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 micro festival community event held on 25 August 2018 was well attended by the local community and visitors and included live music, food stalls and activities for all ages. Local traders operating in the centre hosted a retail trail to showcase their services to the community and invited the community to have their say.
Feedback from the “Have Your Say” survey and the information sessions will assist Council in understanding what is important to the community and how this will inform the revitalisation strategy and improvement proposal for the Gaythorne Village Precinct Project.
Council is currently starting the ‘Precinct improvement proposal’ phase, working on the revitalisation strategy and improvement proposal as a response to the community feedback.
|Precinct improvement proposal||A revitalisation strategy and improvement proposal will be prepared in response to the community's feedback. The improvement proposal will be on display in the Gaythorne shopping centre and other key locations in late 2018. More information will be provided in the coming months.|
|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.|
Expected improvements include:
- footpath upgrades
- improved safety to pedestrian crossing
- tree planting
- groundcover plantings
- street furniture and unique seating.
The project may address issues in the neighbourhood shopping strip along Samford Road for pedestrian safety, however the project will not make major changes to the Queensland Government-controlled Samford Road traffic network and intersection with Pickering Street.
For more information on the Gaythorne Village Precinct Project, phone the project team on 07 3403 8888.