Kedron Brook Lighting Restoration Works Get Underway

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Residents are being advised that the Kedron Brook lighting restoration works, which will take place between Gympie Road, Kedron and Shaw Road, Wavell Heights have already commenced in February 2023.


Read: After the Floods: Kedron Brook Restoration Updates


Due to the works currently underway, those who live or travel through the area may experience low level noise, truck movements, vibration, and dust. Whilst the bike path will remain open with minimal disruptions expected, residents are being reminded to follow any signage on site.

The works are part of the restoration program for Kedron Brook, given that it was one of the hardest hit locations in the February 2022 severe weather event. 

kedron brook lighting restoration works
Photo credit: www.brisbane.qld.gov.au

According to Brisbane City Council, lighting along 20km of Kedron Brook Bikeway was significantly impacted by the flood event, with electrical footings and services damaged or destroyed by flood waters.

“Through an extensive audit of the lighting along the Kedron Brook, we have determined that more than 330 lighting sites were damaged or destroyed and require restoration. This will include replacing more than 120 lighting poles,” Council stated.

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Besides the key sections of the bikeway, creek and surrounding green spaces were also critically impacted.

Restoration and reconnection works

kedron brook lighting restoration works
Photo credit: Brisbane City Council

The works, which include the installation of luminaires and poles, electrical cabling works, and topsoil and turf, are part of the second stage approach to recover and restore Kedron Brook.

The first stage involved cleaning and assessing the area after the flood. The final stage involves investigating longer-term improvements at key locations to improve flood resilience and active transport outcomes in the area.

Depending on weather and site conditions, the lighting restoration works between Gympie Road, Kedron and Shaw Road, Wavell Heights will be complete in late March 2023.


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For further updates about the Kedron Brook lighting restoration works, visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au.