Lakes and Amphitheatre Project

20 Apr 2022

Construction works have commenced for the UQ Lake Renewal and Amphitheatre Upgrade Project. The Site location and impacts to pathways, roads and bicycle lanes are shown on the attached site map.

Affected Areas

  • Pedestrian and cyclist pathways are closed for the entirety of the works. Refer attached map for alternative routes.
  • There will be an increase in noisy works near the amphitheatre due to demolition and site clearing activities, including:
    • demolition of existing footpaths (including excavator and demolitions saw); and
    • demolition of existing staircases and rock retaining walls (including excavator hammer and demolitions saws).
  • Construction vehicle movements/deliveries will noticeably increase around College and Thynne Roads and also at Jocks Road.

Work details

11 April 2022 – 17 April 2022

  • Lake Works
    • Aquatic fauna removal / relocation
  • Amphitheatre Works
    • Fauna pre-clearing survey
    • Removal and/or protection of existing features being retained

18 April 2022 – 29 April 2022

  • Lake Works
    • Mobilise, Commission & Test Dewatering System
  • Amphitheatre Works
    • Demolition of existing footpaths & stairways – Noisy Works
    • Site clearing, including tree clearing
    • Isolation and removal of impacted lighting and other equipment in the area

25 April 2022 – 1 May 2022

  • Lake Works
    • Commence dewatering & continued fauna removals / relocations
    • Potential nuisance noise due to pumping
    • Potential odour impacts during dewatering period
  • Amphitheatre Works
    • Demolition of existing footpaths & stairways – Noisy Works

Project details

  • The iconic UQ lake and amphitheatre is being transformed into a self-sustaining ecosystem that offers habitat for wildlife and more opportunities for people to enjoy the area.
  • Please see UQ Lake and Amphitheatre website for more information.


Casey Fredrickson, Project Manager (Infrastructure):

We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience during this time. For more information on campus shutdowns, disruptions and road closures please refer to the Property and Facilities Division Road and buildings works page.

Questions and feedback:

PF Assist
Property and Facilities