Stones Corner Precinct - Hanlon Park project

Brisbane City Council is pleased to advise early works for the Hanlon Park redevelopment project began in early March 2020. These works include the construction of a nature-themed play area, as well as site preparation, works for the wider project which is anticipated to commence construction from mid-2020.

As part of these site preparation works, Council is undertaking sewer investigation works in mid-June 2020. These works include geotechnical investigations and sewer survey works which involve potholing for sampling ground materials at key project sites within the main park and the area where the nature-themed play area is being constructed. The works require the use of high-pressure water blasting and vacuum excavation to check underground conditions and confirm the location of sewer infrastructure in the park.

Investigation works will generally take place from Monday to Friday between 6.30am and 6.30pm. Works are expected to start in the week commencing 15 June 2020 and be completed by late June 2020, weather and construction conditions permitting.

The Hanlon Park project is part of the Norman Creek 2012-2031 Master Plan and is part of Council’s commitment to creating more to see and do in a clean and green Brisbane. The park is being revitalised by removing the concrete drain and returning Norman Creek to a natural waterway through the park, while also transforming the area into an attractive and versatile public space that supports the growing Stones Corner Precinct.


This table provides summary information on the Hanlon Park redevelopment project including address, ward, project outcomes and latest update.
Address Hanlon Park, between Cornwall Street and O’Keefe Street, Stones Corner
Ward Coorparoo
Project outcomes Transform Hanlon Park into an attractive and versatile public space to support the growing Stones Corner Precinct.
Latest update

Early works for the Hanlon Park redevelopment project began in early March 2020.

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About the project

Hanlon Park is a large, open green space in the heart of Stones Corner that is being revitalised by removing the concrete drain and returning Norman Creek to a natural waterway through the park.

The park will be transformed into an attractive and versatile public space that supports the growing Stones Corner Precinct – creating a vibrant urban oasis with more to see and do.

The new nature-themed play area will be located off Lincoln Street, close to the Stones Corner Community Kindergarten. The area will provide natural play opportunities for ages 0-12 years, including sliding and climbing equipment, sand play and swings, as well as shelter and seating areas for the community.

Project benefits

The Stones Corner Precinct - Hanlon Park project will deliver a space that:

  • revitalises Norman Creek, which runs through the park
  • enhances the environment with more trees and natural spaces
  • increases recreational and social opportunities for residents and visitors
  • enhances connectivity and accessibility within the park and local area
  • boosts local economic vibrancy with a new place to relax and enjoy.

The concept plan was developed through community consultation in early 2018, including a co-design workshop and online survey, as well as extensive technical investigations and community feedback in late 2018. The concept plan for Hanlon Park is subject to detailed design and further investigations.

Community feedback 

Community feedback received on the draft concept plan was overwhelmingly supportive. Council received several suggestions that have been considered in the detailed design, including: 

  • relaxed, quiet park facilities at the corner of Junction and Myrtle streets, including seating and shade
  • a vegetation buffer between the Stones Corner Community Kindergarten and new park facilities
  • consideration of the angle of the pathway connection at the new creek crossing between Oxford and Fern streets
  • play elements for children aged 0-12 in the nature-themed play space
  • increased shade cover to include native vegetation.

We would like to thank the community for taking the time to provide their feedback on the Hanlon Park project.

You can find a summary of community feedback on the draft concept plan for Hanlon Park on Council’s YourCityYourSay page.

Previous community engagement

Council asked the community in early 2018 to provide their ideas and thoughts on what they would like to see and experience as part of the transformation of Hanlon Park and the surrounding precinct.

The community provided their feedback and ideas through a community co-design workshop and online survey, as well as extensive technical investigations. Council also hosted a community co-design workshop with local residents where three park concept sketches were created. 

The community’s ideas and thoughts collected during this community engagement period informed the development of the draft concept plan, alongside the three concept sketches and extensive technical investigations. 

Key findings from this community engagement about Hanlon Park included:

  • creating a naturalised creek system that enhances waterway health and the natural environment
  • the park should be a shady space incorporating large trees and solutions to cool the environment
  • the upgrade to Hanlon Park should support active transport for pedestrian and cyclists
  • Hanlon Park should be a vibrant liveable space that supports recreation, leisure, cultural and community activities, including space for picnics, play equipment, and tables
  • living with water so that the precinct designs have flooding and low flow in mind.

Early works

The early works will take place between 6.30am and 6.30pm, Monday to Friday. Council is committed to keeping the community informed of construction in the area and will provide advance notification of any out-of-hours activities.

Night works

As part of this early works stage, inspections of existing water and sewer infrastructure within Hanlon Park and adjacent roadways will occur. Trucks and equipment will be required to access Hanlon Park and adjacent streets. For the safety of workers, pedestrians and motorists, the works are required to be undertaken at night when traffic and pedestrian volumes are lowest.

Construction impacts

During the early works, residents in close proximity to the works may experience some noise, dust, low-level vibrations and construction vehicles. Every effort will be made to minimise disruption to the local community. Thank you in advance for your patience while we undertake these important improvements at Hanlon Park.

Council will be relocating three trees in the area to facilitate the works on the new nature-themed play area. Replanting will occur within the park area and all work will be carried out in accordance with the relevant environmental guidelines. Council will make every effort to minimise environmental impacts during construction.

Other project works

Logan Road underpass

Council will be constructing an underpass at Logan Road in Stones Corner as part of this project – similar to the access under Cornwall, Juliette and Ridge streets. This will provide alternative access under Logan Road to link with Gladys Street. Due to the tidal nature of Norman Creek in Stones Corner, it will not be feasible to make this an all-weather access.

Brisbane Metro

A small section of Hanlon Park will be used as a construction zone to facilitate nearby works at the Buranda Busway Station, as shown on the concept plan. Once the Metro work is completed, Council will consult with the community again on what they want this greenspace to contain.

For more information about the Brisbane Metro project you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 692 333 during business hours
  • email
  • visit Brisbane Metro.

More information

If you would like to find out more about the project, you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 669 416 during business hours
  • phone 07 3403 8888 outside of business hours
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    Hanlon Park Redevelopment project team
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated:17 June 2020