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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Have your say

Have your say on these temporary activation ideas by completing the online survey by 15 September 2021.

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Concept development

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.

Temporary activation ideas for Ellen Grove BNE Local and Liveable project

The activation ideas to be tested in the project area are:

  • shade sails and ‘twig’ seats
  • a ‘Welcome to Ellen Grove’ mural
  • games on the ground.

Photo gallery and interview with artist Deb Mostert

BNE Local and Liveable - Ellen Grove
Last updated: 3 September 2021