Stones Corner Precinct - Hanlon Park project | Brisbane City Council

Stones Corner Precinct - Hanlon Park project

Brisbane City Council has released the draft concept plan for the upgrade of Hanlon Park, between Cornwall Street and O’Keefe Street in Greenslopes.

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Address Hanlon Park, 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

Draft concept plan released. Community engagement for the draft concept plan is now complete.

You can view the draft concept plan by downloading the:

About the project

Hanlon Park is a large, open green space in the heart of Stones Corner that is being revitalised as a priority precinct of the Norman Creek 2012-2031 Master Plan. The Master Plan guides key initiatives to revitalise one of the city’s most urbanised catchments.

The park will be transformed into an attractive and versatile public space to support the growing Stones Corner Precinct – creating a vibrant urban oasis with more to see and do, including walking, playing or relaxing and learning about our unique ecology.

This draft concept plan has been developed through consultation and feedback from the local community, as well as extensive technical investigations.

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 draft concept plan for Hanlon Park is subject to detailed design and further investigations following community feedback.

Key design themes

Community feedback received in early 2018, including a community co-design workshop, was key in developing the Hanlon Park draft concept design. Feedback from the Eastern Corridor Neighbourhood Plan, Norman Creek 2012-2031 Master Plan and Hanlon Park Community Reference Group was also used.

Key design themes
Flood management and topography

Finding a balance between converting the concrete waterway to a more natural state and ensuring a non-worsening effect on flooding, both locally and within the wider catchment.

To support this, the park design included extensive technical investigations. This included careful consideration of the location, width and depth of the waterway, surrounding vegetation and park facilities.

Water and ecology The park design proposed features that support water quality improvement and provide habitat for rich biodiversity areas, including water-resilient vegetation and a small wetland.
Access and leisure Recreational spaces will be balanced by formalising spaces such as the education trail on the eastern side of the park and keeping informal open spaces on the western side. Walking and cycling will be supported by new and upgraded accessible pathways.
Growth and change Hanlon Park will play an increasingly important role in revitalising the growing Stones Corner Precinct. The proposed design includes features such as increased shade trees and a naturalised waterway that will help cool the city, providing resilience for periods of flood and drought.
Community identity and urban structure Potential future opportunities such as informal meeting/event spaces could be incorporated into the park to enhance the Stones Corner identity and contribute to the area’s economic and social features.
Social and cultural significance The proposed educational features, nature-themed play and wayfinding signage will aid in promoting a strong sense of community in the growing Stones Corner Precinct.

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:

Community engagement

Community engagement for the Stones Corner Precinct – Hanlon Park draft concept plan is now closed. Council is collating and analysing feedback received from the community to finalise the concept plan.

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 an online survey, quick poll and sharing photos. Council also hosted a community co-design workshop with local residents where three park concept sketches were created.

Key findings from this community engagement about Hanlon Park include:

  • 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 it is designed with flooding and low flow in mind.

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

Project timing

Early 2018 Community ideas were collected to help shape the development of the draft concept plan.
Early to late 2018 Analysis of community ideas, technical investigations and concept plan development.
19 November to 14 December 2018 Release of draft concept plan and community engagement period.
Early 2019

Council will finalise the concept plan and share this with the community.

Following this, detailed design will commence.

The timing of construction works for this project will depend on rainfall levels during the construction period. Council will update the community on the timing of construction for this project after the concept plan is finalised, the detailed design is completed and a contractor has been appointed.

More information

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

18 December 2018