Sunnybank Village Precinct Project
Brisbane City Council is investing $1.4 million in a streetscape improvement project to revitalise the neighbourhood shopping precinct at the intersection of Station Road and Turton Street, Sunnybank.
Council is working with the local community to revitalise the Station Road, Sunnybank neighbourhood shopping precinct, making sure it's an attractive, connected and safe centre for locals and visitors.
This is part of Council’s commitment to create a city of neighbourhoods and improve the amenity of local retail villages with better paths, trees and seating, plus new creative outcomes.
Community consultation and engagement
Council launched the Sunnybank Village Precinct Project in September 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 on 21 September 2019. Approximately 80 community members attending the kiosk and 44 online surveys were completed.
The improvement proposal has been prepared in response to the community’s feedback. In summary, feedback and suggestions from the community on the function and appearance of the existing centre highlighted the need to improve:
- pedestrian safety and amenity
- planting, shade and greenery
- overall streetscape amenity and attractiveness
- places to sit and gather
- the need to celebrate the history, including the Oasis Gardens, and diversity of the precinct.
View the improvement proposal
Proposed improvements include:
- footpath upgrades and/or revitalisation to improve accessibility, maintenance and visual amenity
- upgraded kerb ramps to improve pedestrian accessibility and safety
- new garden beds with ground-cover plantings and street shade trees
- build-outs in the road carriageway to improve pedestrian safety and support traffic calming and enhance visual amenity
- new standard street furniture including bike rack, bins and a drinking fountain
- unique seating
- potential creative placemaking artwork and lighting outcomes within the project boundary.
Download the improvement proposal plan:
- Sunnybank Village Precinct Project – Final Improvement Plan (PDF - 3.2Mb)
- Sunnybank Village Precinct Project – Final Improvement Plan (Word - 1.7Mb)
The final improvement plan can also be viewed at Runcorn Ward Office.
The community was invited to share their ideas for the public space improvements for the project during September 2019. The feedback helped inform the rationale for improvements to the centre and overall design theme of ‘oasis’. The intent of the creative outcomes is to promote a sense of connection throughout the precinct with the local community, improve the centre's identity and celebrate local character.
Local identity Dennis Hundscheidt, previous head gardener at the Oasis Gardens Resort, is consulting with the project on the local area’s planting history and potential planting ideas.
The creative outcomes proposed for the site were further informed by an artist-facilitated community workshop held with the Sunnybank State High School in early 2020. This was an opportunity for an exchange of ideas and skills with the local school community.
Construction timing and impacts
Construction in this location is nearing completion. Creative elements including seating, feature pavement with artwork and lighting outcomes will be installed by late 2020, weather permitting.
Construction will primarily take place between 8pm-5am, Sunday to Thursday. These works will be undertaken at night when traffic volumes are lowest to ensure the safety of motorists and workers, and to minimise traffic and business disruptions.
Some day works are required for works within the vicinity of the intersection and will take place between 6am-5pm.
Properties near the work may experience some construction noise, dust and vibration, however, every effort will be made to minimise the impacts on the local community. Especially noisy works, such as concrete saw cutting, will be completed prior to 10pm where possible. Due to workplace health and safety requirements, reversing beepers cannot be switched off.
Access to businesses will be maintained during opening hours to ensure normal operation can continue where possible.
Council is committed to keeping local residents and businesses informed of construction activities in their area. We would like to thank local residents in advance for their patience and understanding during these works.
Everyone will be invited to attend a placemaking activity to celebrate the completion of the project. More information will be provided in the coming months.
For more information on the Sunnybank Village Precinct Project, phone Council on 07 3403 8888 and ask to speak to the project team, or email the project team.