Gaythorne Village Precinct Project

Brisbane City Council is investing $2 million in a streetscape improvement project to refresh the shopping precinct on Samford Road, Gaythorne. 

The Gaythorne Village Precinct Project aims to improve the precinct's amenity and attractiveness. It will also contribute to and encourage local economic development and the community's sense of place at this neighbourhood centre.

Council will be working with the local community to revitalise the Samford Road shopping strip. The project will make sure it is an attractive, connected and safe centre for locals and visitors.

This is part of Council's commitment to creating a city of neighbourhoods, a key principle of Brisbane's Future Blueprint. The strategy includes creating vibrant suburban centres for our local communities.

Community consultation and engagement

Council launched the Gaythorne Village Precinct Project in early August 2018. We encouraged the community to become involved in the planning for the improvement proposal by:

  • taking part in an online survey which closed 31 August with 196 surveys completed
  • sharing ideas in person at one of three information sessions held in Gaythorne and Mitchelton during August 2018.

In December 2018 Council held two information sessions to present an improvement proposal plan for the shopping centre streetscape upgrade on Samford Road Gaythorne. These sessions provided the community with a further opportunity to comment on the proposal.

Council prepared the revitalisation strategy and improvement proposal in response to the community's feedback. Feedback and suggestions from the community relating to the look and feel of the existing centre highlighted the need for improvements to:

  • overall streetscape amenity
  • planting, shade and greenery
  • spaces to sit or stay
  • safety, security and ease of travel to and around the centre.

The community surveyed overwhelmingly wanted to see a change to the pedestrian experience throughout Gaythorne village.

View the improvement proposal

Download the improvement proposal plan:

The updated improvement proposal plan can be viewed at:

Next steps

This table provides information about the next steps for the Gaythorne Village Precinct project including precinct improvement proposal, construction and activation event.
Construction Construction began in January 2019 and will be complete by mid-2019, weather and construction conditions permitting. 
Activation event Council will invite everyone to attend an event to celebrate the completion of the project. We will provide more information in the coming months.

Proposed improvements 

Proposed improvements include:

  • replacing the footpath within the project area along Samford Road, Pickering Street and Gaythorne Road
  • realigning kerb ramps at the intersection of Samford Road and Pickering Street
  • landscaping including installing new garden beds, street trees, 2000 plants and turf
  • installing new street furniture, bins, bike racks and a drinking fountain.

The improvement proposal addresses many of the issues raised in the community survey, undertaken in August 2018. However, the project is not able to resolve road network issues on the Queensland Government-controlled Samford Road and the intersection with Pickering Street.

Construction timing and impacts

Construction will mainly take place between 7pm-5am, Sunday to Thursday. Council will undertake these works at night when traffic volumes are lowest to ensure the safety of motorists and workers and to minimise disruptions to businesses. The project will require some daytime construction works that will be undertaken between 7am-5pm Monday to Saturday.

Council will maintain access to local businesses during business hours throughout the construction period.

Properties in close proximity to the work may experience some construction noise, dust, and vibration. 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 local community as much as possible. We would like to thank local residents in advance for their patience and understanding during these works.

More information

For more information on the Gaythorne Village Precinct Project, phone the project team on 07 3403 8888.

Last updated:13 May 2019