Brisbane City Council are proposing works within New Farm Park to improve visitor safety and accessibility to the precinct. The works are part of the Council’s commitment to enhancing and maintaining more than 2160 parks across the city.
The works will include:
- Reopening the original Brunswick Street park entrance, and the installation of bollards to replace the existing lock rail and improved lighting and signage.
- Works within a section of the internal ring road including:
– an upgrade to the existing dedicated pick-up/drop-off area
– two new pedestrian crossing points, including lighting for safety
– new angled car parks, including accessible disability parking bays; and
– path improvement works to improve accessibility and safety.
- Additional landscaping that complements the precinct’s heritage.
The Council advised there will be minimal changes to the New Farm Park ring road.
Work is expected to start in early September 2021 and be completed by December 2021, with construction between 6:30am and 6:30pm, Monday to Friday. Some works may be required at night, which cannot be completed during the day.
Park users, residents, and businesses near the works may expect low level construction noise, minor dust and increased vehicle movements within the park and surrounding streets. Work areas will be fenced during construction with the appropriate signage and traffic control measures, to ensure the safety of workers and visitors to the park.
For more information:
- Phone the project team on 1800 884 681
- Phone Council’s 24-hour Contact Centre on 07 3403 8888
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; or
- Visit https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/things-to-see-and-do/council-venues-and-precincts/parks/parks-by-suburb/new-farm-parks/new-farm-park-improvement-works