Archerfield Wetlands Parkland
Archerfield Wetlands, a priority project identified in the Oxley Creek Transformation Master Plan, will become a major new recreation, education and environmental parkland.
Development approval has now been secured to commence the delivery of a $22 million world-class parkland at Archerfield Wetlands by 2023, turning the formal industrial site into a unique signature destination within the Oxley Creek corridor for all Brisbane residents and visitors.
Located in the heart of the 20-kilometre Oxley Creek corridor, south of the Ipswich Motorway and adjacent to Archerfield Airport, the 150-hectare Archerfield Wetlands site will not only cater to the needs of the local community, but will become a unique signature destination with the Oxley Creek corridor for all Brisbane residents and visitors.
Once an industrial precinct, a site for wastewater treatment and waste disposal, and a source of pollution for Oxley Creek, Archerfield Wetlands is being given back to nature and rehabilitated into an environmental asset and a recreational destination
Plans approved for Archerfield Wetlands include a multitude of new facilities for the community to connect with nature and each other, including a large adventure play space featuring an exciting water play area, a youth hub and basketball court, an event and activity lawn and a catchment centre focused on the environmental rehabilitation of the Oxley Creek catchment.
The Archerfield Wetlands Precinct Plan was released in 2019 following extensive community consultation and establishes the vision, priority actions and improvements to transform 150 hectares of underutilised green space into a one-of-a-kind asset for Brisbane.
Archerfield Wetlands will be host to a multitude of new facilities for the community to connect with nature and each other, including:
- A network of boardwalks and walking trails that link with The Greenway.
- Community, educational and commercial hub.
- Large adventure play space and multi-use games court.
- Event lawn and informal amphitheatre.
- A canoe and kayak destination along the creek.
- Facilities for the Oxley Creek Catchment Association.
- Public artworks, bird hides and lookouts.
- Elevated outlooks with views across the wetlands.
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Community and Stakeholder Feedback
The Archerfield Wetlands Precinct Plan was developed in consultation with the local community and key stakeholder groups and publicly released on 17 June 2019 for a four-week community engagement program until 15 July 2019.
More than 150 feedback responses were received that reflected a 90.3% level of agreement with the draft Precinct Plan. This feedback was considered in the process of finalising the Precinct Plan.
The community engagement summary report outlines the draft Precinct Plan engagement process and provides a summary of the feedback received. The report also provides information on the key changes that were made to the Precinct Plan in response to community feedback.
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Cattle are temporary residents in contained areas of Archerfield Wetlands to help with vegetation management while Oxley Creek Transformation undertake detailed planning for the site in conjunction with our technical consultants, key stakeholders and the community.
Oxley Creek Transformation will now progress with detailed planning for Stage 1 of the Precinct with construction of the first stage expected to commence in 2022.