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. After an initial 8-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 businesses near the project area on their ideas for the precinct.

In this first season of BNE Local and Liveable, Council is testing a variety of pre-designed streetscape elements. For the Park Road precinct project, an additional dimension is being added with a focus on supporting the night-time economy in the precinct with lighting and activation of the park.

About the project area

The project area is focused in the vicinity of Adam Smiddy Park on the corner of Park Road and Gordon Street. This location will provide a benefit to the whole of precinct experience.

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Have your say on these temporary activation ideas by completing the online survey by 30 September 2021.

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

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

  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.
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: 3 September 2021