Oxley Creek Transformation

Brisbane City Council has committed $100 million over 20 years to the Oxley Creek Transformation project which will revitalise Oxley Creek, from the Brisbane River at Tennyson to Larapinta, into a lifestyle and leisure destination, connecting new parkland precincts and green spaces to complement Brisbane's subtropical, outdoor lifestyle.

About Oxley Creek

Oxley Creek is one of the Brisbane River’s major tributaries.  Beginning in the forested mountain ranges of the Scenic Rim, south of Ipswich, it joins the Brisbane River approximately 70 kilometres downstream at Tennyson.  Oxley Creek has a natural drainage area of 270 square kilometres, spread across three local government areas, making it Brisbane’s largest creek catchment. It is also one of our most urbanised and polluted waterways.

The Oxley Creek Transformation project will build on the achievements of the Lord Mayor’s Oxley Creek Catchment Taskforce, as well as past on‐ground works delivered through Habitat Brisbane, Community Conservation Partnership programs, and many other projects and programs championed by both Council and community groups over the years.

About the project

Established in 2017 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brisbane City Council, Oxley Creek Transformation Pty Ltd will plan the future of Oxley Creek corridor, collaborate with partners, promote integrated action and create the foundational elements of the future parkland. The project will deliver a range of environmental, social and economic benefits for the local community and the city as a whole.

Achieving the Lord Mayor’s vision for the Oxley Creek corridor will take the combined efforts of government, the private sector and the community.

Oxley Creek Transformation is committed to:

  • reducing the impacts of industry and development on the creek and its surrounds
  • embedding flood resilience into the corridor
  • growing its rich network of green spaces
  • transforming the Oxley Creek corridor into a vast multi-use parkland
  • attracting investment to unlock economic potential, and
  • collaborating with business, industry, government and the community.

The Master Plan

The Oxley Creek Transformation Master Plan developed in consultation with key local stakeholder groups and, through an extensive consultation program, captures the enthusiasm and support from the community. 

The Master Plan provides an understanding of the strategic context of the corridor, suggests ideas for the future parkland and establishes a framework for future projects, plans and strategies to revitalise the Oxley Creek corridor.

The Master Plan informs future initiatives and investment to establish new leisure and recreation facilities, economic hubs, cultural heritage interpretation, environmental education and connections for people and wildlife.

The Master Plan guides future initiatives and investment to create a green lifestyle and leisure destination and demonstrates Brisbane City Council’s dedication to a clean and green lifestyle and enthusiasm for embracing emerging trends in city sustainability. 

Priority projects identified in the Master Plan include:

  • a 20-kilometre recreation trail from the Brisbane River to Warril Parkland in Larapinta
  • a world-renowned birdwatching destination at Oxley Creek Common
  • a regional parkland at Archerfield Wetlands
  • progressive improvements to habitats, vegetation, waterway stability and water quality
  • innovative partnerships and collaborations to contribute to delivering the vision for the corridor.

View the Master Plan.

Priority projects

Warril Parkland

Stage one of Warril Parkland (nature-based adventure parkland) at 1059 Paradise Road, Larapinta is now open. Read about Warril Parkland, including features, opening times, getting there and view a wayfinding map and photo gallery.

For information on the background to this priority project and future stages, visit the Oxley Creek Transformation website.

Archerfield Wetlands

Archerfield Wetlands, a priority project identified in the Oxley Creek Transformation Master Plan, will become a major new recreation, education and environmental parkland.

Once an industrial precinct, a site for wastewater treatment and waste disposal, and a source of pollution for Oxley Creek, Archerfield Wetlands is being rehabilitated into an environmental asset and a recreational destination.

The Archerfield Wetlands Precinct Plan was released in 2019, following community consultation on the draft plan. The precinct plan establishes the vision, priority actions and improvements to transform 150 hectares of underutilised green space into a one-of-a-kind asset.

Archerfield Wetlands will host a number of new community facilities to allow people to connect with nature and each other, including:

  • network of boardwalks and walking trails that link with The Greenway
  • community, education and commercial hub
  • large adventure play space and multi-use games court
  • event lawn and informal amphitheatre
  • facilities for the Oxley Creek Catchment Association
  • public artworks, bird hides and lookouts
  • elevated outlooks with views across the wetlands.

Learn more about Archerfield Wetlands.

Graceville Riverside Parklands

Oxley Creek Transformation is planning for parkland improvements associated with the Graceville Riverside Parkland located at Graceville Avenue and Nadine Street, Graceville.

Situated at the northern end of the Oxley Creek Transformation corridor, seven kilometres from the Brisbane Central Business District, and adjoining both Oxley Creek and the Brisbane River, the parkland has the potential to become:

  • a significant gateway entry into the 20-kilometre recreation and environment corridor
  • an exciting destination hub for the community and visitors for water-based activity and recreation.

Graceville Riverside Parklands is identified as a key strategic outcome of the Oxley Creek Transformation Master Plan.

Learn more about Graceville Riverside Parklands.

More information

Find out more information about Oxley Creek Transformation by visiting the Oxley Creek Transformation website.

Last updated: 17 December 2020