Martha Street Camp Hill Village Precinct Project


Brisbane City Council completed the $1 million streetscape improvement project in late 2022 to revitalise the Martha Street, Camp Hill neighbourhood shopping precinct.

Council worked with the local community to revitalise the Martha Street, Camp Hill neighbourhood shopping precinct, delivering an attractive, comfortable and connected centre for locals and visitors to use and enjoy.

This is part of the Village Precinct Projects program (VPP) and Council’s commitment to create a city of vibrant neighbourhoods.

Community engagement

The local community was consulted and involved in the planning for the Martha Street, Camp Hill precinct at the initiation phase of the project in early 2021 and again at the planning phase by providing feedback on the opportunities plan in late 2021.

The community feedback supported streetscape upgrade that improved traffic safety and pedestrian access, landscaping, footpath upgrade and street furniture for amenity and improved parking conditions throughout the centre.

Delivered improvements

Improvements include:

  • upgrading of the footpath pavers to exposed aggregate concrete to improve accessibility, maintenance and amenity
  • intersection upgrades and relocated Newman Avenue pedestrian crossing to improve safety and accessibility
  • marked parking bays and consolidated loading zone to improve accessibility
  • street greening including street tree planting to improve visual and physical amenity, and limit the urban heat island effect
  • groundcover plantings to new and existing garden beds
  • inclusion of new unique seating and standard Council street furniture
  • creative public art installation for the community and visitors to enjoy.

Find out more about the Martha Street Camp Hill creative public art installation Ride with me (2022) by Simone Eisler.

Sunday at Martha's event

To celebrate the completion of the Martha Street Village Precinct Project, Council, along with the local business owners, held the Sunday at Martha's event at the newly upgraded centre. There was music, local history displays, and an up-close encounter with native wildlife including snakes and lizards.

The event also included a chance to meet the public art artist Simone Eisler and take part in a creative make your own creature workshop.

Upgrade highlights

More information

For more information on the Martha Street Camp Hill VPP:

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