Inside Plans For The Archerfield Wetlands District Park

A former industrial plant in Durack will be given a new lease on life, following the announcement that it will be transformed into a new recreation venue, to be called the Archerfield Wetlands District Park.

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Brisbane City Council its plans to turn the under-utilised space into a playground and park that will also connect to a 150-hectare site with walking trails.

The park and playground will feature an adventure play space, water play area and a hub for young people equipped with a basketball court. It will also have an event lawn, bush foods garden, a native plant nursery, amphitheatre, and premises for the Oxley Creek Catchment Association.

The Archerfield Wetlands District Park will be part of the big plans for Oxley Creek, which will be done over the next 20 years. It’s the second of the series of projects for the corridor, with the first one, Warrill Parkland already complete.

Nigel Chamier, chair of Oxley Creek Transformation Pty Ltd, said the restoration and transformational action will see the former industrial site and surrounding remnant pastoral land become a major new recreation, education and environmental parkland for the region.

“Whether it’s kayaking down the creek, enjoying a coffee at The Atrium, strolling along the boardwalk, shooting hoops at the youth hub or exploring the adventure play space, there will be something for everyone at the parklands,” said Mr Chamier.

“Once a site for wastewater treatment and a meat works factory, Archerfield Wetlands is now being given back to nature for the community to enjoy.”

Historically, Oxley Creek has always been considered as the most polluted and degraded catchment creek in Brisbane’s wider creek network. 

Hence, the Oxley Creek Transformation master plan was established to guide the vision for the creek corridor, including reducing the impacts of industry and development on the creek and its surrounds, growing a rich network of green spaces, and transforming the  Oxley Creek corridor into a vast multi-use parkland.

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Archerfield Wetlands District Park is anticipated to open in early 2024.

Published 7-February-2023