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Construction projects at Roma Street Parkland

Roma Street Parkland is undergoing significant transformation, with exciting construction projects currently underway in the precinct. 

This page will provide information about the upcoming impacts of construction to Roma Street Parkland visitors.

Roma Street Parkland

Cross River Rail

The $5.4 billion Cross River Rail is a new 10.2 kilometre rail line from Dutton Park to Bowen Hills, which includes 5.9 kilometres of tunnel under the Brisbane River and CBD.

Upcoming impacts to Roma Street Parkland:

No direct immediate parkland impacts.

For more information, please visit the Cross River Rail website.

Parkland Boulevard Improvement Works

In June/July 2022, City Parklands will improve a section of Parkland Boulevard to make it safer for pedestrians and vehicles around Gate 14.

Upcoming impacts to Roma Street Parkland:

Along the Northern boundary of Parkland Boulevard from west to east
- Removing the existing line-marking of ‘PED X’ in the east-bound lane and the two existing Pedestrian Crossing signs from the street light poles;
- Installation of a new yellow line the full length of the raised hump (left edge of east-bound lane) and a new ‘Pedestrian look both ways’ line marking and a new ‘Road Hump’ warning sign; and 
- Replacement of the existing Pedestrian Crossing sign.

Along the Southern boundary from West to East 
- Replace the existing pedestrian crossing sign; 
- Install a new Road Hump warning sign, two poles with No Standing signs, a new yellow line the full length of the raised hump (left edge of west-bound lane) and a new ‘Pedestrian Look Both Ways’ line marking; and 
- Removing the existing ‘PED X’ line marking in the west-bound lane.

The Persons With Disabilities (PWD) parking area adjacent to the residential apartments will be improved to comply with AS/NZS 2890.6 Accessible Car parking standard. This will include modifying the existing PWD markings and bollard slightly to ensure accessibility is achieved providing a fully enclosed, dedicated PWD parking bay in accordance with regulatory standards. 

The above works are currently scheduled to be commence Monday 23 June and conclude in mid-July, weather permitting. Wherever possible, measures to reduce noise impacts to residents will be explored. However, it is expected the nature of the works will impose little impact to the residents and park patrons.

City Parklands thanks you for your patience and understanding as we work to improve pedestrian safety along Parkland Boulevard. If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]

Decking Renewal Project 

All decking and joists will be replaced first in the Rainforest and then the Zigzag boardwalk. 

Upcoming impacts to Roma Street Parkland:

The fern gully decking portion of rainforest next to the escarpment will be closed. Alternative pathways around this space always remain accessible.

Works will be undertaken on the Zig Zag Boardwalk from 17 May until late July 2022.

Albert Street Entry Structural Repairs Spire Works

The works to repair the Albert Street Spire will commence on 5 July and are scheduled for completion on 15 July. Please note that there will be some impacts on the Albert Street Walkway with construction fencing and hoarding along the existing barriers to allow for the steel screens to be removed and to secure the site for the duration of works. 

Upcoming impacts to Roma Street Parkland:

There will be no closures or other impacts to the walkway.

Works will be undertaken daily from 5 to 15 July from 7am to 5pm.

Tree Replacement - Lakeside Barbeque Area

Five trees will be removed and replaced at Roma Street Parkland. The decision to replace the trees was made due to the current trees reaching maturity and have out grown the pots. They are no longer appropriate for the space and replacing them will ensure a continued safe space for visitors. 

Upcoming impacts to Roma Street Parklands:

Works will take place between 7am and 2:30pm on Monday 6 July, at the lakeside barbeque area and will generate some noise. Noise control measures will be in place where possible. 

Thank you for your patience while we work to keep the Parkland safe. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]