Brisbane’s biggest new park - Victoria Park Vision

Brisbane City Council is growing your Brisbane lifestyle by turning Victoria Park into a world-class and iconic destination, giving residents and visitors more to see and do in a clean and green Brisbane.

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.

The community actively shared their ideas and aspirations about the Victoria Park Vision during the eight week Your Say phase from 4 August to 29 September.

The Draft Vision document is due to be released in early December, for another round of community engagement before the Vision is finalised in 2020.

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.

Video transcript

This video is a fly-through of Victoria Park. The following open captions are available on the video:

Brisbane's biggest new park in 50 years

Putt putt, driving range and function centre to remain

More than double the size of the City Botanic Gardens

Community engagement

Engagement has taken place online and at Council’s Ekka stand, Queen Street Mall pop up event, six Council libraries and finally at the Victoria Park Party.

To-date more than 1500 people have completed the online survey and approximately 1000 ideas for the future Victoria Park have been received.

Survey responses and ideas submitted about what the community would like to see and do in the future Victoria Park will be summarised in a community engagement report. This will help shape the development of a Draft Vision that will protect green space for future generations and guide future enhancements.

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.

Local designers' visionary ideas for Victoria Park

To spark interest and big ideas for what the new parkland could look like, Council asked some of Brisbane’s leading design professionals to develop independent creative ideas for Victoria Park.

Five consultants created their own visionary idea for a world-class parkland on the site. These ideas aim to capture the imagination of residents and inspire even more big ideas.

These ideas are not necessarily what will be built or included in the draft vision document but are intended to inspire and capture the attention and imagination of the public about different opportunities for the park in the future.

You can view the five visionary ideas here

More information

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

Last updated:3 October 2019