Lakes & Amphitheatre Renewal: Project Progress

9 May 2023

Construction works for the UQ Lake and Amphitheatre Renewal Project continue, however progress has been significantly impacted by rain over the past few months. Works have progressed where possible including softscape/hardscape landscaping in the amphitheatre and the lake.

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 August 2023 (weather dependant), 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.
  • 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 noise is anticipated to continue due to paver cutting in the Amphitheatre.

Work details

07 May 2023 – 31 May 2023

  • Lake Works
    • placement of sandstone blocks around the lake
    • concrete works for the boardwalk spillways and transfer pump wet well
    • topsoiling of the southern wetland (weather permitting)
    • installation of watermain connection and pipework for the drinking fountain
    • Wednesday 10th May – Friday 19th May:
      • installation of remaining electrical/comms conduits and pits outside of project fencing, including reinstatement of impacted footpaths, refer Image 1 for details of impacted pathways
  • Amphitheatre Works
    • concrete works to remaining footpaths and walls in amphitheatre
    • installation of switchboard and comms enclosure, and pulling of cables
    • placement of sandstone capping (tiles, nosing blocks etc.)
    • placement of turf, topsoil and mulch in various locations
    • continued installation of irrigation

Image 1 – Electrical works outside site fence (Wednesday 10th May – Friday 19th May)

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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