A major regional parkland is up for development just seven kilometres from the CBD and the plans for this massive green space, covering the Graceville Riverside Parklands Precinct, is in the advanced stages.
Residents have a chance to share their feedback and suggestions for the Graceville Riverside Parklands precinct plan’s draft, which will help transform Oxley Creek into a premiere recreational site to be enjoyed by the community.
Aside from the Graceville Riverside Parkland, this development will also cover Simpsons Playground, Nadine Street Park, Graceville Avenue Park and Bert St Clair Oval.
Once completed, these sites will boast of wonderful picnic and play areas for groups, kids and families, as well as improved parking spaces and better boating club ramps.
This project’s objectives are aimed at:
- Improving visual and physical connections to the river and creek.
- Upgrading the existing picnic and play facilities
- Improving the parkland’s vehicle entry and parking
- Acknowledging the possibility of flooding in the design and delivery of new Parkland infrastructure
- Maintaining and, where possible, supporting the enhancement of the existing local Club lease facilities
- Celebrating the mature trees located within the Parkland
- Supporting corridor-wide improvements to water quality, bank stability and riparian habitat
“The upgraded Parklands will take advantage of the site’s easy access to water and give visitors more ways to enjoy Brisbane’s relaxed outdoor lifestyle. Existing spaces and facilities will be revitalised and reimagined so people of all ages and abilities can experience canoeing, kayaking, dragon boating and sailing. Expanded greenspaces will create the perfect setting for picnics and gatherings,” Nigel Chamier, the chairman of the Oxley Creek Transformation, said.
The short online survey will run until Sunday, 6 Dec 2020 but residents may also send an email through firstname.lastname@example.org or via regular mail addressed to Oxley Creek Transformation, GPO Box 1434, Brisbane 4001.
Residents’ comments and inputs will be considered in the finalisation of the precinct plan, which will be released in 2021.