Gaythorne Village Precinct Project | Brisbane City Council

Gaythorne Village Precinct Project

Brisbane City Council is investing $2 million in a streetscape improvement project to refresh the shopping precinct on Samford Road, Gaythorne.

Council will be working with the local community to revitalise the Samford 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 creating a city of neighbourhoods, a key principle of the recently released Brisbane's Future Blueprint, with vibrant suburban centres for our local communities.

The Gaythorne 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 Gaythorne Village Precinct Project in early August 2018 and encouraged the local community to become involved in the planning for the improvement proposal through completing an online “Have Your Say” survey or by sharing ideas in person at one of three information sessions held in Gaythorne and Mitchelton during August 2018. The survey closed Friday 5pm on 31 August 2018 with 196 surveys completed.

The revitalisation strategy and improvement proposal has been prepared in response to the community's feedback. In summary, feedback and suggestions from the community relating to the look and feel of the existing centre highlighted the need for improvements to:

  • overall streetscape amenity
  • planting, shade and greenery
  • spaces to sit or stay
  • safety, security and ease of travel to and around the centre.

The community surveyed overwhelmingly wanted to see change to the pedestrian experience throughout Gaythorne village.

View the improvement proposal

Download the improvement proposal plan:

The improvement proposal plan can be viewed at:

  • Enoggera Ward Office, 102 Samford Road, Alderley
  • Mitchelton Library, Heliopolis Parade, Mitchelton
  • Grub Street Cafe, 440 Samford Road, Gaythorne.

Gaythorne Christmas Window Walk

With the release of the improvement proposal, Council is working with local businesses to host the Christmas Window Walk in the project area between 6-29 December. Many businesses are displaying special Christmas window features for the community to enjoy. 

Next steps

View the revitalisation strategy and improvement proposal

The revitalisation strategy and improvement proposal has been prepared in response to the community's feedback. The improvement proposal will be on display from 8 December 2018 at:

  • Grub Street Cafe, 440 Samford Road, Gaythorne
  • Enoggera Ward Office, 102 Samford Road, Alderley
  • Mitchelton Library, Heliopolis Parade, Mitchelton.
Construction Construction is planned to begin in early 2019 and be completed by mid-2019. Council will consult with each business in the shopping centre to ensure minimal disruption occurs during construction. Access to every shop in the shopping centre will be maintained during business hours.
Activation event Everyone will be invited to attend an event to celebrate the completion of the project. More information will be provided in the coming months.

Proposed improvements 

Proposed improvements include:

  • street trees and garden bed planting
  • new street furniture including seats, bins, bike racks, drinking fountain and urban stools
  • custom-designed seats 
  • upgraded footpaths and kerb ramps for safety and accessibility 
  • opportunities for artwork murals, which are under investigation.

The improvement proposal addresses many of the issues raised in the community survey, undertaken in August 2018, however the project is not able to resolve road network issues on the Queensland Government-controlled Samford Road and intersection with Pickering Street.

More information

For more information on the Gaythorne Village Precinct Project, phone the project team on 07 3403 8888.

11 January 2019