A section of the Brisbane Street footpath from the top of the Nicholas Street Precinct to Ellenborough Street will be temporarily closed from Friday February 10, as refurbishment of the former cinema site continues.
The total footpath closure could be required for up to six months. However, every effort will be made to partially reopen the footpath earlier, to allow pedestrians safe access.
Ipswich Central Redevelopment Committee Chairperson Councillor Marnie Doyle said the footpath closure was necessary for the continued work ahead of major cinema chain Hoyts joining the Nicholas Street Precinct, and to ensure the safety of pedestrians moving about the CBD.
“From tomorrow, pedestrians will be detoured to the south side of Brisbane Street,” Cr Doyle said.
“A traffic controller will be in place on Ellenborough Street to assist pedestrians in moving through the area.
“Your patience is appreciated as council continues the refurbishment, ahead of Hoyts moving in later this year.”
From February 10, the existing construction fencing will be relocated and extended to the roadside kerb in accordance with an approved council footpath permit.
The temporary closure will also affect several car parks, a loading zone and an accessible car park on the northern side of Brisbane Street.