City Botanic Gardens rotunda removal project

As part of Brisbane City Council’s ongoing plan to enhance the City Botanic Gardens, a package of works within the gardens, including the removal of the rotunda commenced in October 2021.

The project was fully funded by the Australian Government.

Project summary

This table includes project information for the City Botanic Gardens rotunda removal project including address, ward and project outcomes.
Address City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane City
Ward Central
Project update Construction complete - November 2021

About the project

The focus of the project was to remove the old information kiosk rotunda above the amenities block. The rotunda was removed because it is no longer used by Council as an information kiosk and it was in poor condition. The elevated lookout space with a pergola will remain a central feature in the park and a meeting point for community groups and park users. The removal of the rotunda has reinstated views of the central formal gardens from the main concourse.

As part of the project, approximately 140 metres of permanent fencing was installed along the tree line near the playground to protect trees and surrounding plants.

The playground remained open for public use while the fence was installed.

Additionally, a concrete slab and storage bin located close to the main Albert Street park entrance was removed and replaced with a garden bed.

In total, the works package included:

  • removal of the old information kiosk rotunda and the installation of a paved lookout area
  • refurbishing and repainting the pergola structure and garden bed
  • installation of a permanent fence along the tree line near the playground
  • removing a concrete slab and storage bin located near the Albert Street entry.

A Heritage Exemption Certificate was obtained and works approved by the Department of Environment and Science.

This project aligns with Council’s long-term infrastructure plan to ensure Brisbane’s recreational facilities meet the current and future needs of Brisbane residents.

Construction details

Works began in late October 2021 and are now complete.

Council thanks the local community and park users for their patience and cooperation while we undertook this important project.

More information

For more information about this project, you can phone Council on 07 3403 8888.

Last updated: 23 December 2021

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