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.

Established in 2017 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brisbane City Council, Oxley Creek Transformation Pty Ltd will plan the corridor for the future, collaborate with partners, promote integrated action and create the foundational elements of the future parkland. 

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

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, but 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.

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 will guide future initiatives and investment to create Brisbane’s latest recreational asset 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 a new Nature-based Adventure Parkland in Larapinta
  • a world-renowned birdwatching destination at Oxley Creek Common
  • a regional parkland and interpretive centre at Archerfield Wetlands
  • progressive improvements to habitats, vegetation, waterway stability and water quality
  • developing income streams to fund ongoing improvements and maintenance for the future parkland.

View the Master Plan.

More information

Oxley Creek Transformation will deliver a range of environmental, social and economic benefits for the local community and the city as a whole.

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
  • collaborating with business, industry, government and the community.

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

Last updated:9 May 2019