Works To Reinstate Kedron Brook Waterway Now Progressing

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Photo credit: Cr Andrew Wines/Facebook

Works are underway to reinstate the waterways at Kedron Brook, following damage caused by the 2022 flood event in South East Queensland. 

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Weeks following the extreme weather event in the region, the erosion and damage at Kedron Brook are still evident, with some sections of the bikeway remaining closed to the public. 

Photo credit: Cr Andrew Wines/Facebook

The works are being done in an attempt to save both the bridge and the path, and reduce water collecting west of the bridge. These initial works to reinstate the creek will include:

  • relocation of pipes from initial rectification works by the Australian Defence Force
  • selected removal of built-up sediment from the floodplain areas adjacent to the existing path and bridge
  • reinstatement of the original pre-flood creek bed and channel by removing, and allowing the natural process to further remove sediment
  • final inspection of the pedestrian bridge and nearby pathways.

The reinstatement of the original flow of the creek is the initial step towards the planned restoration works at the Royal Parade crossing. Given the complexity of damage in this location, this work must be completed in stages.

Photo credit: Cr Andrew Wines/Facebook

Once the reinstating of the waterways is complete, the next steps would involve assessing the existing bridge foundations and connecting pathways and reconstructing the connecting pathways and re-opening this connection.

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Brisbane City Council reminds the community to avoid the damaged section of bikeways for their own safety. 

“This work is designed to reopen the north south pedestrian movement as soon as possible. Council hopes to reinstate the access, however due to the undermining of the path, it may not be safe to use for longer than was hoped,” said Councillor for Enoggera Ward Andrew Wines.

Works will be undertaken Monday to Saturday, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Depending on weather and site conditions, works should be complete by May 2022.