Aspley Village Precinct Project
Brisbane City Council is investing $5.9 million in a streetscape improvement project to refresh the shopping precinct on Gympie Road, Aspley.
Council will be working with the local community to revitalise the Gympie Road shopping strip, making sure it is an attractive, connected and safe centre for locals and visitors.
This is part of Council’s commitment to create a city of neighbourhoods, a key principle of the recently released Brisbane’s Future Blueprint, with vibrant suburban centres for our local communities.
The Aspley Village Precinct Project aims to improve the precinct’s amenity and attractiveness, contribute to and encourage local economic development and the community's sense of place at this neighbourhood centre.
Community consultation and engagement
Council launched the Aspley Village Precinct Project on 10 September 2018. 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 one of three information sessions held during September 2018 with 220 surveys completed.
The improvement proposal has been prepared in response to the community's feedback. In summary, feedback and suggestions from the community on the look and feel of the existing centre highlighted the need to improve:
- planting, shade and greenery
- spaces to sit or stay
- overall streetscape amenity
- ease of using footpaths
- pedestrian safety.
Download a summary of the outcomes from the community engagement conducted in September 2018:
- Aspley Village Precinct Project Community Engagement (PDF - 479kb)
- Aspley Village Precinct Project Community Engagement (Word - 698kb)
View the improvement proposal
Proposed improvements include:
- a signalised pedestrian crossing upgrade on Gympie Road
- street trees for shade and garden beds
- new streetscape furniture including seats, bins, bike racks and drinking fountains
- unique seating including coloured urban stools and custom-designed seats
- upgraded footpaths for safety and accessibility
- public artwork and artwork murals
- Aspley welcome signage.
The project addresses many of the issues raised in the community survey, however it is not able to resolve road network issues on the Queensland Government-controlled Gympie Road.
Download the improvement proposal plan:
- Aspley Village Precinct Project Improvement Proposal Plan (PDF - 432kb)
- Aspley Village Precinct Project Improvement Proposal Plan (Word - 636kb)
From 6 February the improvement proposal plan can also be viewed at:
Public artwork and creative response
The community was invited to share their ideas for the public artwork component of the project in September 2018. The feedback helped inform the rationale and artist selection for the centre. The intent of the public art is to promote a sense of connection between both sides of Gympie Road, improve the centre's identity and celebrate local character.
The Aspley Village Precinct Project will feature a suite of new artworks by Bruce Reynolds, inspired by the domestic interiors and vernacular architecture of Aspley. In Reynolds proposal 'Formament', vases and vessels are stylised and abstracted in response to the site and feature ornamental patterns and historical images relevant to Aspley.
Council is also investigating proposals for other creative interventions in response to community feedback. Creative placemaking elements, such as custom furniture, an artwork mural and art on traffic signal boxes, will be located at entry points and gathering hubs to strengthen the centre's identity and sense of arrival.
Download a summary of creative interventions being investigated by Council including the public artwork proposal:
- Aspley Village Precinct Project Creative Response (PDF - 722kb)
- Aspley Village Precinct Project Creative Response (Word - 724kb)
Construction is planned to begin in February 2019 and be completed in late 2019, weather and construction conditions permitting. Find out more about construction timing and impacts.
Everyone will be invited to attend an event to celebrate the completion of the project. More information will be provided in the coming months.
Construction will primarily take place between 7pm-5am, Sunday to Thursday. The majority of works will be undertaken at night when traffic volumes are lowest to ensure the safety of motorists and workers, and to minimise disruptions to businesses. Some daytime construction works will be required and undertaken between 7am and 5pm Monday to Saturday.
Access to local businesses will be maintained during business hours during the construction period.
Properties in close proximity to the work may experience some construction noise, dust and vibration, however every effort will be made to minimise the impacts on the local community. Due to workplace health and safety requirements reversing beepers cannot be switched off.
Council is committed to minimising the impact of the works on the community as much as possible. We would like to thank local residents in advance for their patience and understanding during these works.
For more information on the Aspley Village Precinct Project, phone the project team on 07 3403 8888.