Graceville Riverside Parklands

Graceville Riverside Parklands

Oxley Creek Transformation is planning for parkland improvements associated with the Graceville Riverside Parkland (Parkland) located at Graceville Avenue and Nadine Street, Graceville.


Situated at the northern end of the Oxley Creek Transformation corridor, just seven kilometres from the CBD, and adjoining both Oxley Creek and the Brisbane River, the Parkland has the potential to become a significant gateway entry into the 20-kilometre recreation and environmental corridor as well as an exciting destination hub for community and visitors alike.

Background

The Tennyson/Graceville Parklands Precinct (Precinct) includes the parks and open green spaces along Oxley Creek, from the Brisbane River to the Tennyson Rail Line. Planning for new community facilities, activities, green corridor connectivity and access to active and recreational trails within this Precinct is a key strategic outcome of the Oxley Creek Transformation Master Plan.

Graceville Riverside Parklands, a key site within the Precinct, is set to become a key gateway entry into the 20-kilometre Oxley Creek corridor and a destination for water-based activity and recreation. We are excited to begin early consultation with key stakeholders and the community to generate ideas for the site.

Initial objectives for the Parkland include:

  • Improving visual and physical connections to the river and creek.
  • Upgrading the existing picnic and play facilities.
  • Improving the parkland’s vehicle entry and parking.
  • Acknowledging the possibility of flooding in the design and delivery of new Parkland infrastructure.
  • Maintaining and, where possible, supporting the enhancement of the existing local Club lease facilities.
  • Celebrating the mature trees located within the Parkland.
  • Supporting corridor-wide improvements to water quality, bank stability and riparian habitat.

Graceville Riverside Parklands Community Ideas Day

Oxley Creek Transformation is hosting a ‘Graceville Riverside Parklands Community Ideas Day’ to seek the local community’s thoughts on the existing parkland facilities as well as ideas for new facilities and activities.

Enjoy a family day out and have your say on the future of the Parklands with live music, a sausage sizzle, coffee and ice-cream vans, inflatable obstacle course, Zumba and Yoga classes, giant board games and demonstrations with local clubs.

Don't forget to bring your keep-cup and reusable water bottle, as well as your ideas for the future of the Parklands!

Event Details

When: Saturday, 30 November 2019

Time: 12pm-4pm

Where: Graceville Riverside Parklands (Simpsons Playground), 225 Graceville Avenue, Graceville

    Download the Graceville Riverside Parklands Community Ideas Flyer

    Survey

    If you cannot attend the Community Ideas Day we would still love to hear your ideas and feedback for the Parkland.

    Complete the online survey between Monday, 25 November 2019 to Friday, 20 December 2019 to have your say on the Preliminary Ideas for Graceville Riverside Parklands.

    Next Steps

    Following on from the Community Ideas Day, OCT will commence the development of a Tennyson/Graceville Parklands draft Precinct Plan in 2020.

    Key Timelines

     

    • September 2019 - November 2019

      Key Stakeholder consultation.

    • November 2019 - December 2019

      Community Ideas Day and community consultation.

    • Early to mid-2020

      Development of Tennyson/Graceville Parklands draft Precinct Plan.

    • Mid 2020

      Tennyson/Graceville Parklands draft Precinct Plan online consultation.

    • Late 2020

      Finalisation of Tennyson/Graceville Parklands Precinct Plan.

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