BNE Local and Liveable – Park Road, Milton

To kick-start BNE Local and Liveable projects, our focus is to test activation ideas in the Park Road precinct mid-year in 2021.  

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 businesses near the project area on their ideas for the precinct.

Council tested a variety of pre-designed streetscape elements in the Park Road project. An additional dimension was added to support the night-time economy in the precinct with lighting in Adam Smiddy Park.

After an initial installation period, community feedback and a site evaluation the project was decommissioned. Single use elements were removed and reusable elements were relocated for future use.

About the project area

The project area was focused on Adam Smiddy Park on the corner of Park Road and Gordon Street. This location provided a benefit to the whole of precinct experience.

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Temporary activation ideas for Park Road, Milton BNE Local and Liveable project

The activation ideas tested in the project area were:

  1. Festoon lighting under the shade sail and up-lighting to five trees along the park edge.
  2. Outdoor lounges and market umbrellas.
  3. Planters with sub-tropical plants.
  4. A designer pop-up plaza on the corner of Park Rd and Gordon St, and coordinated bunting under the shade sail.
  5. Prototype wayfinding installation for the precinct.

Project timeline

Stage

Concept development

Site evaluation and research. Completed early 2021.

Stage

Prepare project elements for testing

Sourcing and design of activation ideas. Completed April to June 2021.

Stage

Milton project installation

Staged installation of initial activation ideas. Completed July 2021.

Stage

Community feedback - Current stage

Community use and feedback from July to August 2021.

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Project evaluation and next steps

Evaluate community feedback with site evaluation info to inform next steps in September 2021.

Last updated: 17 December 2021

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