Brisbane Metro Project at UQ Lakes

Brisbane City Council is delivering a turn-up-and-go Brisbane Metro at
UQ Lakes Bus Station, St Lucia Campus

 

Delivery partners

 

Concept Image for Brisbane Metro Project at UQ Lakes
(Concept Image: Brisbane Metro at UQ Lakes Bus Station)


Brisbane City Council
has selected Brisbane Move to design and deliver the major infrastructure works for the project. Brisbane Metro will operate from Eight Mile Plains to Roma Street, and Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital to University of Queensland.

Major construction at UQ Lakes station in St Lucia will commence August 2022 and continue until mid-2023. Construction activities include upgrading the existing station platforms, shelters and seating, as well as installing flash charging infrastructure.

The Brisbane Metro at UQ Lakes Bus Station will open to the public from 2024. 
See Brisbane Metro website for more information.

 

Works will occur predominantly between 7pm and 5am, Sunday to Thursday. Intermitted day works may occur where required.

To facilitate the first stage of Brisbane Metro construction works at UQ Lakes station, Brisbane Move has been granted approval under the Natural Assets Local Law 2003 to remove 13 trees and clear vegetation from the surrounding area to make way for a new platform and improved pedestrian and cyclist connections.

Impacts to vegetation have been carefully considered by the project and minimised as much as possible. Importantly, 15 other trees within the works area are able to be retained. The Brisbane Metro project delivery team is committed to continuing to work with UQ regarding vegetation impacts and reinstatement.

Timing

Activities

Location/s

Start: Sunday 30 October 2022
Finish: Thursday 3 November 2022

Work hours: 7pm–5am

  • Continued earthworks and excavation, including demolition of the existing footpath and concrete barriers
  • Location of existing in-ground services
  • Installation and relocation of in-ground services (e.g. water connection, drainage and electrical conduits)
  • Temporarily decommission CCTV and emergency help call point on Sir William Macgregor Drive
  • Decommission existing street lights and demolish footings
UQ Lakes station

Start: Sunday 6 November 2022
Finish: Thursday 10 November 2022

Work hours: 7pm–5am

  • Continued earthworks and excavation
  • Continued location of existing in-ground services
  • Continued installation and relocation of in-ground services
  • Adjustment of the existing barriers on the busway to complete drainage works, slightly extending the work area in the direction of the busway
  • Line marking
UQ Lakes station

Start: Sunday 13 November 2022
Finish: Thursday 17 November 2022

Work hours: 7pm–5am

  • Continued earthworks and excavation
  • Continued installation of in-ground services
  • Commence pavement and concreting works
UQ Lakes station

Start: Sunday 20 November 2022
Finish: Thursday 24 November 2022

Work hours: 7pm–5am

  • Continued earthworks and excavation
  • Continued installation of in-ground services
  • Continued pavement and concreting works
UQ Lakes station

Start: Sunday 27 November 2022
Finish: Thursday 1 December 2022

Work hours: 7pm–5am

  • Continued earthworks and excavation
  • Continued installation of in-ground services
  • Continued pavement and concreting works
UQ Lakes station

Start: Sunday 4 December 2022
Finish: Thursday 8 December 2022

Work hours: 7pm–5am

  • Continued earthworks and excavation
  • Continued installation of in-ground services
  • Continued pavement and concreting works
  • Installation of new light poles
UQ Lakes station

 

Please note, Brisbane Move will commence major construction work at UQ Lakes Bus Station from Sunday 21 August 2022 . There will be a temporary closure off the dedicated cycle way on Eleanor Schonell Bridge for the next 23 months. Alternative bike routes have been established for staff, students and the public to use during this closure period. The Brisbane Metro Project at UQ Lakes will continue until mid 2023.


