Lakes & Amphitheatre Renewal: Project Progress

28 Aug 2023

Construction works for the UQ Lake and Amphitheatre Renewal Project continue, with softscape/hardscape landscaping in the amphitheatre and the lake underway.

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 September 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.
  • Until project completion, a portion of the site fencing along College Road will need to be moved on to the road to allow construction of new kerb, guttering and footpath, refer to images 1 & 2
  • Turf Delivery - On Tuesday 29th of August, 6:30am to 7:30am, turf will be transported via forklift from the main site compound along College Rd to the Staff House Rd Gate entrance.  During this time traffic controllers will be managing public traffic and pedestrians. Refer to Image 3 for mark-up of this route.


  • Truck / vehicle movements
  • Tile and sandstone cutting/grinding

Work details

28 August 2023 – 22 September 2023

  • Lake Works
    • Placement of plants, turf, sandstone and sand
    • Existing boardwalk timber and handrail installation
    • Fountain and transfer pump installation
    • Fountain pipework connection
    • Installation of lighting
    • Footpath rectification works around lake edge
    • Lighting installation to pathway adjacent Conifer Knoll
    • Removal of site sheds and make-good of bike path at College Rd
    • Site fencing removal – TBC

  • Amphitheatre Works
    • Defect rectification
    • Handrail and balustrade installation
    • Partial opening of the Amphitheatre

Image 1 & 2 – College Rd Construction Fence Alignment Change - Ongoing

Image 3 – Turf Deliveries Tuesday August 29th

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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