Aspley Village Precinct Project
Brisbane City Council is investing $5.9 million in a streetscape improvement project to refresh the shopping precinct on Gympie Road, Aspley.
Council is working with the local community to revitalise the Gympie Road shopping strip, making sure it is an attractive, connected and safe centre for locals and visitors.
This is part of Council’s commitment to create a city of neighbourhoods and improving the amenity of local retail villages with better paths, trees and seating, plus new creative outcomes.
Community consultation and engagement
Council launched the Aspley Village Precinct Project on 10 September 2018. The local community was encouraged to become involved in the planning for the improvement proposal by providing feedback via an online survey and by sharing ideas in person at one of three information sessions held during September 2018 with 220 surveys completed.
The improvement proposal has been prepared in response to the community's feedback. In summary, feedback and suggestions from the community on the look and feel of the existing centre highlighted the need to improve:
- planting, shade and greenery
- spaces to sit or stay
- overall streetscape amenity
- ease of using footpaths
- pedestrian safety.
Download a summary of the outcomes from the community engagement conducted in September 2018:
- Aspley Village Precinct Project Community Engagement (PDF - 479kb)
- Aspley Village Precinct Project Community Engagement (Word - 698kb)
View the improvement proposal
Proposed improvements include:
- a signalised pedestrian crossing upgrade on Gympie Road
- street trees for shade
- garden beds
- new streetscape furniture including stools, bins, bike racks and drinking fountains
- custom-designed seats
- upgraded footpaths for safety and accessibility
- artwork murals and other creative outcomes
- Aspley precinct 'gateway signage' at the corner of Gayford Street and Albany Creek Road.
The project addresses many of the issues raised in the community survey, however it is not able to resolve road network issues on the Queensland Government-controlled Gympie Road.
Download the improvement proposal plan:
- Aspley Village Precinct Project Improvement Proposal Plan (PDF - 432kb)
- Aspley Village Precinct Project Improvement Proposal Plan (Word - 636kb)
The improvement proposal plan can also be viewed at:
The community was invited to share their ideas for the public space improvements for the project in September 2018. The feedback helped inform the rationale for improvements to the centre. The intent of the creative outcomes is to promote a sense of connection between both sides of Gympie Road, improve the centre's identity and celebrate local character.
Council is also investigating proposals for other creative interventions in response to community feedback. Creative placemaking elements, such as custom designed furniture, an artwork mural and art on traffic signal boxes, will be located at key points throughout the Aspley Village Precinct to strengthen the centre's identity and character.
Construction began in February 2019 and is expected to be completed early 2020, weather and construction conditions permitting.
Construction will primarily take place between 7pm-5am, Sunday to Thursday. The majority of works will be undertaken at night when traffic volumes are lowest to ensure the safety of motorists and workers, and to minimise disruptions to businesses. Some daytime construction works will be required and undertaken between 7am and 5pm Monday to Saturday.
Access to local businesses will be maintained during business hours during the construction period.
Properties in close proximity to the work may experience some construction noise, dust and vibration, however every effort will be made to minimise the impacts on the local community. Due to workplace health and safety requirements reversing beepers cannot be switched off.
Council is committed to minimising the impact of the works on the community as much as possible. We would like to thank local residents in advance for their patience and understanding during these works.
To celebrate the upcoming completion of the Village Precinct Project for Aspley, Council is hosting the BrisAsia Bazaar, an Asian-inspired night market at Brisbane's newly renovated retail hub, Aspley Central. This free event is on Saturday 15 February 2020 from 4-9pm.
For more information on the Aspley Village Precinct Project, you can:
- phone the project team on 1800 884 681 (during business hours)
- phone Council's Contact Centre on 07 3403 8888 (after hours)
- email the project team
- write to:
City Projects Office
Brisbane City Council
GPO Box 1434
Brisbane Qld 4001