UQ Lake and Amphitheatre Renewal: Project Progress

14 Oct 2022

Construction works for the UQ Lakes Renewal and Amphitheatre Upgrade Project are progressing with mass soil mixing in the lake looking to be completed in the next week and civil/electrical/stormwater works continuing in the amphitheatre.

The site location and impacts to pathways, roads and bicycle lanes is shown on the attached site map. (JPG, 57.8 KB)

This project is expected to be complete in early 2023, a timeline can be found on the project website.

Affected areas 

Roads, Footpaths and Cycleways:

  • Pedestrian and cyclist pathways are closed for the entirety of the works. Refer attached site map for alternative routes.
  • Road closure at corner of College Road & Thynne Road will be in place until the end of the project. Access to Colleges via College Road and access to P11 via Thynne Road
  • Traffic control will be in place on Jocks Road & College Road to manage vehicle movements as required.

Noise & Odour:

The UQ neighbourhood / community can expect a level of odour to become present as the lake continues being stabilised.

Work details

17 October 2022 – 23 October 2022

  • Lake Works
    • final stages of mass soil mixing;
    • earthworks and clay lining works progressing, with increased vehicles movements on College Rd and Staff House Rd expected until the end of the year; and
    • Wednesday 19th October 2022 – collection of silos and batch plant with 1x 60t crane (located within site perimeter); and
    • Friday 21st October 2022 – collection of containers with 1x 25t crane (located within site perimeter).
  • Amphitheatre Works
    • main line irrigation works;
    • electrical & comms conduit installation; and
    • amphitheatre walls and stair works.

24 October 2022 – 30 October 2022

  • Lake Works
    • earthworks and clay lining works progressing, with increased vehicles movements on College Rd and Staff House Rd expected until the end of the year.
  • Amphitheatre Works
    • main line irrigation works;
    • electrical & comms conduit installation; and
    • amphitheatre walls and stair works.

31 October 2022 – 6 November 2022

  • Lake Works
    • earthworks and clay lining works progressing, with increased vehicles movements on College Rd and Staff House Rd expected until the end of the year.
  • Amphitheatre Works
    • Temporary one lane and pedestrian footpath closure on Staff House Road for a concrete pour. These works have been re-sequenced and will now be completed on Wednesday 19th October 2022.
      Traffic Control on site to manage movements (please refer to attached image).
    • main line irrigation works;
    • electrical & comms conduit installation; and amphitheatre walls and stair 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.
More information can be found on the project website.

Contact

Casey Fredrickson, Project Manager (Infrastructure):

We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding during this time.

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