Precinct Project Works

Grey Street Improvement Works 

In 2023, South Bank Corporation completed important safety improvements to Grey Street (between Vulture Street and Russell Street), 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 were delivered in four stages. Works commenced in April 2023. 

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




About the works

What is the Grey Street Improvement works? The Grey Street Improvement Project delivered important safety improvements for all road users and pedestrians, as well as improve the streetscape along the median of Grey Street. The works took place between Vulture Street and Russell Street. The project delivered 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 was 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 also improved the streetscape along the median of Grey Street making it a greener and more welcoming street.

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

When did the works be undertaken? Works commenced in April 2023. The project was completed expected in early December 2023.

Were trees removed as part of the project? No. All existing trees remained. New plants along the street median and footpaths were planted, making the streetscape greener. Pruning to existing road median Queensland Kauri Trees also occured.

Project Plan

How were the works delivered? The works were 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 were the standard construction hours? Project works took place Monday to Friday, 6am to 3pm. There was no noisy works between 12pm and 2pm, and no weekend or night works undertaken.

What construction impacts were experienced? There were 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 were in place. Traffic controllers were  on-site during work hours to assist motorists and pedestrians and signage will be in place. Emergency services vehicle access were maintained at all times.

How were people informed of works? Works notifications were 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 were available online.

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

How was noise managed during construction? The works were  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 was access to properties and businesses  managed during construction? Traffic Management Plans was developed for each stage of works to minimise impact on driveways and loading zones. Access to retail tenancies for customers and access to residences remained during the works, with pedestrian detours in place where needed to allow for footpath works to take place.  Traffic controllers were on-site to assist with and manage safe access as required.  

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

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

Were bus services affected? Brisbane City Council bus stops were not be impacted during these works. 


For more information about the Grey Street Improvement Works:


Project Newsletters:

Works Notifications: