Walton Bridge Reserve upgrade - The Gap | Brisbane City Council

Walton Bridge Reserve upgrade - The Gap

Brisbane City Council is pleased to advise that construction of the Walton Bridge Reserve upgrade - stage 2 at The Gap is well underway and is expected to finish in late 2018, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Summary

Address 25 Glen Affric Street, The Gap
Ward The Gap
Project outcomes Upgrade of the park
Latest update

Stage 2 in construction

Download a copy of the stage 2 project plan:

About the project

Stage 2 of the Walton Bridge Reserve upgrade project aims to improve the usability and accessibility of the reserve for the local community. This project is part of Council’s commitment to ensure Brisbane remains a liveable and sustainable city for our children, and for future generations.

Works for stage 2 involved:

  • relocating the 'Remembrance Place' plaque at the corner of Jevons Street and Waterworks Road to the remembrance precinct
  • formalising access to the precinct with accessible footpaths from Glen Affric Street
  • creating a new pedestrian entrance gate along Waterworks Road
  • relocating community artwork pillars to the corner of Jevons Street and Waterworks Road
  • installation of informal amphitheatre seating
  • defining the remembrance precinct by planting new shade trees, garden beds and landscaping.

The Walton Bridge Reserve upgrade project is part of the Lord Mayor’s election commitment to be delivered between 2016 and 2020.

Project update

The majority of the reserve is now open for the community to enjoy, including the relocated 'Remembrance Place' plaque and amphitheatre seating. 

Works are continuing near the corner of Jevons Street and Waterworks Road on the 'Pillars of the Community' artwork and to finalise the landscaping.

As part of these works, Council has engaged the original artist, Catriona Holland, to refresh the 'Pillars of the Community' artwork.

This will include:

  • casting replacement pillars in concrete to extend the life of the artwork
  • transferring the plaques on the existing pillars to the new pillars, to maintain the connection and history of the original work
  • adding new plaques to expand on the themes captured in each pillar
  • adding new design elements to enhance the pillars.   

These works are expected to be finished in late 2018, weather and construction conditions permitting. Please be mindful of ongoing works when using the remainder of the reserve.

Project timing

Construction for stage 2 is expected to be completed in late 2018, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Works will be undertaken from Monday to Saturday between 7am and 5pm.

Impacts during construction

For the safety of reserve visitors, the construction area will be closed for the duration of the works. Alternative park facilities can be accessed in other sections of Walton Bridge Reserve.

Where necessary, traffic controllers will be onsite to assist motorists around the worksite.

Throughout construction, the local community may experience construction noise and dust, and motorists may experience some delays as vehicles and machinery enter and exit the site. Council will make every effort to minimise disruption to the local community during construction.

Where possible, Council will limit the amount of vegetation removal and trimming for this project. Any vegetation removed as a part of these works will be offset in accordance with Council’s offset planting policy.

We apologise for any inconvenience these works may cause and appreciate your patience while we complete this important upgrade.

Stage 1

Construction of stage 1 of the Walton Bridge Reserve upgrade project was completed in December 2017.

The upgrade extended the play area with a new all-abilities playground, improved picnic areas and a new toilet facility, as well as additional shade trees and landscaping.

Works for stage 1 of the Walton Bridge Reserve upgrade involved:

  • updating and extending the play area with a new all-abilities playground
  • construction of new picnic shelters and amenities building
  • resurfacing of the car park areas
  • re-installation of wayfinding signage
  • installation of lighting along Enoggera Creek Bikeway
  • planting of new shade trees, garden beds and landscaping
  • minor refurbishment of the existing Lions Club shelter.

The upgrade was designed to meet the needs of the growing community while retaining the existing look and feel of Walton Bridge Reserve, including the community mural from the existing toilet block, which has been maintained as a wrap around the new amenities building.

More information

If you would like to find out more about the Walton Bridge Reserve upgrade - stage 2 project, you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 669 416 during business hours
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 after hours
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    Walton Bridge Reserve upgrade
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
24 October 2018