Lutwyche to Get a New Recreational Park

The Brisbane City Council, under its 2019-20 Budget, will deliver more parks for a greener Brisbane, and Lutwyche has been identified as one of the potential future park locations.

From the more than 600 hectares of urban parkland, Lord Mayor Schrinner said new parks will be created which proposed locations the Council has already identified, including Chalk Street in Lutwyche, Tryon Street in Upper Mt Gravatt, and Carl Street in Woolloongabba.

Among the proposed features of the new recreation park located on a land bordered by Chalk Street, Marita Street, and Wellington Street in Lutwyche include grass and paths, basic fencing or bollards, drinking fountains and bins, shade and seating, and a playground and picnic facilities.

On the other hand, construction on Milton Urban Common on the corner of Manning Street and Railway Terrace in Milton has already commenced in May 2019, adding to the over 2,000 parks already spread across Brisbane.

Like Milton Urban Common Lutwyche to get new Park
Milton Urban Common artist’s impression | Photo Credit: Brisbane City Council / Flickr

LM Schrinner announced that a budget of $1 million will be allocated to begin the community consultation and design for the Victoria Park Vision project which will transform the existing Victoria Park Golf Course into a world-class park that is twice the size of the City Botanic Gardens.

A budget of $5.5 million has also been set aside to fund the Oxley Creek Transformation Project which will see the 150-hectare Archerfield Wetlands converted into a parkland with new recreational facilities; community, educational, and commercial hub; picnicking facilities; and elevated walkways and outlooks.

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Existing Parks Upgrades

The Council will also upgrade 82 existing suburban parks which may include new playgrounds or park amenities like park furniture, gym equipment, or barbecues, Cr Schrinner said.

“Each park precinct is a crucial aspect of what makes Brisbane a great place to live work and relax and I’m committed to ensuring our city has recreational spaces to meet the needs of future generations.”

West End’s Davies Park improvement project will commence construction either in August or September 2019 and is expected to be completed by late 2019.

The Council has also allocated $1.7 million for the maintenance of lookouts including Mt Gravatt and Stephens Mountain.