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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.

South Bank Parklands

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:

- no current impacts, temporary fencing will however be installed at the Cultural Forecourt by the end of February 2020.

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.


Nepalese Pagoda

The Nepalese Pagoda will be closed from early February until mid-May 2020 to conduct essential repairs and maintenance. 

Upcoming impacts to South Bank:

- No visitor access will be permitted to the Nepalese Pagoda from 10 February until mid-May, while essential repairs and maintenance to the structure is conducted.