Future public realm requires vegetation removal along the Bicentennial Bikeway and in Miller Park
In three work stages starting 6 July 2021 vegetation, including many invasive species, will be removed from areas adjacent to the Bicentennial Bikeway and in Miller Park.
From 6 July until late – September 2021 vegetation removal will occur periodically as Multiplex progresses into new riverside public realm work areas.
Much of the vegetation being removed is classified as invasive species. Multiplex and Destination Brisbane Consortium has considered the current landscaping and will only remove what is necessary. Importantly when construction works are complete, a total of 4,000 trees and shrubs will be replanted to green the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane riverfront precinct.
Most work will occur during the day, however due to the bikeway proximity, two trees will be removed outside peak commuter times (nighttime) for public safety.
Works will take place along the Bicentennial Bikeway and Miller Park in three stages at the locations below (refer to map):
– Near the North Quay Ferry terminal between Queens Wharf Road and Bicentennial Bikeway (early-July)
– Adjacent to the Margaret Street off-ramp and the Bicentennial Bikeway (early-July)
– Miller Park – located between William Street and Queens Wharf Road (September).
What to expect:
– A visual inspection for animal breeding places will be undertaken prior to any vegetation removal
– Trees marked with a green ribbon will not be removed. Trees marked for removal will have the colour orange on the trunk
– A large African Tulip Tree, Chinese Elm Tree and Jacaranda (all invasive species) will be removed between Queens Wharf Road and the Bicentennial Bikeway
– The large Poinciana Tree in Miller Park will not be removed.