Victoria Park Master Plan unveiled.
A wetland, an adventure valley and tens of thousands of trees to create a giant 60 per cent canopy
will all be incorporated over the next decade into Brisbane’s biggest new park.
Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the release of the Victoria Park/Barrambin Master Plan meant
the transformation of the 64-hectare parkland would now shift from planning to the construction
“Brisbane is a destination renowned for being clean and green and our network of more than 2100
parks and bushland areas makes us incredibly unique,” he said.
“Victoria Park represents a unique opportunity to deliver a new destination for Brisbane that is
loved by residents and visitors alike.
“Restoring the natural landscape, wetlands and watering holes, massively increasing tree cover and
introducing nature-based play spaces, including a tree house, are all part of the exciting final plan.”
The Victoria Park / Barrambin Master Plan includes:
➢ 60 per cent canopy cover to create homes for wildlife and improve urban cooling
➢ Adventure Valley – including mountain bike track and a high ropes course
➢ The Tree House lookout and café
➢ Upgraded pedestrian and bikeway bridge
➢ Nature water play gully
➢ Water play area
➢ Reinstated water holes and wetlands
➢ Adventure playground
➢ Community sports precinct
➢ Community edible garden
Cr Schrinner said Council had worked closely with the community and traditional owners.
“While the feedback from residents was overwhelmingly positive, we have removed a number of proposals that were put forward in the draft,” he said.
“These include the multi-level carpark, visitor centre and some of the concrete plazas.
“Instead, the final plan creates an incredible urban forest that prioritises open space, adventure and discovery.”
The planned $141 million commitment to Victoria Park over the next four years is about 13 per cent of the overall investment in parks and natural areas, demonstrating the Schrinner Council’s
commitment to Brisbane’s suburbs.
The blueprint will be delivered in stages as Victoria Park will be the venue for the temporary equestrian cross country course and BMX freestyle during the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
“What Expo 88’ did for South Bank, the Brisbane 2032 Games can do for Victoria Park,” Cr Schrinner said.
“Those parts of the park that will host venues will be transformed after the Games, which is common sense.
“That doesn’t mean we’re not getting on with the job now.
“Almost every weekend, Victoria Park plays host to events and is visited by people keen to enjoy the open spaces.
“For parents, it’ll soon be time to pack the kid’s bikes as we will soon start work on the great new pump track near Herston Road before construction begins on the Spring Hill Common near Gregory Terrace.”