Kenrose Street, Carina Village Precinct Project
Brisbane City Council completed a $600,000 streetscape improvement project in mid 2020 to revitalise the neighbourhood shopping precinct on Kenrose Street, Carina.
Council worked with the local community to revitalise the Kenrose Street 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 Kenrose Street, Carina Village Precinct Project in early August 2019. 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 the information kiosk held in August 2019.
Majority of those surveyed were passionate about improving the pedestrian experience, including increasing the amount of greenery in the area and improving on public amenities and pedestrian safety.
Completed works include:
- footpath upgrades to improve accessibility, maintenance and visual amenity
- pedestrian crossing upgrades by realigning existing pedestrian crossings, adding pedestrian refuges and reconstructing existing ramps to improve accessibility
- build-outs in the road carriageway with tree planting to enhance visual and physical amenity, shade, traffic calming and pedestrian safety
- groundcover plantings in garden beds
- new street furniture
- artwork murals on Bradnor and Ramsden streets designed from the community workshop.
The community was invited to share their ideas for the public space improvements for the project during September and November 2019 which helped inform the rationale for improvements to the centre. The intent of the creative outcomes was to promote a sense of connection for the whole centre and improve the centre's identity and celebrate local character.
The creative outcome is two murals: one on Bradnor Street and the other on Ramsden Street, which bookend the site. The murals were informed by local community stories through a community workshop with local business and community groups.
Kenrose Street Festival
The Kenrose Street Festival was held on 31 January 2020 to celebrate the project and the Kenrose Street precinct. The Festival included many local residents and businesses, as well as visitors to the area who took part in the entertainment, food and activities.
For more information on the Kenrose Street, Carina Village Precinct Project, you can:
- phone Council's Contact Centre on 07 3403 8888
- email the project team.