Chinatown Mall drainage and pavement investigation work - Fortitude Valley | Brisbane City Council

Chinatown Mall drainage and pavement investigation work - Fortitude Valley

Brisbane City Council will be undertaking investigation work on the drainage system, foundation and pavement within a section of Chinatown Mall, Fortitude Valley. Once complete, these works will provide information on the extent of construction works required for the second stage to improve the drainage system through the Chinatown Mall and provide improved access for pedestrians.


Address Chinatown Mall, adjacent to 36 and 38 Duncan Street, Fortitude Valley
Ward Central
Project outcomes Understanding of works required for construction phase to improve drainage system and improve access for pedestrians 
Latest update Work to start 19 November 2018

About the project

The works will involve removing a section of the timber, pavement and garden beds to access the underground drainage area, excavation of material and investigation of erosion, excess water and drainage system.


This is part of a staged program, this first stage of investigation work will start 19 November 2018 and take approximately three weeks to complete, weather and site conditions permitting. Construction will take place primarily at night between 7pm-5am, Monday to Thursday.

Impacts during construction

For the safety of workers and pedestrians, the work area will be fenced for the duration of works. Properties in close proximity to the work may experience some construction noise, dust, and vibration, however, every effort will be made to minimise the impacts on the local community.

Due to workplace health and safety requirements, reversing beepers cannot be switched off.

Access to the Chinatown car park will remain open at all times. Some temporary partial lane and footpath closures may be required during the construction to facilitate the work. Should this occur, traffic controllers and signage will be in place to safely direct road users around the site.

No tree removals are planned as part of these works and any planting which is removed or disturbed will be replaced. The planting will be conducted in consultation with arborists and will be offset as per Council’s environmental guidelines.

Council is committed to keeping local residents informed of construction activities in their area and will provide advance notification the second stage of construction activities.

Every effort will be made to minimise disruption to the local community during this work.

More information

If you would like to provide comments, ask questions or find out more about the Chinatown Mall drainage and pavement investigation you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 884 681
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    Chinatown Mall drainage and pavement investigation
    City Projects
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001
15 November 2018