Wilston Village Precinct Grant Project
Brisbane City Council, through the Village Precinct Projects 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. Through grant-funded precinct projects like the Wilston Village project, Council helps support and deliver infrastructure which enhances and celebrates neighbourhood centres.
Kedron Brook Business Group delivery partnership
The Wilston Village Precinct Grant Project seeks to celebrate the local character, enhance the night-time presence and improve the amenity of Wilston’s local shopping precinct.
With funding support from the Australian Government and Brisbane City Council, and working closely with the Kedron Brook Business Group and artist Elysha Rei, Council helped support and deliver this public space improvement project, creating an inviting and distinctive local centre.
Community consultation and engagement
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 December 2019.
This feedback informed the improvement and creative outcomes for the Wilston Village local neighbourhood centre.
Improvements and activities include:
- artist-designed panelled balustrades with creative lighting located at four key gateways into the centre
- three colourful artwork projections to the pavement outside 87-97 Kedron Brook Road
- playful, sandblasted ground plane patterning elements throughout the centre
- areas of new upgraded pavement
- a new drinking fountain with bottle refill and dog bowl facility
- installation of four urban stools for additional seating space
- hosting the ‘Windows into Wilston’ shop front activation event during the December 2020 festive period.
Windows into Wilston
Council hosted the 'Windows into Wilston' festive shop display event during the December 2020 festive period to celebrate the project and the Wilston Village neighbourhood centre.
Project artist Elysha Rei worked with local traders to deliver a festive window display based on the project’s creative designs. Council also hosted an after-school community paper cutting workshop, delivered by Brisbane artist Jeremy Stapes, where more than 60 children participated in learning about the project and creating their own paper cut-out designs. Examples of student works were also incorporated within the Wilston Village window displays.
For more information on the Wilston Village Precinct Grant Project phone Council on 07 3403 8888 and ask to speak to the project team.