Precinct Project Works

Grey Street Improvement Works (April 2023 - early December 2023)

South Bank Corporation has commenced important safety improvements to Grey Street (between Vulture Street and Russell Street) that will benefit pedestrians and motorists with upgrades to footpaths, centre road median crossings and lighting and landscaping. 

Artist Impression: Grey Street Improvement Works


  • upgrading roadway and footpath lighting.
  • installation of additional CCTV along the street.
  • upgrading footpaths to remove trip hazards and damaged tree grates, as well as relevelling of uneven surfaces.
  • planting new and rehabilitating street trees and pergola vines.
  • installing uplights within centre road median.
  • planting new sub-tropical plants along the road median.


To avoid major disruptions, the works will be delivered in four stages. Works commenced in April 2023. 

  • Stage 1 - Complete. 
  • Stage 2 - Complete.
  • Stage 3 - Complete.
  • Stage 4 - Complete.

Once all 4 stages are complete, starting from September 2023, the Corporation will shift its focus to rectification works on specific sections of the footpath outside a number of Grey Street retail tenancies. These works will include:

The Corporation is committed to ensuring customer access for all precinct stakeholders and access to residences remains during the works and will work closely with all stakeholders to minimise the impacts of these works. Regular updates will be provided to stakeholders.




About the works

What is the Grey Street Improvement works? The Grey Street Improvement Project will deliver important safety improvements for all road users and pedestrians, as well as improve the streetscape along the median of Grey Street. The works will take place between Vulture Street and Russell Street. The project will deliver upgrades to road median crossings, roadway and footpath lighting and landscaping, as well as upgrades to footpaths to relevel uneven surfaces, remove trip hazards and damaged tree grates.

Why is there a need for these works to happen? To maintain and improve the safety of pedestrians and motorists who use this section of Grey Street. The works will also improve the streetscape along the median of Grey Street making it a greener and more welcoming street.

Who is funding these works? These works are being funded by the Queensland Government as part of safety improvement works for key State assets. 

When will the works be undertaken? Works commenced in April 2023. Project completion is expected in early December 2023, weather permitting.

Will trees be removed as part of the project? No. All existing trees will remain. New plants along the street median and footpaths will be planted, making the streetscape greener. Pruning to existing road median Queensland Kauri Trees will also occur.

Project Plan

How will the works be delivered? The works will be delivered in stages. 

Stage: Works location: Works dates:
Stage 1 Tribune Street to Ernest Street COMPLETE
Stage 2 Ernest Street to Glenelg Street COMPLETE
Stage 3 Glenelg Street to Russell Street COMPLETE
Stage 4 Vulture Street to Tribune Street COMPLETE

Construction works

What are the standard construction hours? Project works are scheduled to take place Monday to Friday, 6am to 3pm. There will be no noisy works between 12pm and 2pm, and no weekend or night works undertaken.

What construction impacts might be experienced? There will be short-term disruptions during these works such as traffic delays, road closures and detours, as well as construction related noise impacts. To safely facilitate these works and manage traffic flows, speed and lane restrictions will be in place. Traffic controllers will be on-site during work hours to assist motorists and pedestrians and signage will be in place. Emergency services vehicle access will be maintained at all times.

How will I be informed of works? Works notifications will be sent to retail tenancies, precinct stakeholders and resident Body Corporates 2-3 days prior to commencement of each stage of works. Weekly notifications and all project related information will be available online.

Will there be road closures and detours during construction? Yes. To safely facilitate these works, there will be lane and road restrictions in place during the works. A traffic management plan and thoughtful methodology will be in place to minimise impact. Vehicle access to residences will be maintained at all times during the works.

How will noise be managed during construction? The works will be managed (as per the Brisbane City Council Building Works Noise guidelines and requirements) to minimise disturbance to nearby residents and tenants as much as practically possible.

How will access to properties and businesses be managed during construction? Traffic Management Plans have been developed for each stage of works to minimise impact on driveways and loading zones. Access to retail tenancies for customers and access to residences will remain during the works, with pedestrian detours in place where needed to allow for footpath works to take place. Staging plans are currently being finalised and will be shared online in advance of works commencing. Traffic controllers will be on-site to assist with and manage safe access as required.  

How will dust be managed during construction? There will be minimal dust from the project. All work methodologies will adopt best practices, with a sustainable approach to all environmental impacts. 

Will there be pedestrian and cycle changes during the works? Access will be maintained at all times for pedestrians, cyclists and commuters, with detours in place where needed to maintain safe access. Traffic control will be on-site to assist with access. Signage will also be in place. Pedestrians and cyclists are advised to take care when travelling through the area during the works.

Will bus services be affected? Brisbane City Council bus stops will not be impacted during these works. 


If you have any questions or would like more information about the Grey Street Improvement Works, you can:


Project Newsletters:

Works Notifications: