Gaythorne Village Precinct Project

From January to July 2019, Brisbane City Council completed the $2 million Gaythorne Village Precinct Project to refresh the shopping precinct on Samford Road, Gaythorne. 

The project was part of Council's commitment to creating a city of neighbourhoods and improving the amenity of local retail villages with better paths, trees, gardens and seating.

Completed works include:

  • new footpaths along Samford Road, Pickering Street and Gaythorne Road
  • landscaping including new garden beds, eight new trees and 2000 smaller plants
  • new bus stop, seating, bins, bike racks and a drinking fountain
  • heritage sign on Gaythorne Road to commemorate the local area.

Download the improvement proposal plan:

An art mural opportunity for the railway bridge in Pickering Street in partnership with Queensland Rail is now confirmed and installation will be completed by late 2019, subject to Queensland Rail requested inspection milestones.

Community input

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.

More information

For more information on the Gaythorne Village Precinct Project, you can:

  • phone Council's Contact Centre on 07 3403 8888
  • write to:
    Village Precinct Project team
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated:7 August 2019