Enoggera Creek Sport and Recreation Precinct Plan

Brisbane is a great place to live, work, and relax – it's a safe, vibrant, green and prosperous city, valued for its friendly and optimistic character and enjoyable lifestyle.

Brisbane City Council, in partnership with the Australian Government, is drafting the Enoggera Creek Sport and Recreation Precinct Plan that will guide future investment, growth and management of the 52-hectare inner-city precinct.

The multi-use precinct includes parts of Windsor, Wilston and Newmarket, and is home to a range of sporting, recreation and community activities. The draft plan will protect the natural habitat while promoting sporting facilities that encourage an active and healthy lifestyle.

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Summary

This table provides summary information about the Enoggera Creek Sport and Recreation Precinct plan including address, ward, project outcomes and latest update.
Address The Enoggera Creek Sport and Recreation Precinct includes sport and recreation parks between Lutwyche and Enoggera Roads, stretching along the suburbs of Windsor, Wilston and Newmarket.
Ward Enoggera and Paddington
Project outcomes Guide future investment, development and management of this sport and recreation precinct.
Latest update

The recent stage of community engagement on the draft precinct plan, including information kiosks and an online survey, has now closed.

We received a significant community response during this consultation period and thank all who participated for your valuable feedback.

Council is now reviewing all submissions received and will use this feedback to inform our next steps and changes to the draft precinct plan.

About the project

The Enoggera Creek Sport and Recreation Precinct is a valuable active green space in a growing city that offers many active and healthy outcomes to the community. 

Future planning will help ensure the ongoing vibrancy and sustainability of the precinct for sport and recreation participants, local residents, businesses and visitors, and manage amenity for people living in the suburbs surrounding these parks.

The draft plan guides future investment, growth and management of this popular sport and recreation destination, guided by community feedback.

Council’s long-term plan will deliver a precinct that:

  • fosters Brisbane’s active, healthy, and outdoor lifestyle within a popular inner-city precinct
  • creates community connections catering to all ages and abilities
  • protects Brisbane’s natural habitat while improving inner-city parks
  • promotes flood resilience, stormwater management and connection to Enoggera Creek.
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The draft plan and sub precincts 

Council is developing a draft plan for the Enoggera Sport and Recreation Precinct. The first draft plan was released in March 2021 for community feedback.

Download the first draft of the plan:

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Due to the Enoggera Creek Sport and Recreation Precinct spanning across 52-hectares, this first draft of the plan is divided into three sub precincts, providing detailed information for each area.

West precinct

The draft plan for the west precinct, including Spencer Park, McCook Park and Wilston Recreation Reserve (Mark Street) proposes:

  • a dedicated football precinct with natural turf and hybrid/synthetic fields, increasing capacity by more than 30%
  • a doubling of the existing recreation space
  • additional formalised car parking spaces and bus layover.

Download the sub-precinct draft plan:

Central precinct

The draft plan for the central precinct, including Finsbury Park and Langley Avenue Park proposes:

  • a new shared diamond precinct by relocating baseball (from Spencer Park) and softball (from Downey Park) to a dedicated facility at Finsbury Park, providing additional playing field capacity
  • a new purpose-built clubhouse and batting cages for baseball and softball
  • a central green open recreation space with designated playground facilities at Langley Avenue Park, including the relocated dog park (from Northey Street Park)
  • 50% increase in shade and biodiversity
  • newly relocated dog park with new amenity and dedicated parking.

Download the sub-precinct draft plan:

East precinct

The draft plan for the east precinct, including Downey Park, Rasey Park, Victor Park and Northey Street Park proposes: 

  • two new synthetic hockey fields elevated out of the floodplain at Downey Park, creating approximately 610 ground-level car parking spaces
  • relocation of cricket to Downey Park (from Finsbury Park)
  • a new multi-purpose indoor sport and community centre including a dedicated space for table tennis to support existing sports and future users
  • two dedicated recreation parks including Windsor Sports and Community Park and Northey Street Park
  • a hardcourt precinct for netball with realigned road network for improved connectivity and patron safety.

Download the sub-precinct draft plan:

Community engagement 

Initial consultation

Since 2018, Council has undertaken community and stakeholder engagement to listen and gather insights on how the precinct is valued and currently used by the community and key stakeholder groups. 

The feedback from the initial consultations included:

  • an insufficient number of fields/courts for usage demand
  • inadequate parking for all users and local residents
  • safety and connectivity issues around the precinct
  • high cost of field/courts maintenance
  • insufficient shade and lack of informal spaces for recreation offerings.

The feedback played a part in informing the required technical studies and the development of the the first draft of the plan.

Draft plan consultation

Council invited the community to have their say on the first draft precinct plan at information kiosks on 27 and 28 March 2021, and through an online survey available from 15 March to 30 April 2021.

Thank you to everyone who participated in these activities and provided feedback on the first draft of this plan.

Council is now reviewing all of the submissions and feedback received, which will help shape our next steps and the continued planning for this well-used precinct.

Next steps

We heard that you would like further consultation on the future of this precinct. Over coming months, Council will continue to work with the local community, sporting groups and community organisations to better understand concerns and balance opportunities and challenges as we review and revise the draft plan in response to community feedback.

Further community consultation and investigations will be undertaken prior to providing another revised draft of the plan for further community consultation later this year.

The final plan will include recommendations for the development and management of the Enoggera Creek Sport and Recreation Precinct in the short, medium and long term.

These recommendations will not commit Council or tenants to their implementation. However, once finalised, the plan will support Council and the community to seek grant funding and other investment opportunities to support realisation of the plan.

More information

If you would like to find out more about the project, you can phone Council on 07 3403 8888.

Last updated: 1 May 2021
Topics: wilston