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Construction projects at South Bank

South Bank Parklands is undergoing significant transformation, with many exciting construction projects currently underway in the precinct. 

This page will provide information about the upcoming impacts of construction to South Bank Parklands visitors.

Neville Bonner Bridge

The Neville Bonner Bridge will link both sides of the Brisbane River, forming a stronger connection between the popular South Bank arts and cultural precinct and the future Queen’s Wharf Brisbane precinct.

Upcoming impacts to South Bank:

- On Friday 3 September between 9:30am - 3:30pm, Clem Jones Promenade will be temporarily closed between the Russell Street ramp up to Riverside Green. Traffic controllers will be onsite to guide pedestrians and cyclists along the temporary detour. Cyclists are required to dismount and follow the detour route.

For more information about the project, please visit the Queens Wharf Brisbane website.

South Bank Ferry Terminal Upgrade

From Monday 17 May until late 2021, South Bank 1 and 2 ferry terminal will be closed during construction works.

Upcoming impacts to South Bank:

CityCat services will not stop at South Bank 1 and 2 ferry terminal and will be diverted to South Bank 3 ferry terminal. South Bank 3 ferry terminal is located approximately 600 metres downstream, or a 7-minute walk. 

For more information about the project, please visit the Brisbane City Council website.

New Performing Arts Venue

In May 2018, the Queensland Government announced it would invest $125 million over four years to deliver a new $150 million theatre on the Playhouse Green site co-located with and operated by QPAC. 

The New Performing Arts Venue (NPAV) is a new $150 million theatre will deliver a minimum 1500 seat theatre to meet existing audience and producer demand and support continued growth of performing arts in Queensland.

Upcoming impacts to South Bank:

No significant upcoming impacts to Russell or Grey Streets.

For more information about the project, please visit the Arts Queensland website.

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 South Bank:

No current impacts.

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

Brisbane Metro

Connecting the city to the suburbs, Brisbane Metro will be a key part of Brisbane’s greater transport network. Metro services will run along dedicated busways and link with suburban bus and train services as part of a better planned network.

Upcoming impacts to South Bank:

Early works are now complete. Major infrastructure works commence: Victoria Bridge, Cultural Centre station and Queensland Cultural Centre in 2022. 

For more information about the project, please visit the Brisbane City Council website.

Boat Pool closure

Essential maintenance works on the Boat Pool.

Upcoming impacts to South Bank

The Boat Pool will be closed from 16 August - mid-September 2021. Streets Beach and Aquativity will remain open during this time. Please note South Bank Parklands pools are closed during lockdown periods. For current information please head to the South Bank Health and Safety page.

CityCycle – decommissioning of stations

The CityCycle stations on Little Stanley Street, near Tribune Street and in the Cultural Forecourt are being decommissioned.

Upcoming impacts to South Bank

- CityCycles have already been removed from the stations mentioned above and are no longer available for use by members of the public. 
- The removal of the docking stations at Little Stanley Street will include metal and concrete grinding, creating noise and dust. 
- The removal of the docking stations and the concrete slab at the Cultural Forecourt will include metal and concrete grinding, creating noise and dust. The area will be returned to turf.

For more information, please visit the Brisbane City Council website.