Transport Canberra and City Services

Canberra Brickworks access road and Dudley Street upgrade

The ACT Government is constructing the Canberra Brickworks access road and upgrade of Dudley Street in Yarralumla to keep our city moving as our city grows.

Dudley Street upgrade

Dudley Street, Yarralumla is a busy road in the Territory that currently experiences high traffic volumes, particularly during morning and afternoon peak hours. The road was not constructed with the intention of carrying the volume of traffic it does now, as such it no longer meets current design standards and needs upgrading.

The upgrade works will include:

  • improvements to the vertical alignment of the road to make it safer
  • widening both lanes of the road to allow better and safer traffic flow
  • a dedicated shared path along the northern side of the road and a path network that will cater for active travel
  • new bus stops that link to the path network
  • a formalised pedestrian crossing with a pedestrian refuge at the bus stops

Canberra Brickworks access road

As part of the upgrade works a new access road into the Canberra Brickworks development precinct will be constructed.  This will connect to a roundabout on Dudley Street towards the Cotter Street end of the road. The new access road is planned to be operational prior to the Canberra Brickworks development commencing. This access road will be used only to enter and exit the new Canberra Brickworks development precinct and will not be a through road.

Display of Final Preliminary Documentation – EPBC Act

The proposed action was referred to the Commonwealth Department of the Environment and Energy to determine whether assessment and approval under the EPBC Act was required. On 1 December 2017, the proposed action was determined to be a controlled action, subject to assessment by Preliminary Documentation. The controlling provision is listed threatened species and communities (sections 18 & 18A) of the EPBC Act.

On 13 September 2018, the draft Preliminary Documentation was placed on display and comments were invited until 4 October 2018 (15 business days). During this period, twelve public submissions were received. A document summarising and responding to the comments was then prepared and the Preliminary Documentation finalised. The final Preliminary Documentation is provided below for information only.

Response to Department of the Environment and Energy

Review of Environmental Factors (including Submissions Report)

Traffic Assessment

Impact Assessment Report and Cover Letter

Offset Strategy

Letter from Conservator endorsing offset area

Noise Impact Assessment

Contamination Due Diligence Assessment

Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment

EPBC Act Referral

If you have any enquiries related to the above works, you can contact the project team via email at

For more information on the Canberra Brickworks development, visit The Suburban Land Agency website.

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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.

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