Bee Gees Way closes for upgrade

Published 3:00pm 31 May 2022

Bee Gees Way closes for upgrade
Words by Kylie Knight

Redcliffe tourism drawcard Bee Gees Way is closed for three weeks for a lighting upgrade.

The landmark, off Redcliffe Pde which pays tribute to the pop supergroup, closed late last week and is expected to reopen on June 17 (weather permitting).

Moreton Bay Regional Council Mayor Peter Flannery says he hopes the maintenance project will be completed within three weeks.

“The fencing went up on May 27 and we’re hoping to have this popular attraction reopened by June 17, so we can be ‘Jive Talkin’ again before the mid-year school holiday period,” he says.

“There’s a section of lighting that’s reaching the end of its useful life and needs to be replaced.

“The project cost is about $96,000 which might sound high for lighting installations, but the majority of the cost is just getting materials supplied in the current market.

“Also, all materials used on coastal projects from Bribie to Redcliffe need to be completed with marine-grade products to withstand sea spray, winds, and in this case waterproof casings for hi-tech outdoor equipment.

“The lights specified have a IP65 coating which provides protection from dust ingress and low-pressure water ingress, and should last at least six years.”

Bee Gees Way closes for upgrade

About Bee Gees Way

The Bee Gees comprised brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb who lived in Redcliffe during the 1950s where they honed their craft before hitting global superstardom.

In 1958 they played their first gig at Redcliffe Speedway, performing during race intervals on the back of a truck to a crowd of money-throwing spectators. Barry was the eldest and aged just 14 years at the time.

They went on to sign their first contract on the kitchen table at their Redcliffe home.

Moreton Bay Regional Council established Bee Gees Way in 2013, in close consultation with Barry Gibb. The last surviving Bee Gee has visited the tribute for the opening of stages one and two.

Bee Gees Way closes for upgrade

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