Brisbane’s biggest new park - Victoria Park Vision

Brisbane City Council is growing your Brisbane lifestyle by turning Victoria Park into a world-class parkland, giving you more to see and do in a clean and green Brisbane. Now is the time to share your big ideas on how we can evolve the existing space into an iconic destination for residents and visitors.

About the project

Creating Brisbane’s biggest new park in 50 years means more opportunities to enjoy Brisbane’s beautiful climate and connect with family and friends in the places that make our city great.

The enhanced park will be more than double the size of the City Botanic Gardens, helping to make Brisbane an even better place to live and relax.

The existing golf course space is proposed to transition into a parkland that everyone can enjoy, while keeping the popular putt putt course, driving range and functions centre.

During 2019-20, community consultation will occur to create a Vision for Victoria Park that will protect green space for future generations and guide future enhancements. From 2021, works are expected to start to transform the golf course into public parkland.

Have your say

Have your say and share your big ideas to help shape the Victoria Park Vision.
Visit the Victoria Park engagement page to share your ideas and stories, and take our survey.

Share your ideas

Project timeline

Victoria Park video

Watch the Victoria Park Vision video. The video shows you the area of the park and highlights key elements of the current project.

You can also view this video on Council's YouTube channel.

Frequently asked questions

Where is Victoria Park?

Victoria Park is in the north Brisbane suburb of Herston.

The Inner-City Bypass (ICB) and railway runs through the southern section of Victoria Park.

When did Council decide to upgrade Victoria Park?

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner announced on 9 June 2019 a proposal to rejuvenate the Victoria Park precinct and to make it more accessible to the Brisbane community.

Is Victoria Park heritage listed?

Yes, part of Victoria Park is a Queensland Government heritage-listed park and was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 3 December 2007. Part of Victoria Park is also listed as a Local Heritage Place under City Plan 2014.

Will the Victoria Park Vision acknowledge the Aboriginal association with the site?

Victoria Park is a known place of high significance to the Aboriginal people of greater Brisbane and as such will be recognised as part of the vision.

Will Council sell off any land or allow high-density living?

Council has no authority or plans to allow high-density living on the Victoria Park site. The land on which Victoria Park sits is mainly owned by the Queensland Government Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy as a Deed Of Grant In Trust (DOGIT) for a combination of park and recreation purposes. The land is under Council’s custodianship and under the Land Act the trustee is not authorised to dispose of the trust land. Any proposals for commercial use would be subject to the Minister Natural Resources, Mines and Energy approval.

What infrastructure is currently in Victoria Park?

Victoria Park is a popular recreational and park reserve for organised sport and informal recreation containing many sporting facilities such as cricket pitches, tennis courts, golf course, bikeway and a swimming pool.

What is happening with the Victoria Park Golf Complex and Golf Course?

The Victoria Park Golf Complex including the function centre, driving range, putt-putt mini-golf will continue to operate throughout planning, design and construction of new park upgrades.

The 18-hole golf course will remain open until construction commences in 2021.

More information

For more information about the Victoria Park Vision, you can:

  • sign up to receive email updates
  • email the project team
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888
  • write to:
    Brisbane City Council
    Victoria Park Vision
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated:16 August 2019