Kangaroo Point Bikeway upgrade: stage 1 (Goodwill Bridge to Veloway 1) - South Brisbane | Brisbane City Council

Kangaroo Point Bikeway upgrade: stage 1 (Goodwill Bridge to Veloway 1) - South Brisbane

Brisbane City Council is pleased to advise that construction of stage 1A of the Kangaroo Point Bikeway upgrade project is now underway. This stage extends along Lower River Terrace from the Veloway 1 (V1) connection at the Pacific Motorway underpass to the intersection of Dock Street and Little Dock Street.

The Kangaroo Point Bikeway upgrade – stage 1 project is being constructed in stages for delivery purposes. Details on the design and construction of stage 1B, which will extend along Little Dock Street from the intersection with Dock Street to the Goodwill Bridge, and stage 1C, which will upgrade the Dock Street and Vulture Street intersection to connect the Woolloongabba and Kangaroo Point Bikeways will be released to the community in the coming months.

Project Summary

Address Dock Street, Little Dock Street, Lower River Terrace, Sidon Street, Stanley Street at South Brisbane
Ward The Gabba
Project outcomes Improved safety for cyclists and pedestrians
Latest update

Night works, delivery and investigations. Start of construction for stage 1A and changes to parking.

About the project

The Kangaroo Point Bikeway upgrade - stage 1 project is part of Council’s Better Bikeways for Brisbane program, reducing traffic congestion through dedicated bikeways and active travel options with a $100 million investment.

This investment is not only aimed at providing safer access for those who currently cycle, but also to significantly boost the number of people cycling.

The Kangaroo Point Bikeway project is jointly funded by Council and the Queensland Government’s Cycle Network Local Government Grants program, with the state government contributing 50 per cent funding.

The project will provide a safer environment for cyclists and pedestrians and plays an important role in Brisbane's bicycle network connecting Brisbane's Central Business District (CBD) with the southern, south-eastern and eastern suburbs.

Stage 1A

The project will involve:

  • construction of a new four metre-wide bi-directional bikeway that extends for 320 metres along Lower River Terrace and Dock Street from the V1 to the intersection of Little Dock Street and Dock Street
  • improvements to pedestrian paths and pedestrian access to existing footpaths
  • new landscaping and tree planting along sections of the bikeway
  • improved bicycle and pedestrian crossing facility at the intersection of Lower River Terrace and the V1.

To enable the construction of the project, some changes to on-street parking and loading zones along Dock Street and Lower River Terrace have been implemented, and some trees have been removed.

The project team considered several different options to minimise parking loss and vegetation impacts as much as possible. The option presented to the community is the best option to improve safety for all users of the park and Lower River Terrace, which has the least impact on the area for local residents, visitors and the general public. Following community feedback regarding vehicle speed along Lower River Terrace, the design now incorporates additional traffic calming devices to reduce speed and improve safety along the road.

Stages 1B and 1C

As previously advised, the Kangaroo Point Bikeway upgrade – stage 1 project is being constructed in stages for delivery purposes. Details on the design and construction of stage 1B, which will extend along Little Dock Street from the intersection with Dock Street to the Goodwill Bridge, and stage 1C, which will upgrade the Dock Street and Vulture Street intersection to connect the Woolloongabba and Kangaroo Point Bikeways will be released to the community in the coming months.

Download the current preliminary designs in your preferred format:

Community feedback

Council received feedback from the community during consultation on the preliminary design for stage 1A in late 2017 and early 2018. Overall, the majority of feedback was supportive of the project and the community benefits were welcomed. Download the newsletter for a summary of the key themes raised during consultation and Council’s response to this feedback.

Construction and next steps

Construction began in June 2018. Works will be carried out between 7am and 5pm, Monday to Saturday. Night works may be required, however, advance notification will be provided to the local community prior to these works commencing. 

During construction, motorists on Lower River Terrace may experience delays and speed limit reductions.

