Draft vision for new park, Brisbane’s largest open space revealed

By on 23 January 2020

A “draft vision” has been revealed for Brisbane’s Victoria Park Golf Course being transformed into a major inner city green space that could equal New York’s Central Park.

5,400 ideas were submitted by the public which showed an overwhelming response for getting back to nature in creative ways.  The document includes 5 speculative designs by Conrad Garget, Urbis, Lat27, Place Design Group and Tract.  The park will be the largest public open space in Brisbane, more than double the size of the City Botanic Gardens.

“Much of the site will be re-vegetated with native species, while the original lagoons and waterways will be reinstated. It also respects the site’s significance to Aboriginal people and celebrates our rich cultural heritage”, Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner writes in the foreword to the draft vision.

A “Cultural Hub” and number of architectural projects will be based in the park.  The park will feature mountain biking trails, all-abilities high ropes course through the trees, kayaking on the lake, boardwalks and running trails.

A major element will be water, with plans for extensive wetlands and rockpool zone composed of interconnected watering holes.  It will also feature an urban farm and indigenous inspired treehouse with plenty of space for events and art.

Access the Victoria Park Draft Vision here.

The final Victoria Park Vision will be released later in 2020 with construction to begin 2021.

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