Stones Corner Precinct - Hanlon Park project | Brisbane City Council

Stones Corner Precinct - Hanlon Park project

Brisbane City Council has finalised the concept plan for Hanlon Park following community engagement in late 2018. 

The Hanlon Park project is part of Council’s commitment to creating more to see and do in a clean and green Brisbane.

Summary

Address Hanlon Park, between Cornwall Street and O’Keefe Street, Stones Corner
Ward Coorparoo
Project outcomes Transform Hanlon Park into an attractive and versatile public space to support the growing Stones Corner Precinct.
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Council has finalised the concept plan for Hanlon Park following community engagement. 

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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 2012-31 Master Plan.

The park will be 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. 

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 concept plan was developed through community consultation in early 2018, including a co-design workshop and online survey, as well as extensive technical investigations and community feedback in late 2018. The concept plan for Hanlon Park is subject to detailed design and further investigations.

Community feedback 

Community feedback received on the draft concept plan was overwhelmingly supportive. Council received several suggestions that will be considered during detailed design, including: 

  • relaxed, quiet park facilities at the corner of Junction and Myrtle streets, including seating and shade
  • a vegetation buffer between the Stones Corner Community Kindergarten and new park facilities
  • consideration of the angle of the pathway connection at the new creek crossing between Oxford and Fern streets
  • play elements for children aged 0-12 in the nature-themed play space
  • increased shade cover to include native vegetation.

We would like to thank the community for taking the time to provide their feedback on the Hanlon Park project.

You can find a summary of community feedback on the draft concept plan for Hanlon Park on Council’s YourCityYourSay page.

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. 

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

Key findings from this community engagement about Hanlon Park included:

  • 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 the precinct designs have flooding and low flow in mind.

Key design themes

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 areas will be balanced by formalising spaces. As an example, the education trail on the eastern side of the park and the 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. This will help cool the city, providing resilience for periods of flood and drought.
Community identity and urban structure Council could incorporate potential future opportunities such as informal meeting/event into the park. This could 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.

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.

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Project timing

Early 2018
Council collected community ideas 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

Community feedback analysed and finalised. Detailed design begins.

Late 2019 More information about detailed design.
2020 Construction expected to commence, pending appointment of contractor.

Council anticipates that construction will commence in 2020. More information will be provided to the community after the appointment of a contractor to deliver this revitalisation project. 

More information

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

27 March 2019