Paddington Terraces Village Precinct Project

Brisbane City Council, through the Village Precinct Projects (VPP) program, is working with local communities to create great places with vibrant neighbourhood centres and improved amenity for the local community and visitors to use and enjoy.

In 2020, with funding support from Australian Government and working closely with the Paddington 4064 business group, Council helped support and deliver the Paddington Terraces Precinct Grant Project, creating an inviting and distinctive centre. The delivered public space improvements included:

  • warm-white energy-efficient LED bud lighting to street trees along Given and Latrobe terraces
  • creative murals to three building facades celebrating the centre’s history and character
  • gobo artwork projections by local gallery artists onto the landmark heritage Paddington Antique Centre and Paddington Substation building facades
  • illuminated ‘Welcome to the Terraces’ character signage with heritage trail map providing a warm gateway into the neighbourhood centre.

Building on the community support and the delivered neighbourhood centre outcomes, Council has committed an additional $250,000 to further celebrate the Paddington Terraces neighbourhood centre’s unique character through public space improvements.

Community engagement

The local community is encouraged to be involved in the planning for the Paddington Terraces VPP by providing feedback about public space improvement opportunities.

The community has provided feedback and ideas in the first phase of consultation through the onsite information kiosk and online survey, which closed on Friday 9 April 2021.

Thank you for sharing your ideas and suggestions on the Paddington Terraces and public space opportunities for this centre. Community response included support for creative outcomes, celebrating the areas heritage and street furniture.   

Improvement opportunities

Based on the public space opportunities feedback review, Council is undertaking further investigation into potential creative and street furniture opportunities and requirements within the Paddington Terraces VPP investigation area.

The outcomes from these further investigations will help develop the Paddington Terraces VPP improvement opportunities proposal.

View the precinct investigation area:

Next steps

Precinct opportunities proposal An opportunities proposal will be prepared in response to the community’s feedback and further site investigations. The opportunities proposal posters will be displayed in the Paddington Terraces precinct, the Paddington Ward Office and online from late 2021.
Construction Installation is scheduled for early 2022, subject to weather and site conditions. Council will consult with business owners and operators within the installation areas to ensure minimal disruption occurs during construction. Access to all businesses will be maintained during the installation period.
Project completion The project is currently scheduled to be complete by mid 2022.

More information

For more information on the Paddington Terraces VPP, phone Council on 07 3403 8888 and ask to speak the project team or email the project team.

Last updated: 31 May 2021