Brisbane CBD, Queensland


Department of Transport and Main Roads


Social Infrastructure

  • Active transport


 2006 – 2007 

Contract value

>$25 million 


Normanby Pedestrian and Cycle Link

Fast facts

25 %

of project hours were recorded as training for project staff

0 no.

traffic disruptions throughout project


urban arterial underpass, measuring at 39 m long, 3.8 m wide and 2.4 m high


The Transport Infrastructure Projects Alliance (TIPA) is an alliance formed by Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) to deliver several complex projects in the Brisbane area. TMR selected Seymour Whyte and Arup as the non-owner participants to the alliance, to deliver the Normanby Pedestrian and Cycle Link.

The project involves the construction of a 4.1 m wide, shared pedestrian and cycle pathway with an elevated pathway through Roma Street Parkland and Albert Street in the Brisbane CBD. The scope also includes a jacked underpass below College Road, segmental retaining walls, reinforced concrete retaining walls, an elevated walkway, CCTV, lighting, landscaping and various links to existing pathways.

“The integration of owner, designer and constructor within the alliance allowed innovative solutions to be developed including adopting D&C methods to minimise risks for work adjacent to the rail corridor; selection of a jacked tunnel solution to eliminate traffic disruption on College Road; proactive communication strategies and engagement with key stakeholders to ensure smooth delivery; and selection of urban design elements to integrate seamlessly with the surrounding Roma Street Parklands. The successful delivery of this project has clearly demonstrated the ability of Seymour Whyte and Arup to work effectively in the alliance environment to produce an exceptional project outcome.”

Allan Uhlmann, TIPA Program Alliance Board Chair, TMR, Nov  2017

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