Oxley Creek Transformation
The Oxley Creek Transformation project will transform Oxley Creek into a world-class, green lifestyle and leisure destination. Brisbane City Council has committed $100 million over 20 years for the transformation.
The project is being delivered on behalf of Council by Brisbane Sustainability Agency, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Council.
About Oxley Creek
Oxley Creek is one of the Brisbane River’s major tributaries. Beginning in the mountain ranges of the Scenic Rim, it joins the Brisbane River approximately 70 kilometres downstream at Tennyson. Oxley Creek is 270 square kilometres and is 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 builds on the achievements of the Lord Mayor’s Oxley Creek Catchment Taskforce, past works delivered through Habitat Brisbane, Community Conservation Partnership programs, and other community-led projects.
About Oxley Creek Transformation
The transformation project was established by Council in 2017 to guide the vision for the creek corridor, delivering a range of environmental, social and economic benefits to the community.
The vision includes:
- reducing the impacts of industry and development on the creek and its surrounds
- embedding flood resilience into the corridor
- growing a 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.
Achieving the Lord Mayor's vision for the Oxley Creek corridor will take the combined efforts of government, the private sector and the community.
The Master Plan
The Oxley Creek Transformation Master Plan was developed in consultation with key local stakeholder groups and provides the strategic context of the corridor, suggests ideas for the future parkland and establishes a framework for future plans to revitalise the Oxley Creek corridor.
The Master Plan guides future initiatives and investment to create a green lifestyle and leisure destination and demonstrates Council’s dedication to a clean and green lifestyle.
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
- a nature-based adventure parkland at Larapinta
- progressive improvements to habitats, vegetation, waterway stability and water quality
- innovative partnerships and collaborations to contribute to delivering the vision for the corridor.
The first stage of the nature-based adventure parkland at 1059 Paradise Road, Larapinta was completed in 2020 and is now open.
For more information, view the Warril Parkland - Larapinta page.
The Archerfield Wetlands Precinct Plan was released in 2019 following extensive community consultation. It establishes the vision, priority actions and improvements to transform 150 hectares of underutilised green space.
The plan's signature project, a district-scale parkland at the old Inala wastewater treatment plant, will offer a range of facilities for the community to connect with nature and each other, including a large adventure playspace with an exciting water play area, youth hub, basketball court, event and activity lawn and a catchment centre focused on environmental rehabilitation of the Oxley Creek catchment. The $22 million parkland is scheduled to open in 2023.
The Archerfield Wetlands Discovery Trail, also identified in the precinct plan was completed in mid-2022 and is now open. The nearly three-kilometre trail provides access through the 150-hetare site, inviting exploration of the wetland and creekside landscapes.
For more information, view the Archerfield Wetlands Parkland page.
Graceville Riverside Parklands
Planning is underway for improvements to the Graceville Riverside Parklands located at Graceville Avenue and Nadine Street, Graceville.
Situated at the northern end of the Oxley Creek Transformation corridor, the parklands have 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.
Find out more information about Oxley Creek Transformation by visiting the Oxley Creek Transformation website.