Campbell Road Precinct road works - update

7 Aug 2018

7 August update 

The final stage of excavation on Campbell Place is currently underway. The work that will be undertaken to complete the section of pipework running to the roof of Social Sciences building will now commence Wedneday 8 August. In order to complete this piece of work safely, the lower building entrance will be closed for the day. All other entrances will be open as usual.

See an updated plan showing the exclusion zone (PDF, 462KB) for this stage. 


  • Start: Wednesday 8 August 2018 (updated date)
  • Finish:  Friday 31 August 2018 (updated date)

Areas affected

  • The lower entrance to the Social Sciences building (24) will be closed on Wednesday 8 August
  • All other entrances will be open
  • Areas of footpaths are currently fenced off and sign posted
  • Campbell Road remains closed to cars to allow free flow of pedestrian traffic.

Work details

Within the next two weeks, removal of an asbestos electrical pit adjacent the main entrance to Social Sciences will begin:

  • Work will be behind the current site barriers and fully encapsulated
  • The removal will be conducted by a licensed Asbestos Contractor with air monitoring in place

Overall project details

UQ is conducting a major project to improve air-conditioning and services in the Campbell Rd precinct of the St Lucia Campus.


  • Start: Monday 21 May 2018
  • Finish: Friday 31 August 2018

Work details

Work between the Social Sciences building (24), and the Central Chiller Plant Room (59A) will mean traffic and parking changes from Monday 21 May to Friday 31 August 2018. Campbell Rd will be closed to general traffic from University Drive to Campbell Place. The only parking available in this area will be three marked accessible parking bays and a dedicated space for UQ Psychology Clinic clients.

Impact on pedestrian access will be kept to a minimum, with signage indicating any changed routes.

The project will affect vehicle access to the Social Sciences building (24), Abel Smith Lecture Theatre (23), Duhig Tower (2), Duhig North (12), Duhig Link (12A) and the Union Complex (21). Noisy works will take place outside business hours whenever possible. The work will increase air-conditioning capacity in buildings in the precinct and will upgrade electrical and communications conduits.


Brad Mortimer, Property & Facilities Division Construction Project Manager