Stones Corner Precinct - Hanlon Park Rejuvenation project

Brisbane City Council is pleased to advise that the majority of construction works stage three of the Hanlon Park Rejuvenation project are now complete. Toilet block and minor finalisation works are to be completed in mid-2022.

The Hanlon Park project is part of the Norman Creek 2012-2031 Master Plan and Council’s commitment to creating more to see and do in a clean and green Brisbane.

Summary

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 Transformation of Hanlon Park into an attractive and versatile public space to support the growing Stones Corner Precinct.
Latest update and plans

Stage three works are now complete, with the toilet block and minor finalisation works to be completed in mid-2022.

Logan Road underpass to allow continuous travel along the Norman Creek Bikeway now open.

About the project

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

The park has been 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.

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

Additionally, Council is pleased to announce the inclusion of a public toilet block within Hanlon Park. The site of the toilet block is located on the Junction Street side of Hanlon Park, between Myrtle and Oxford Streets, opposite the nature-themed play area.

Project benefits

The Stones Corner Precinct - Hanlon Park Rejuvenation project:

  • 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 2018, including a co-design workshop, online survey and extensive technical investigations.

Latest project news

The Logan Road underpass is now open, see below for details on the benefits.

Construction of the toilet block at Hanlon Park commenced in early March 2022 and is anticipated to be completed by mid-2022, weather and site conditions permitting.

The toilet block will be located on the Junction Street side of Hanlon Park, between Myrtle and Oxford Streets, opposite the nature-themed play area located on the Lincoln Street side of the park.

Construction impacts 

Construction on the toilet block and minor finalisation works are from Monday to Saturday between 6.30am and 6.30pm. 

Some areas will be temporarily fenced off for safety reasons while construction works take place. Council will ensure appropriate signage and traffic control measures are in place to safely direct park users around the works.

This table reflects stages and timings for Hanlon Park project main works
Stage Start Finish
Stages 1a and 1b Mid-September 2020 May 2021
Stages 2a and 2b January 2021 October 2021
Stages 3a and 3b April 2021 May 2022
Toilet Block March 2022 Mid 2022

Every effort will be made to minimise environmental impacts and disruption to the local community during construction. Council is committed to keeping the community informed of construction in the area and will provide advance notification for any major impacts and out-of-hours activities. 

Thank you in advance for your patience while we undertake these important improvements at Hanlon Park.

Community feedback 

Community feedback throughout the project has been overwhelmingly supportive.

We would like to thank the community for taking the time to provide their feedback throughout the design and delivery of the Hanlon Park project.

You can find a summary of community feedback on the concept planning stage for Hanlon Park on Council’s Your City Your Say website.

Other project works

Logan Road underpass

Council has constructed an underpass at Logan Road in Stones Corner as part of this project – similar to the access under Cornwall, Juliette and Ridge streets. It provides alternative access under Logan Road to link with Gladys Street. The underpass allows continuous travel along the Norman Creek Bikeway without the need to cross a road from Tarragindi to Woolloongabba.

Due to the tidal nature of Norman Creek in Stones Corner, it is not feasible to make this an all-weather access.

The Hanlon Park underpass project is proudly supported by the Queensland Government's Cycle Network Local Government Grants Program.

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, the area will be returned to public space.

For more information about the Brisbane Metro project you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 692 333 during business hours
  • email metro@brisbane.qld.gov.au
  • 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 project team
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated: 1 June 2022

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