Lakes & Amphitheatre Renewal: Project Progress

10 Jan 2023

Construction works for the UQ Lakes Renewal and Amphitheatre Upgrade Project are ongoing with lake earthworks progressing and softscape and hardscape works continuing in the Amphitheatre.

The Site location and impacts to pathways, roads and bicycle lanes is shown on the attached site map.

This project is expected to be complete in the Q2 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.
  • Increased vehicles movements on College Rd and Staff House Rd expected to continue throughout January 2023 for civil works in the lake.


  • Increased noise is anticipated from the 11th of January to mid-February 2023 due to paver cutting in the Amphitheatre (refer to noise impact locations in below image).

Work details

10 January 2023 – 29 January 2023

  • Lake Works
    • earthworks and clay lining works progressing, with increased vehicles movements on College Rd and Staff House Rd expected to continue throughout January 2023.
  • Amphitheatre Works
    • sandstone paver installation commencing. Increased noise expected from sandstone paver cutting until mid-Feb.
    • landscaping & electrical, irrigation and stormwater service installation works continuing.

Image 1 – Paver-saw Noise Levels

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.


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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