Oxley Creek

world-class green corridor

Brisbane City Council has committed $100 million over 20 years to transform Oxley Creek, from its mouth at the Brisbane River to Larapinta, into a world-class green lifestyle and leisure destination.

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The Master Plan

The Oxley Creek Transformation Master Plan is a comprehensive long-term plan outlining the vision for the corridor and the goals, strategies, strategic ideas and priority projects which will guide the transformation of the corridor over the next 20 years.


The Master Plan explores lifestyle and leisure opportunities within the corridor, including sport and recreation facilities, nature-based tourism, cultural and heritage interpretation and walking and cycling trails, while supporting a clean, green and sustainable environment.

The Master Plan also explores opportunities to improve flood resilience and water quality, restore wildlife habitats, reuse stormwater and other measures that allow the natural environment to thrive.

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Thank you all for having your say on the draft Master Plan. Though the extensive engagement program undertaken in April to May 2018, the Master Plan received 89.5% level of support from the community.


We will continue to collaborate with businesses, industry, government and the local community to ensure that the ideas and projects from the Master Plan become a reality.

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A rich history

Oxley Creek is one of the major tributaries of the Brisbane River. It is Brisbane's longest creek and the only sand-based creek in the city.

Beginning in the forested mountain ranges of the Scenic Rim, south of Ipswich, it joins the Brisbane River approximately 70 kilometres downstream at Tennyson. Oxley Creek enjoys a natural drainage area of 270 square kilometres, spread across three local government areas, making it Brisbane’s largest creek catchment, but is also one of our most urbanised and polluted waterways.

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