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.
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.
Our focus is now on progressing our priority projects. These six projects will require further planning, technical studies, and consultation in order to be realised.
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.
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.