Saying goodbye to Brisbane's ugliest footpath

It won't be hard.

Most Cannon Hill and Murarrie residents would have a love/hate relationship with the footpath outside the Cannon Hill shops.

As in, they love to hate it. And can you really blame them? 

Since the 1970s this ugly duckling footpath has stood as a testament to the era's dominant design feature.

Concrete, concrete and more concrete.

Lifting in parts and cracking in others, the footpath is now past its use-by date. Six separate paths combine to form one long, ugly, hot mess along Wynnum Road.

Council's Field Services Group have done a valiant job keeping the footpath serviceable for decades, but like flared jeans and the pogo stick, the footpath is now well and truly ready for retirement.

...like flared jeans and the pogo stick, the footpath is now well and truly ready for retirement.

I have been working with Council officers for over 18 months to design a full replacement for the old street frontage.

We are now ready to start construction!  In total, Council has allocated $375,000 towards the project, which will include:

  • Full width concrete footpath removal and the construction of a 1.5m wide strip footpath with turf each side
  • Removal of existing trees and replacement with 30+ garden beds with new plantings
  • Alterations to the vehicular entrance at the Wynnum Rd frontage of Kmart
  • Numerous Service Utility pit upgrades
  • Removal and reinstatement of various street/suburb signage
  • Removal of one bus stop shelter and minor upgrading of the other shelter
  • Landscaping

Brisbane City Council commenced concrete footpath reconstruction works at the above location Sunday 12th February 2017.

To avoid major traffic disruptions and to ensure the safety of workers and motorists a combination of weekend & night works will be required. Generally work will be undertaken between 7.00pm and 4.00am Sunday to Thursday. Project duration will be 8 weeks (weather permitting).

 Temporary inconveniences you are likely to experience during these works include:

  • Kerbside lane closures along Wynnum Rd Westbound & Creek Rd Southbound at times;
  • Equipment and materials stored on the footpath;
  • Noise from machinery; and
  • Dust from the works.

Council personnel will endeavour to minimise the inconvenience caused to you as a result of this work and will consult with you in advance if vehicular access to your property is to be directly affected.

Thanks for your patience while we continue to improve the area.

Wynnum Road, Cannon Hill outside Cannon Central Shopping Centre

Wynnum Road, Cannon Hill outside Cannon Central Shopping Centre