Vast parkland planned for Woolloongabba area

October 30, 2018 by  

Brisbane City Council, which incorporates the suburb of Woollongabba, is closer to finalising plans for a vast parkland area along Oxley Creek in the city’s south west.

The $100 million project is to take place over the next 20 years and will eventually see construction of an adventure park, bird sanctuary and shaded walking paths.

The original parkland proposal was originally approved in 2016. Since then, six projects have been identified for priority development over the next decade. These include an extra investment in the Oxley Creek Bird Sanctuary to expand its habitat with the aim of attracting more species and to allow a collaboration with the agricultural program of nearby Corinda State High School.

Brisbane Mayor Graham Quirk told the Brisbane Times that the final proposal had received wide support from the community, with over 400 submissions received during the public consultation period. He said:

“This master plan is the first step in creating a series of connected precincts and green spaces along the Oxley Creek corridor to create more to see and do in Brisbane’s great outdoors.”

Another key development at the site will be a nature-based adventure parkland which will feature forts, rope challenges and climbing rocks. An activity and event lawn will be laid with a nearby launch for motorless watercraft. Activities at urban parks are often promoted with assistance from flyer printing services.