Plans revealed to revamp Adelaide Street for Brisbane Metro project

Monica Gameng   |   June 1, 2019

Plans have been released by the Brisbane City Council for the transformation of Adelaide Street into a future transit boulevard that will also feature an underground tunnel for Brisbane Metro.

As the Brisbane Metro tunnel connecting North Quay to the King George bus station gets underway, locals will be seeing a significant change to Adelaide Street with plans of a total overhaul to coincide with the Brisbane Metro project.

“As part of this, the King George Square Station will be a new front door for many commuters coming into the city, [and] we’re going to make sure that is a world-class arrival experience in Adelaide Street and a much more pleasant environment, a safer environment, for pedestrians as well,” Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said.

As Brisbane Metro is completed, Adelaide Street will have 50 less buses during peak times as they go underground together with Metro vehicles.

This vision is aimed at decluttering Adelaide Street from existing infrastructure such as the numerous bus stops along this street.

1600x527-adelaide-street-vision-heroSource: Brisbane City Council

A 30 per cent increase in visitations to Brisbane is forecasted for next year, mostly from locals and a portion from international visitors.

The goal of this transformational project is to turn Adelaide Street into a world-class entry to the city of Brisbane with a focus on amenity and pedestrian safety by widening footpaths and improving street crossings.

With construction on the Brisbane Metro tunnel beginning next year, the Brisbane City Council will try to minimise the impact of construction on street users. Currently, the council is awaiting final approval from the Queensland Government before works can begin on the $944 million Brisbane Metro project.

“Just in recent days we had a really constructive meeting with the state government talking about the way forward,” Mr Schrinner said.

For more information on  the draft vision for Adelaide Street, visit the Brisbane City Council’s website here.

Subscribe to Felix Project News today to stay up to date with the latest industry news and project updates.


Source: Brisbane Times; Brisbane City Council; The Urban Developer

Monica Gameng
As Felix's Marketing Assistant since 2015, Monica is responsible for researching and sharing new and progressing projects within the construction and mining sectors in Australia. It's no surprise that Monica has her finger on the pulse of Australian major projects given she has produced more than 1,000 posts. She truly is an industry expert.
Follow me:

Related Articles

Works begin on new QLD Brisbane Metro depot

Works to deliver the state-of-the-art Brisbane Metro depot - adjacent to the South East Busway - at School Road, Rochedale in Queensland is ramping up, marking a new major milestone for the $944 million Brisbane Metro project.

Preferred builder announced for $944m Brisbane Metro project

The Brisbane City Council has chosen the Brisbane Move consortium – comprised of ACCIONA and Arupas the preferred tenderer to design and build the new Brisbane Metro, taking the massive project one step closer to beginning major construction works. 

Mirvac begins construction on Suncorp's new Brisbane HQ

Construction is now underway on Suncorp’s new headquarters on 80 Ann Street in Brisbane, Queensland. Mirvac is going to be building the 35-storey Woods Bagot-designed office tower.

Get the latest project news

Formerly known as the PlantMiner blog, Felix Project News is Australia's top 10 Construction blog.

Join thousands of construction and mining pros getting the best content right in their inbox.

✓ updates on Australia's pipeline of state and federal projects

✓ fresh contract awards from major contractors and builders