Paddington Terraces Village Precinct Project

Brisbane City Council completed the $250,000 streetscape improvement project in mid-2022 to further revitalise the neighbourhood shopping precinct along Given and Latrobe terraces, Paddington.

Council worked with the local community, building on the support for creative outcomes celebrating the Paddington Terraces neighbourhood centre’s unique character, to deliver a vibrant neighbourhood centre and improved amenity for the local community and visitors to use and enjoy.

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

Community engagement

The local community was consulted and involved in the planning for the Paddington Terraces VPP  from early 2021 by providing ideas and feedback about public space improvement opportunities through an onsite kiosk, online survey and website updates.

Based on community support for creative outcomes, celebrating the areas unique character and heritage and street furniture, the Paddington Terraces VPP improvements delivered:

  • Paddington Terraces Kooka! Trail
  • street furniture including two additional seats and an upgraded drinking fountain with bottle refill and dog bowl facility.

Paddington Terraces Kooka! Trail

Council introduces Kooka!, a playful nod to an Australian icon and a Paddington neighbourhood local who has landed at 16 key locations along Given and Latrobe terraces, establishing the innovative and creative Paddington Terraces Kooka! Trail.

Reflecting the native bird's social behaviour, Kooka! and its offspring 'baby' Kooka! can be found in a variety of combinations along the Terraces.

Designed by Brisbane's Derlot and fabricated from waste concrete, each Kooka! includes artwork by 13 local Brisbane artists further celebrating the Paddington Terraces neighbourhood centre’s unique character and heritage, encouraging exploration of the artwork trail and centre, and creating a unique identity for the Paddington Terraces.

Find out more about the Paddington Terraces Kooka! Trail artists and Kooka! creative artworks.

Community Kooka! 

Thank you to all those community members who contributed to the Design a Kooka! activity showing us what you love about the Paddington Terraces.

Commissioned project artist Tori-Jay Mordey interpreted the community works and created a special community-inspired Kooka! as part of the Paddington Terraces Kooka! trail.

Check out Tori-Jay Mordey’s Home (2022) located at 44 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington along with the other colourful Kooka!s by visiting the Paddington Terraces at Given and Latrobe Terraces, Paddington.

More information

For more information on the Paddington Terraces VPP, you can:

Last updated: 3 June 2022

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