Accessing Eleanor Schonell Bridge from Dutton Park 

> Accessing Eleanor Schonell Bridge from Dutton Park Map (PDF, 2.7MB)

Accessing Eleanor Schonell bridge from Dutton Park Map (PDF, 2.7MB)

Accessing UQ campus from UQ Lakes Bus Station

Accessing UQ Campus from UQ lakes Bus Station

 

Brisbane Move

If you have any questions about this project, please contact Brisbane Move on:

 
 

Community information sessions 

Speak to a member of Brisbane's new Bus Network at one of a number of community information sessions being held across Brisbane between October and December 2022.

DateEvent timeLocation

Tuesday 11 October

11am–1pm

Brisbane Metro Information Centre, 63 Adelaide Street, Brisbane City

Saturday 15 October

10am–12pm

Carindale Library, Westfield Carindale, 1151 Creek Rd, Carindale

Tuesday 18 October

4pm–6pm

Brisbane Metro Information Centre, 63 Adelaide Street, Brisbane City

Saturday 22 October

10am–12pm

Garden City Library, Level R4 – Yellow Car Park Garden City Shopping Centre Cnr Logan Road & Kessels Rd,
Upper Mount Gravatt – A Mandarin interpreter will be available at this event

Tuesday 25 October

11am–1pm

Brisbane Metro Information Centre, 63 Adelaide Street, Brisbane City

Saturday 29 October

10am–12pm

Sunnybank Hall, Corner Lister and Gager St, Sunnybank – A Mandarin interpreter will be available at this event

Tuesday 1 November

4pm–6pm

Brisbane Metro Information Centre, 63 Adelaide Street, Brisbane City

Friday 4 November

12pm–2pm

The Community Place, Stafford, 33 Teevan St, Stafford

Saturday 5 November

10am–12pm

Inala Library, Inala Shopping Centre, Corsair Ave, Inala – A Vietnamese interpreter will be available at this event

Tuesday 8 November

11am–1pm

Brisbane Metro Information Centre, 63 Adelaide Street, Brisbane City

Wednesday 9 November

1:30pm–3:30pm

Chermside Library, 375 Hamilton Rd, Chermside

Thursday 10 November

11am–1pm

St Lucia Community Hall, 27 Guilfoyle Street, St Lucia

Saturday 12 November

10am–12pm

Pamphlett-Tennyson Sea Scout, Sea Scout Den, 284 Graceville Ave, Graceville

Tuesday 15 November

4pm–6pm

Brisbane Metro Information Centre, 63 Adelaide Street, Brisbane City

Saturday 19 November

10am–12pm

Mount Gravatt Showgrounds, Upper Community Hall, 1644 Logan Rd, Mount Gravatt

Tuesday 22 November

11am–1pm

Brisbane Metro Information Centre, 63 Adelaide Street, Brisbane City

Thursday 24 November

11am–1pm

Indooroopilly Library, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, Level 4, 322 Moggill Rd, Indooroopilly

Saturday 26 November

10am–12pm 

Coopers Plains Library, 107 Orange Grove Rd, Coopers Plains

Tuesday 29 November

4pm–6pm

Brisbane Metro Information Centre, 63 Adelaide Street, Brisbane City

Saturday 3 December

10am–12pm

Warrigal Square Shopping Centre, 261 Warrigal Rd, Eight Mile Plains – A Mandarin interpreter will be available at
this event

Tuesday 6 December

11am–1pm

Brisbane Metro Information Centre, 63 Adelaide Street, Brisbane City

Saturday 10 December

10am–12pm

Wellers Hills Bowls Club, 34 Esher St, Tarragindi

For further information on the Brisbane Metro Project and to receive construction updates from Brisbane City Council, please visit the below webpages available:

Join the conversation

There are a number of ways you can learn more and share your feedback on Brisbane's New Bus Network.

  • Attend a community information session and speak to a member of the network team.
  • Use Brisbane City Council's interactive network map to view Brisbane's New Bus Network, see if there are changes to your journey, which alternative routes are available to help you plan your future journeys and provide feedback using the online survey.
  • Play The Brisbane Metro Game - a fun and interactive way to learn why the network needs to evolve and how metros will improve the network.