Oxley Creek Transformation - Archerfield Wetlands and old Inala Wastewater treatment plant tanks

Master Plan FAQs

View Frequently Asked Questions about the Oxley Creek Transformation Master Plan.

Can I view the results of the feedback received from the draft Master Plan community engagement process?

The draft Master Plan community feedback period closed on 27 May 2018.

The community engagement and feedback summary report outlines the draft Master Plan engagement process and provides detail on the community feedback received. The report also provides information on the key changes made to the Master Plan in response to community feedback.

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When will work commence on the Master Plan Priority Projects?

With the master planning process complete, the six Priority Projects suggested in the Master Plan are now being considered in further detail to determine the timing of their implementation and delivery.

These Priority Projects will require further planning, technical studies, consultation and design in order to be realised.

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How will Oxley Creek Transformation consider flooding impacts within the corridor?

Strategies within the Master Plan acknowledge the need to consider flood resilient design, flood preparedness and planning for recovery when considering the provision of infrastructure.

These strategies acknowledge that flooding will continue to be a common occurrence within the Oxley Creek corridor, setting out a series of actions and intents to plan for this eventuality.

How will Oxley Creek Transformation balance the economic and environmental outcomes?

Converting the corridor from a collection of grassy paddocks, quiet playgrounds, unkept green spaces, pocket parks, open wetlands and a string of former industrial sites into a vast multi-use parkland requires significant funding, as well as ongoing maintenance and management funds. While Brisbane City Council has made a considerable investment in a strong parkland framework for Oxley Creek, additional funding streams will be required to grow and maintain the future parkland.

Oxley Creek Transformation will consider commercial outcomes within the parkland that are sensitive to the natural setting and complement existing land uses, with a focus on ecotourism, casual food experiences and education. Up to five percent of the Oxley Creek Transformation parkland will be considered for commercial activities.

Further information on how Oxley Creek Transformation plans to generate revenue to fund the parkland can be found in the Master Plan.

How is this project associated with the Oxley Creek to Karawatha (OC2K) Outdoor Recreation Concept Plan?

Brisbane City Council's Oxley Creek to Karawatha Outdoor Recreation Concept Plan was released in June 2018. This Plan aims to create outdoor recreation spaces and recreation opportunities for the community to enjoy, within a series of connected nature reserves between Oxley Creek and Karawatha Forest Park.

Public consultation on the draft Oxley Creek to Karawatha Outdoor Recreation Concept Plan was undertaken in late 2017.

Two of the nature reserves within the Recreation Concept Plan, Sergeant Dan Stiller Memorial Reserve (south east section) and Glider Forest, are also located within the Oxley Creek Transformation study area.

Oxley Creek Transformation has incorporated the ideas suggested in the Oxley Creek to Karawatha Recreation Concept Plan for these two nature reserves, and will continue to develop them into an outcome that aligns with both the Oxley Creek Transformation vision and Council's Recreation Concept Plan.

Find out more about the Oxley Creek to Karawatha Outdoor Recreation Concept Plan.

How much has Brisbane City Council committed to the transformation of Oxley Creek?

Brisbane City Council made a considerable commitment of $100 million over 20 years to fund the transformation of Oxley Creek. The annual budget equates to approximately $5 million per year.

Outcomes within the project may also be delivered and funded through methods such as public/private partnerships and infrastructure agreement funding for drainage and creek access.

How will Oxley Creek Transformation continue to involve local volunteer groups and the community to implement the projects and ideas in the Master Plan?

Oxley Creek Transformation is committed to continuing stakeholder and community engagement activities in delivering the six Priority Projects and realising other strategic ideas suggested in the Master Plan.

Where appropriate, stakeholder and community engagement activities will continue to be undertaken to ensure the community and stakeholders are informed, consulted, and have the opportunity to provide feedback and local knowledge on a range of future projects.

Will Oxley Creek Transformation contribute to improvements to water quality within the creek corridor?

Oxley Creek Transformation will explore outcomes to improve water quality in a number of ways. This includes:

  • encouraging stewardship of the creek and its surrounds through education and collaboration with industry, business, government and residents
  • using parkland projects as catalysts for improvements to existing vegetation, bank stabilisation, water quality and contamination remediation
  • working together with Brisbane City Council and local environmental groups to repair and remediate key areas of creek bank erosion.

It is important to note that the Master Plan suggests only secondary forms of contact with the creek such as canoeing and kayaking. Primary forms of contact, such as swimming, are not proposed.

What reports and technical studies were used to inform the development of the Master Plan?

The Master Plan was largely informed by a compilation of existing reports and technical studies, including a number of publicly available documents, along with consultation with a range of key stakeholders, specialists and Brisbane City Council.

Studies and research used to inform the development of the Master Plan were of a high level nature, further reports and technical studies will need to be undertaken to inform specific projects in the future. Where suitable, information will be considered for public release when it is of community benefit, particularly in relation to the Strategic Corridor Restoration Plan, provided that Oxley Creek Transformation Pty Ltd own the information and there is no risk of unintended consequences as a result of the release of the information.

Download the publicly available documents that helped develop the Master Plan: 

What are the six Priority Projects outlined in the Master Plan?

The Priority Projects identified in the Master Plan include:

  • The Greenway - a 20-kilometre recreation trail from the Brisbane River at Tennyson to the Nature-based Adventure Parkland in Larapinta
  • Oxley Creek Common Bird Sanctuary - a world-renowned birdwatching destination at Oxley Creek Common
  • Archerfield Wetlands Parkland and Interpretive Centre - a regional parkland and interpretive centre at Archerfield Wetlands
  • Sustainable Corridor Restoration Plan - progressively improving habitats, vegetation, waterway stability and water quality
  • Sustainable Economic Development Strategy - developing income streams to fund ongoing parkland improvements and maintenance
  • Nature-based Adventure Parkland - creating a new parkland in Larapinta with nature-based play areas, picnic facilities, boardwalks, trails and more.


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