Transport

  • Road closures

    From 1 January 2017, Queens Wharf Road (adjacent to the Brisbane River) was permanently closed to traffic and a section of William Street (between Elizabeth Street and Margaret Street) will be closed to pedestrian and vehicle traffic for the period of the Integrated Resort Development's construction. To stay informed about traffic conditions and changes visit www.131940.qld.gov.au or call 13 19 40.

  • Motorcycle parking

    To facilitate the $3.6B Queen's Wharf Brisbane Integrated Resort Development, on 1 January 2017 the State and Destination Brisbane Consortium closed part of William Street and Queens Wharf Road to normal traffic. The road closures, which fall within the Queen's Wharf Brisbane Priority Development Area (PDF, 440.0KB) were approved by Economic Development Queensland and publicly notified on 16 December 2016.

    As the development area is a construction site, due to the road closures a number of motorcycle parking spaces within the development area are no longer available.

    As of August 2017, Brisbane City Council and the State Government installed over 115 new spaces to replace those lost from the Queen's Wharf Brisbane precinct.

    For detailed information on motorcycle parking, view the Brisbane City Council's interactive map by searching for 'Inner city motorcycle parking' on www.brisbane.qld.gov.au.

  • Cyclists

    The Bicentennial Bikeway, under the Riverside Expressway, is used by a large number of cyclists and pedestrians.

    In 2016 the developer, Destination Brisbane Consortium conducted cycle and pedestrian counts for the number of users along the path to gauge the peak and non-peak times.

    The Bicentennial Bikeway will remain open during the excavation and shoring phase. However, during the construction period, DBC and its contractors are required to maintain the function of the Bikeway, facilitating for safe construction activities near or across the bikeway.

    When upgrades are being made to the bikeway, the route for cyclists and pedestrians may change or be diverted depending on construction works throughout the six-year build.

    From 16 July 2018, for a little over 12 months, a 500m section of the bikeway will be temporary closed between the Goodwill Bridge and the area behind 1 William Street. During this period the bikeway will be transformed to include a 3-metre-wide separated bikeway, with improved lines of sight and the removal of dangerous pinch points, an adjoining 2-metre-wide pedestrian path and a dedicated Mangrove Walk for pedestrians.

    During the temporary closure, Bicentennial Bikeway users will be diverted along Gardens Point Road to connect between the Goodwill Bridge and Bicentennial Bikeway near Margaret Street. Increased safety measures have been incorporated including widened shared pathways, tapered corners for better line of sight, convex mirrors where vehicles exit car parks and clear share pathway signage. More information is available on the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane website’s Bikeway Upgrade Fact Sheet.

    Public notification for this temporary diversion began in early May 2018 through extensive signage in the affected section of the bikeway, community consultation with near neighbours; consultation with cycle groups and their members, construction notices and a social media campaign across several platforms.

    Traffic controllers assist with the safe management of route changes when necessary.

    Upon opening, Queen's Wharf Brisbane will provide high quality end of trip facilities for staff, residents and visitors to the precinct.

    Cyclists are encouraged to subscribe to and receive latest news and construction updates direct from the developer, by selecting "stay informed" on the Queen's Wharf Brisbane website or by following on Facebook.

  • Pedestrians

    From 1 January 2017, pedestrian access along William Street was closed between Stephen's Lane and Margaret Streets, and the west side of George Street (between Charlotte and Margaret Streets). William Street will reopen upon completion of the development.

    Pedestrian traffic will need to continue to keep to the east side of George Street for this section of the road (bus stop 108 outside Harris Terrace will remain active for afternoon services during the demolition period).

    From 16 July 2018 for a period of approximately 12 months, the Bicentennial Bikeway, a shared cycle and pedestrian pathway, will be temporary closed from the Goodwill Bridge through to the back of 1 William Street. This 500 metre section of the bikeway will be transformed to include a 3-metre-wide separated bikeway, a 2-metre-wide pedestrian path and a dedicated Mangrove Walk constructed on the Brisbane River for pedestrians.

    During the temporary closure, Bicentennial Bikeway users will be diverted along Gardens Point Road to connect between the Goodwill Bridge and Bicentennial Bikeway near Margaret Street. Increased safety measures have been incorporated including widened shared pathways, tapered corners for better line of sight, convex mirrors where vehicles exit car parks and clear share pathway signage. More information is available on the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane website’s Bikeway Upgrade Fact Sheet.

    Public notification for this temporary diversion began in early May 2018 through extensive signage in the affected section of the Bikeway, community consultation with near neighbours; consultation with cycle groups and their members, construction notices and a social media campaign across several platforms.

    Pedestrians are encouraged to subscribe to receive latest news and construction updates direct from the developer, by selecting “stay informed” on the Queen's Wharf Brisbane website or by following on Facebook.

  • Bus alterations

    On Monday 12 December 2016, CBD bus stops and routes changed to allow for the road closures associated with the Queen's Wharf Brisbane Integrated Resort Development. All bus services continue to run but may now stop at a different location.

    Visit the TransLink website and use the TransLink journey planner or download the MyTransLink app and find the best way to get around.

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