Anstead Bushland Reserve Concept Plan - Anstead

Brisbane City Council is creating more to see and do in a city that is clean and green with the Anstead Bushland Reserve Concept Plan, so you can enjoy Brisbane's beautiful climate while connecting with the people and places that make our city great.

As Australia's most biodiverse capital city, Council is committed to protecting, managing and enhancing Brisbane's biodiversity. As part of this commitment, we have developed a high-level recreation concept plan for the Anstead Bushland Reserve that identifies future facilities and experiences for children, adults and families.

The Anstead Bushland Reserve Concept Plan protects the reserve's significant values including environmental, historical and cultural heritage. The reserve contains eucalypt forests, rainforest species in moist gullies and along the Brisbane River, and bushland restoration sites. These forests create habitat for a diversity of wildlife including koalas, echidnas, wallabies, gliders, frogs, reptiles, and approximately 200 bird species, including Powerful Owls.

Project summary

This table includes project information for the Anstead bushland reserves project including address, ward, project outcomes and latest news.
Address Anstead Bushland Reserve, 552 Hawkesbury Road
Ward Pullenvale
Project outcomes To develop a high-level natural area recreation concept plan for the Anstead Bushland Reserve, shaped by the community, to provide more opportunities for activity and relaxation.
Latest news

Council has finalised the Anstead Bushland Reserve Concept Plan

Download a copy of the concept plan:

About the project

The Anstead Bushland Reserve Concept Plan helps guide Council in developing and using the bushland reserve for the future, focusing on low-impact recreational facilities while protecting the reserve’s significant cultural and environmental values. Using the concept plan, Council will aim to provide a diversity of recreational activities and visitor facilities in the reserve that will meet the needs of the community. Any new reserve facilities will not impact current or future bushland restoration sites.

After consulting with the community and conducting site investigations, the concept plan does not include future opportunities in Mt Crosby Road Park at this time.

Project benefits

The concept plan:

  • identifies opportunities to protect and enhance the natural values of the reserve
  • provides a variety of safe, attractive outdoor recreation facilities for children, adults and families, including all-abilities access
  • creates opportunities to learn more about local bushland reserves, native plants and animals
  • encourages residents and visitors to get outdoors, have fun, and get fit and healthy
  • improves visual appeal in and around the reserve
  • promotes community stewardship of the reserve.

Planning now for nature-based recreation helps ensure that Council can protect important environmental values for the long term.

Consultation and project timing

Thank you to residents who provided feedback. 

This feedback helped inform which features Council included in the Anstead Bushland Reserve Concept Plan.

Creek Catchment and Habitat Brisbane groups

Council works with catchment and habitat groups across Brisbane to help protect and restore the city's biodiversity and waterways. These groups play an important role in improving awareness of catchment issues within the wider community.

Catchment and bushcare groups operate across Brisbane. Mostly consisting of volunteers, these groups host events and activities to improve the health of local creeks and green spaces. Residents can help by attending a planting event, volunteering at a community nursery, or having a say in projects and issues in their local area. The Pullen Pullen Catchment Group, along with Council, care for the important restoration sites in the Anstead Bushland Reserve.

If you are passionate about the local environment and interested in volunteering to help restore catchments and green spaces across Brisbane, visit our Creek Catchment program page and/or the Habitat Brisbane community bushcare page, or phone Council on 07 3403 8888 to learn more.

More information

For more information about the Anstead Bushland Reserve Project, you can:

Last updated: 1 September 2022
Topics: anstead

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