THINGS DONE WELL.
At the moment, there is much commentary on what’s happening in New Farm Park. Recently, public concern has been expressed on matters involving the re-development options of the Summerhouse Kiosk,( see below) and even the decision to embrace the rose gardens beds with a most unusual concrete kerb has attracted strong comment. It’s been suggested that the Park may just have lost a little of its treasured appeal, but recent NFP crowds have been enormous with glorious winter days providing the perfect foil for ever inquisitive Brisbane travellers. We know that the Local Authority is forever vigilant and committed to ensure that the Park remains in the most appealing condition, providing an amenity to ever growing and yet now discerning visitor groups. We look forward in particular, to the final outcome on the Summerhouse proposals.
As community discussion on future NFP Summerhouse Kiosk options grows in both coverage and intensity, the likely operating guidelines likely to be included in any future Plans have been circulated to prospective Tenderers. Most will recall the burning down of the beautiful and very popular Kiosk over a decade ago, with attempts and efforts to replace it since, being the subject of protracted and sometimes bitter developments. The preferred replacement model involves refurbishment of the existing Bus Terminal Building, at the end of Brunswick Street, with selective and very regulated operations spreading into the adjacent Park areas. These regulations are essentially the same conditions prevailing in the original Kiosk. The early initiative of temporary Coffee facilities near the Playground is now well established, to the relief and comfort of patrons.
Recent developments suggest that the Local Authority and other Parties are well advanced on conceptual ideas about the replacement of the Park’s fabled Kiosk. The impression above is the basis of the next stage of proceedings, with community consultation and general discussions now likely to play an important part in final outcomes Already there has been significant inputs from local residents enquiring as to the extent of the proposed operations of the new facility and how it may impact upon the overall amenity of that area of the Park.
All ongoing developments will be listed on this Site as soon as they become available. After a decade of absence, the new Summerhouse Kiosk and the delights that it will no doubt bring,are eagerly awaited.
NEW PARK ARRIVAL
NFP PLAYS HOST
We had a photographer stand in the middle of the Park and take a couple of shots to areas to the North, South, East & West of where he was standing.
Apart from the beautiful greenery such shots produce, it is clear that this area has undergone some very radical changes in recent times. The Park is flanked by some beautiful and stately homes, but increasingly, the form of construction of the New Farm buildings in which we choose to live, is changing. The skyline is different. Traffic flows are different. Our social habits are now different.
Still, it all adds to the ever increasing delights that New Farm continues to provide for, not only for its residents, but for all of the many, many visitors.
New Farm Park is a beautiful and diverse facility, ranking a very close No.2 in Brisbane, in a readers choice exercise carried out by the Council last year.
www.newfarmpark.com.au will continue to provide an update on many related matters via this page. We have forged important link with the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) and related Body Corporate experts, who will keep us all informed on the many issues confronting us as “dwellers” in general. Other related issues will be developed on matters specific to New Farm on our regular Site updates.