Brisbane City Council has committed $100 million over 20 years to transform Oxley Creek, from its mouth at the Brisbane River to Larapinta, into a world-class green lifestyle and leisure destination. Established in 2017, its role is to plan, develop and manage Brisbane’s newest recreational asset in partnership with government, businesses, industry and residents.
Oxley Creek Transformation is committed to:
The Oxley Creek Transformation Master Plan developed in consultation with key local stakeholder groups and, through an extensive consultation program, captures the enthusiasm and support from the community.
The Master Plan provides an understanding of the strategic context of the corridor, suggests ideas for the future parkland and establishes a framework for future projects, plans and strategies to revitalise the Oxley Creek corridor.
The Master Plan informs future initiatives and investment to establish new leisure and recreation facilities, economic hubs, cultural heritage interpretation, environmental education and connections for people and wildlife.
The Master Plan guides future initiatives and investment to create a green lifestyle and leisure destination and demonstrates Brisbane City Council’s dedication to a clean and green lifestyle and enthusiasm for embracing emerging trends in city sustainability.
Stage One of Warril Parkland in Larapinta now open
Launch of the Oxley Creek Junior Ranger Program
Planning for the delivery of Archerfield Wetlands commenced
Release of the Graceville Riverside Parklands draft Precinct Plan
Innovative partnerships established to deliver environmental and economic outcomes for the corridor.
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.
Construction of a nearly 3-kilometre Archerfield Wetlands Discovery Trail has commenced and is due to open in 2022.
The Discovery Trail will unlock access to the 150-hectare site, giving residents the opportunity to enjoy the diverse landscape and wetlands that the site has to offer.
Archerfield Wetlands is identified as a priority project in the Oxley Creek Transformation Master Plan, with plans for the site detailed further in the Archerfield Wetlands Precinct Plan. The Discovery Trail is integral to providing public access to the vast area of the site, and will allow the community to enjoy activities such as walking, cycling, nature appreciation and bird watching.
Works to deliver the Discovery Trail commenced in September 2021 and include:
Oxley Creek is one of the major tributaries of the Brisbane River. It is Brisbane’s longest creek and the only sand-based creek in the city.
Beginning in the forested mountain ranges of the Scenic Rim, south of Ipswich, it joins the Brisbane River approximately 70 kilometres downstream at Tennyson. Oxley Creek enjoys a natural drainage area of 270 square kilometres, spread across three local government areas, making it Brisbane’s largest creek catchment, but is also one of our most urbanised and polluted waterways.
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