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Road closures

From 1 January 2017, Queens Wharf Road (adjacent to the Brisbane River) and a section of William Street (between Elizabeth Street and Margaret Street) were closed to pedestrian and vehicle traffic for the period of the Integrated Resort Development (IRD)’s construction.

To stay informed about traffic conditions and changes visit the Department of Transport and Main Roads or call 13 19 40.

Motorcycle parking

To facilitate the $3.6B Queen's Wharf Brisbane (QWB) Integrated Resort Development, on 1 January 2017 the State and Destination Brisbane Consortium (DBC) closed part of William Street and Queens Wharf Road to normal traffic. The road closures, which falls within the Queen's Wharf Brisbane Priority Development Area (PDF, 440.0KB) were approved by Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) and publicly notified on 16 December 2016.

As the development area is a construction site, a number of motorcycle parking spaces within the development area are no longer available.

For detailed information on motorcycle parking, view the Brisbane City Council's interactive map by searching for 'Inner city motorcycle parking' on the Brisbane City Council website.


The Bicentennial Bikeway, under the Riverside Expressway, is used by a large number of cyclists and pedestrians.

In 2016 the developer, the Destination Brisbane Consortium (DBC) conducted cycle and pedestrian counts for the number of users along the path to gauge the peak and non-peak times.

During the construction period, DBC and its contractors are required to maintain the function of the bikeway, facilitating for safe construction activities near or across the bikeway.

As construction works continue, the bikeway route for cyclists and pedestrians will change and be diverted for safety and construction activities.

Cyclists are encouraged to subscribe to and receive latest news and construction updates direct from the developer, by selecting "stay informed" on the Queen's Wharf Brisbane website or by following on Facebook.

Furthermore, upon opening, Queen's Wharf Brisbane will provide high quality end of trip facilities for staff, residents and visitors to the precinct.

Frequently asked questions

  • On 1 January 2017 William Street between Elizabeth Street and Margaret Street was closed for the duration of the demolition and construction works (approximately six years duration). Along with this, Queen’s Wharf Road was closed permanently. These road closures were necessary for the safe demolition of the three non-heritage buildings and facilitating the ongoing construction of the IRD.

  • The Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning facilitates a Traffic and Transport Working Group (TTWG) consisting of the Department of Transport and Main Roads, Brisbane City Council, Destination Brisbane Consortium and independent expert advisors. The TTWG considers pedestrian safety, and traffic and transport impacts throughout the various stages of the IRD.

    The TTWG is responsible for considering the entire CBD transport network when making decisions relating to the project.

  • There are no permanent closures to the Riverside Expressway or any of its on or off ramps. For limited periods of time, temporary lane closures will be required to safely construct the project. These works will be conducted in accordance with existing works and maintenance practices for this vital piece of transport infrastructure.

    Subscribe to and receive latest traffic news and construction updates direct from the developer, by selecting "stay informed" on the Queen's Wharf Brisbane website

Last updated: 22 Jun 2022