Traffic controllers will be on-site to assist pedestrians and cyclists take the appropriate detour routes during construction. All access to the Maritime Museum Ferry Terminal will be retained for the duration of the works. 

Local residents may experience some construction noise, dust, low levels of vibration and increased activity around the work site, including the presence of construction vehicles and equipment. Council will use water trucks where necessary to suppress dust.

Tree removals are required along the project alignment, and have been removed in consultation with Council’s arborists. As part of Council’s environmental offset policy, Council will plant replacement trees including some 400-litre trees which will be approximately two metres high at the time of planting, in addition to more than 2000 ground cover plants.

Council apologises in advance for any inconvenience caused and appreciates your patience while we complete these important works. Every effort will be made to minimise disruption to the local community during construction.

Council will keep local residents, businesses and interest groups informed as construction of stage 1A progresses. 

Changes to parking and loading zones on Lower River Terrace and Dock Street

Temporary changes to on-street parking and loading zones on Dock Street and Lower River Terrace have been implemented to allow for pedestrian and cyclist detours during construction of the Kangaroo Point Bikeway upgrade - stage 1A project. These initial changes are temporary, with further adjustments as required during the construction period to facilitate staging of works.

Council has relocated 13 resident permit excepted parking spaces to the eastern end of the river-facing carpark on Lower River Terrace to mitigate some of the disruption during construction. Refer to the following map for further detail on the location of this additional parking.

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Delivery and service vehicles wishing to access residential buildings on Lower River Terrace during construction are encouraged to use off-street parking where available.

  • June 2018: Start of construction of stage 1A
  • late 2018: Detailed design for stages 1B and 1C released to the community
  • late 2018: Construction of stage 1A complete
  • early-mid 2019: Construction of stages 1B and 1C to commence.

Night works late September 2018

Piling rig delivery

To assist with construction works, the contractor will be replacing the existing piling rig at the project site.

On Monday 17 September 2018, a replacement piling rig will be delivered to the project site via truck, travelling down Dock Street and Lower River Terrace. The new piling rig will be offloaded and the current piling rig will be loaded onto the truck and removed from the site. The replacement piling rig is required onsite for approximately one week.

On Monday 24 September 2018, the replacement piling rig will be removed and transported by truck from the site.

Due to travel time restrictions for oversized loads, the delivery and removal of the piling rigs will be undertaken between 4-7am on both days. The delivery and removal dates may vary as they are subject to weather and construction conditions.

Properties in close proximity to the construction site may experience minor increases in noise and lighting during delivery. The contractor is mindful of the residents and businesses in the area and will endeavour to minimise the impacts as much as possible.

This work may also require minor temporary changes to traffic conditions for loading, unloading and positioning the rig onsite. Signage and traffic controllers will be in place to direct road users as required. Motorists should follow directional signage during this time.

Council would like to thank local residents and businesses for their patience and understanding during these important works.

Investigation works 

Council is undertaking further investigation works to finalise to finalise the detailed design for the Kangaroo Point Bikeway stage 1C project and the Wolloongabba Bikeway project at the Vulture Street, Stanley Street and Dock Street intersection in South Brisbane.

Works will be carried out between 8pm and 5pm from Tuesday 25 September to Thursday 27 September 2018, weather permitting. In the event of bad weather or unforseen circumstances, works will be rescheduled to the following week. Works will be undertaken at night when traffic volumes are lowest to ensure the safety of road users and workers and to minimise traffic disruptions.

Investigation works will include low impact survey around the intersection, including on the road.

Temporary traffic changs will be required to allow works to be completed and road users should expect minor delays when travelling through the area. Signage will be in place to direct motorists, cyclists and pedestrians around the works.

Council apologises for any inconvenience caused by these works. Due to workplace health and safety requirements, reversing beepers cannot be switched off.

More information

If you would like to provide feedback, ask questions, or find out more about stage 1 of the Kangaroo Point Bikeway upgrade project, you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 600 163 during business hours
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 after hours
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    Kangaroo Point Bikeway upgrade - stage 1
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001
21 September 2018