First look at plan to transform Oxley Creek green corridor

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has today unveiled the draft Master Plan for the Oxley Creek Transformation project, which will restore a 20 kilometre run-down, industrialised creek corridor into a world class environmental leisure precinct.

Cr Quirk said the Master Plan was the first step in a 20-year plan to revitalise the Oxley Creek corridor into a 1000-hectare world class green, lifestyle and leisure destination.

“The transformation and restoration of Oxley Creek into the city’s largest parkland will create more ways for Brisbane residents to see and experience our great outdoors and is part of our commitment to delivering more great leisure and tourism opportunities,” Cr Quirk said.

“Once complete, the Oxley Creek corridor will not only be reimagined as an urban playground and wildlife sanctuary, showcasing Brisbane’s natural environment and relaxed sub-tropical lifestyle, but it will help preserve an important green-corridor for future generations.

“Some of the great experiences on offer will include horse-riding, boating and canoeing, walking and cycling, birdwatching, as well as the potential for new sporting facilities such as an equestrian centre, cycling criterium and bicycle motocross track.

“This future Oxley Creek parkland will extend from the Brisbane River at Tennyson to Larapinta, passing through the suburbs of Graceville, Sherwood, Rocklea, Corinda, Oxley, Archerfield, Willawong, Acacia Ridge, Pallara and Heathwood, ending at Council’s boundary.”

Cr Quirk said the master plan would be delivered by the Oxley Creek Transformation Pty Ltd, which was inviting public feedback on the draft plan.

The Oxley Creek Transformation Chairman Nigel Chamier AM said the project would aim to establish strong partnerships and engage with the community during the master planning process and through the implementation and delivery of the Master Plan.

“Local community and stakeholder representatives have played an important role in shaping the development of this draft Master Plan, and we’re welcoming the communities input and feedback on the draft Master Plan through a four-week stakeholder and community engagement program,” Mr Chamier said.

“The draft Master Plan is a contemporary and innovative blueprint for the future of the Oxley Creek corridor and the engagement program offers the community with the opportunity to shape Brisbane’s newest citywide destination.”

The community is invited to provide feedback on the draft plan before 27 May, with the final master plan expected to be released in late-2018.

For more information or to download a copy of the Oxley Creek Transformation Master Plan, visit www.oxleycreek.com.au or call the Oxley Creek Transformation team on 1800 069 539.