BNE Local and Liveable – Ellen Grove
To kick-start BNE Local and Liveable projects, Brisbane City Council's focus is to test activation ideas at the Ellen Grove shopping centre. After an initial eight-week installation period, community feedback and a site evaluation will help to determine what happens to the projects' activation elements.
To identify potential activation ideas and help shape the development of an initial site plan, Council undertook a site assessment to understand opportunities and constraints, and consulted with local residents, community groups and businesses. Council also considered previous ideas co-designed through community development and university students in 2018.
In this first season of BNE Local and Liveable, Council is testing a variety of pre-designed streetscape elements. For the Ellen Grove project an additional dimension is being added with a welcoming mural and activation of the space.
About the project area
The project area is focused on the corner of Waterford Road and Bluebird Avenue. This location will help to provide a welcoming entry to the village centre and a pleasant drop-off/pick-up experience for the school across the road.
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Site evaluation and research. Completed early 2021.
Prepare project elements for testing
Sourcing and design of activation ideas. Completed April to May 2021.
Ellen Grove project installation
Staged installation of initial activation ideas. Completed June 2021.
Community feedback - Current stage
Community use and feedback from early June to August 2021.
Project evaluation and next steps
Evaluate community feedback with site evaluation info to inform next steps in September 2021.