BNE Local and Liveable – Ellen Grove
To kick-start BNE Local and Liveable projects, Brisbane City Council tested activation ideas at the Ellen Grove shopping centre. To identify potential activation ideas and help shape the development of an initial site plan, Council undertook a site assessment and consulted with local residents, community groups and businesses to better understand the opportunities and constraints. Council also considered previous ideas co-designed through community development and university students in 2018.
Council tested a variety of pre-designed streetscape elements. For the Ellen Grove project an additional dimension was added with a welcoming mural and activation of the space.
An eight-week installation period, community feedback and a site evaluation helped to determine the future of the project site and the activation elements.
About the project area
The project focused on the corner of Waterford Road and Bluebird Avenue. This location provides 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 use and feedback. Completed in August 2021.
Project evaluation and next steps
Evaluate community feedback with site evaluation information to inform next steps. Completed in September 2021.
Site Transition – current stage
Site elements were considered successful and are to remain on site for an extended period.