Construction projects at South Bank - Visit Brisbane


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:

- Clem Jones Promenade will be temporarily closed on Wednesday 28 July and Thursday 29 July from 9:30am - 3:30pm between the Clem Jones Russell Street Ramp and the Riverside Open Space. Traffic controllers will be on-site to guide pedestrians and cyclists along the temporary detour. Cyclists will need 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:

Works to be complete by mid-2021. 

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

Clem Jones Promenade

Over the coming months, several walkway beams will be remediated along the lower section of the Clem Jones Promenade, in front of Streets Beach. These beams require remediation as a result of general wear and tear – this will ensure that structural integrity is maintained and that visitors to the Parklands can continue to enjoy the Brisbane River and parklands precinct for years to come. 

Upcoming impacts to South Bank:

Works will take place from Thursday 3 December 2020 until mid-2021, weather permitting. While most works will occur between 7am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, please note that occasional weekend and night works may be required to account for the tidal nature of the Brisbane River, which is adjacent to the work site.

To ensure that the works are completed safely, the lower promenade boardwalk area will be closed to pedestrians for the duration of the project, along with exclusive use of Pontoon C during construction. 

Pontoon C will be closed to the public from Friday 23 July - Friday 30 July inclusive of weekends, however Pontoon B will remain unaffected by these works. The upper promenade will remain open for pedestrian and cyclist use as per usual. The works may also generate some noise and dust in the immediate area. Intermittent access to the site will be via Sidon Street with significant construction material delivered via barge along the Brisbane River. 

If you have any questions for feedback, please contact [email protected]

Victoria Bridge closure to general traffic

Victoria Bridge will close to general traffic on Sunday 24 January 2021.

Upcoming impacts to South Bank

The closure will impact bridge users travelling in the two general traffic lanes between Melbourne Street and Grey Street in South Brisbane, across to the intersection of William St and North Quay in CBD. General traffic includes all non-public transport vehicles, including private cars, motorcycles, commercial coaches, rideshare vehicles and taxis. Public transport buses will still use the busway bus lanes, and footpaths will remain open to pedestrians, cyclists and other footpath users.

This closure is to allow both the Brisbane Metro project and the CityLink Cycleway trial to be built, which will increase the capacity of both public and active transport to and from the city centre.

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

Streets Beach closure

Essential maintenance works on Streets Beach main lagoon pool.

Upcoming impacts to South Bank

Streets Beach main lagoon pool will be closed from 12 July - mid August 2021. The Boat Pool and Aquativity will remain open during this time.