November 2021

Works will include stabilising and strengthening the embankment by:

  • clearing loose material to prepare the embankment for stabilising
  • drilling and fixing steel rock pins into the slope face
  • fixing steel reinforcing mesh to the rock pins
  • installing a protective spray-on concrete “shotcrete” layer over the steel reinforcing mesh
  • minor turfing and landscaping works.

For more information

If you have any questions or would like more information about the retaining wall and embankment rehabilitation projects, you can:

  • call the project information line on 1800 884 681 (during business hours)
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 (outside of business hours)
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated: 15 November 2021