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Major 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.

Riverside Open Space

The Riverside Open Space project will deliver 6816sqm riverside green space, world-class designed barbecue facilities, a public art feature, riverfront events and function space.

Upcoming impacts to South Bank:
- The final stage of the Riverside Open Space project will start from 7 February 2020, with works completed in early 2021. The Riverside Green lawn and some seating will be closed during the works. The playground will remain open*. General construction noise can be expected. Traffic controllers will be in place to assist vehicle movements, which will be via Russell Street and the promenade.

For more information about the project, please visit the South Bank Corporation website.

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 Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 May between 9:30am - 3:30pm, a short section of Clem Jones Promenade will be closed to facilitate vegetation removal at the front of The Wheel of Brisbane. Traffic controllers will be on-site to direct pedestrians and cyclists along the temporary detour.

For more information about the project, please visit the Queens Wharf Brisbane 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 current impacts, construction impacting the Cultural Forecourt, Russell Street and Grey Street is due to commence April/May 2020.

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 upgrade the Peel Street, Grey Street and Stanley Place intersection commence on Sunday 10 May 2020 until late 2020. Generally taking place at night between 7pm and 5am, Sunday to Thursday. There will be changed traffic conditions including lane and footpath closures with traffic control and signage in place to direct pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.

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

Rainforest 

The Rainforest deck footing replacement works are taking place from Tuesday 5 May until Friday 19 June 2020.

Upcoming impacts to South Bank:
- Works will be undertaken in a staggered approach so that only one deck is out of use at any given time. Works will take place between 6:30am - 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Riverside Green Playground

Soft fall area around Riverside Green Playground is being replaced 27 April - 9 June. 

Upcoming impacts to South Bank:
- No visitor access will be permitted to Riverside Green Playground from 27 April - 9 June. Picnic Island Green Playground is however now open to the public.

Streets Beach

Essential maintenance works are taking place from Tuesday 9 May until late June 2020, weather permitting.

Upcoming impacts to South Bank:
- Streets Beach is closed throughout the works. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]