City Botanic Gardens improvement works - Brisbane City
Brisbane City Council is progressing with planned improvement works to the City Botanic Gardens as part of the City Botanic Gardens Master Plan.
Developed in 2015, the City Botanic Gardens Master Plan identifies ways to best showcase the garden’s heritage values and protect them for future generations. This plan aims to improve operation, amenity and connectivity of the gardens.
It also considers ways to improve access to the river’s edge, balances the need for activity and tranquillity and connects to other open spaces in the city.
|Address||City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane City|
|Project outcomes||This project aims to improve operation, amenity and connectivity through the gardens and to the Brisbane River for a variety of park visitors.|
|Latest update||In progress|
About the project
The improvement works will ensure the gardens remain an enjoyable and well-managed park and is a:
- place of many experiences
- place of knowledge and history
- connected and accessible place
- place of sanctuary and enlightenment
- place with a global reputation.
Construction projects currently underway may require temporary footpath closures or temporary changed access to facilities and attractions in the gardens. Where required, detours and signage will be in place to ensure continued access for visitors to the gardens.
We're replacing the ageing water reticulation infrastructure in the gardens to ensure water security and best practice water usage for the gardens and its historic plant collection.
Works are expected to be start in early 2019, weather and construction conditions permitting.
Council has partnered with Multiplex to deliver a new information kiosk for the City Botanic Gardens.
The new information kiosk will be located near the gardens border with QUT’s Main Drive, in an elevated flood free position to take in the wonderful views of the gardens.
Construction began mid-January and will be underway until mid-2019.
The volunteer guides will continue to operate from and conduct their free guided tours from the existing rotunda at the gardens’ Albert Street concourse while the new facility is being built.
Once completed, the new facility will provide:
- a larger, more modern and accessible building
- shaded areas and seating for visitors.
This new kiosk will replace the current ageing rotunda kiosk used to accommodate the gardens volunteer guides. This vital service provided by a dedicated group of 40 volunteers enhances the visitor and tourist experience of the gardens.
Multiplex will deliver the new building as part of their Social Action Plan to provide community infrastructure for the city. Works are expected to be completed by mid-2019, weather permitting.
In September 2018, Council completed stage one upgrade works to the rainforest area of the gardens. These new works improve accessibility into this wonderful cool subtropical area of the gardens.
- raising and refurbishing the historic Bandstand Pavilion and constructing a new floor that is level with Bunya Walk
- installing three new boardwalks
- improving the existing asphalt path.
In May 2018, Council installed new wayfinding signage at the five main entries to the gardens. The signs provide visitors with clear and up to date information on the features and attractions in the gardens.
In June 2017, Council installed cycle racks at six locations throughout the gardens. You can find these cycle racks at entry points and close to major facilities.
Each cycle rack has the capacity to accommodate up to four bicycles. Providing cycle racks improves the gardens’ connectivity to the inner-city network without compromising the quiet character of the gardens.
If you would like to ask questions or find out more about the City Botanic Gardens improvement works you can:
- phone the project team on 1800 884 681 (during business hours)
- phone Council on 07 3403 8888 (outside of business hours)
- email email@example.com
- write to:
City Botanic Gardens improvement works project
City Projects Office
Brisbane City Council
GPO Box 1434
Brisbane Qld 4001.