Witton Barracks Park project
The Witton Barracks Park project at Lambert Road in Indooroopilly is being undertaken in stages. Upon completion, the project will establish the site for parkland and community use whilst preserving a corridor for the provision of future road infrastructure.
Brisbane City Council is opening the opportunity for the public to have their say on the Witton Barracks Park design.
|Address||Witton Barracks, 9 Lambert Road, Indooroopilly|
|Ward||Walter Taylor Ward|
Project outcomes include to establish:
Seeking feedback on park design.
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About the project
The Witton Barracks Park project is being delivered in stages. The first stage was completed in late 2016 and involved site investigations and priority remediation works to secure the buildings within the former military site and prevent them falling into disrepair.
While planning for the next stages of the Witton Barracks Park project is underway, Council has provided an interim green open space on the site for community access. This involved establishing approximately 5000m² at the front of the Witton Barracks site, bordering Lambert Road, as green open space for enjoyment by the community.
Council is currently seeking feedback to finalise the Strategic Development Masterplan Report which will guide the future works to activate the site for community and parkland. During this time Council will continue to undertake priority maintenance works on the buildings.
All feedback will be considered during the design phase, which is currently underway. The comments and suggestions that people provide through this consultation process will help Council refine the overall concept design for the Witton Barracks site and help Council provide park facilities that meet the community’s needs. There will be other opportunities in the future to have your say on the Witton Barracks site.
Your feedback is important and will help us deliver a park that meets the needs of the community.
- Witton Barracks Strategic Development Masterplan Report (PDF - 12Mb)
- Witton Barracks Strategic Development Masterplan Report (Word - 28.52Mb).
Have your say
If you would like to provide comments, fill in the Witton Barracks Park community survey.
For more information Council is hosting the following community information and feedback session:
|Saturday 15 July||9.30-11.30am||Witton Barracks site, 9 Lambert Road, Indooroopilly|
How your feedback will be considered
Council is committed to incorporating community feedback and suggestions about the park design where possible. However, a broad range of factors must be considered as part of the design process, including:
- long-term maintenance requirements
- heritage listed building constraints
- compliance with all relevant legislation, policies, principles and standards
- budget and site constraints.
All community feedback will be considered and will be incorporated into the plan where possible.
The comments and suggestions that people provide through this consultation process will help Council refine the overall concept design for the Witton Barracks site and help Council provide park facilities that meet your needs.
It is intended that the various elements of the overall concept design will be delivered in stages over a timeframe of up to twenty years, starting with the provision of park facilities and embellishments in the open space precinct.
Following the end of the consultation period, the overall concept design for the Witton Barracks site will be revised in light of the comments received and a more detailed concept design will be prepared for the open space precinct by the end of 2017.
It is anticipated that further consultation will be undertaken in the future regarding the preservation and proposed use of the barracks buildings by the community and for proposed embellishments in the Lambert Road precinct. It is likely that the overall concept design may need to be further refined at this stage.
The barracks buildings are an important part of Brisbane’s heritage and are listed on the State Heritage Register. Any proposed uses of the barracks buildings will need to be guided by suitably qualified professional heritage architects and subject to detailed assessment under the appropriate legislation. This means that a firm timeframe for the use of the barracks buildings by the community cannot be given at this stage, although it is estimated that this process may take up to five years.
A timeframe for embellishing the Lambert Road precinct has not been set.
Register for updates
To stay informed about Witton Barracks Park and receive regular email updates, including on future consultation, you can register your interest.
If you would like to ask questions or find out more about the Witton Barracks Park project you can:
- phone the project team on 1800 884 681
- phone Council on 07 3403 8888
- email firstname.lastname@example.org
- write to:
Witton Barracks Park project team
Brisbane City Council
GPO Box 1434
Brisbane Qld 4001.