Stephens Mountain Reserve project

Brisbane City Council is pleased to advise works to upgrade Stephens Mountain Reserve with a new lookout, upgraded walking tracks, and more family-friendly recreation opportunities, are expected to start from mid-June 2020, weather and site conditions permitting.

Council is creating more to see and do in a clean and green Brisbane, with more opportunities to enjoy Brisbane's beautiful climate and connect with family and friends in the places that make our city great.

Project summary

This table includes the project summary for the Stephens Mountain Reserve project.
Address Stephens Mountain Reserve, 114 Nicholson Street, Greenslopes
Ward Coorparoo
Project outcomes Upgrade Stephens Mountain Reserve to protect and conserve the natural environment, while improving the recreation opportunities 
Latest upgrade Start of construction

About the project

Council is committed to keeping Brisbane clean and green, making our city liveable and sustainable for future generations.

The Stephens Mountain Reserve project aims to balance the protection and conservation of the natural environment of the reserve while improving recreation opportunities for the community.

Stephens Mountain Reserve has been classified as a conservation zone, with the future intent being to protect its natural significance while making it accessible for the community to enjoy.

Stephens Mountain is adjacent to the Greenslopes Private Hospital, Greenslopes Busway Station and the Pacific Motorway. The project works will involve:

  • installing a new lookout/viewing deck
  • upgrading or installing local access walking tracks and an informal shared path
  • installing new fencing along the cliff face for safety purposes
  • improving entry and exit points
  • undertaking weed management works.

Project benefits

Once works are complete, the Stephens Mountain Reserve will be a place of family-friendly recreation opportunities for the community to enjoy.

Community consultation

In November 2019, the project team undertook community consultation on the draft concept plan for the Stephens Mountain Reserve project, involving multiple information kiosks and an online survey.

The community feedback identified the four most supported features of the draft concept plan were informal walking tracks, lookout, weed management and informal shared paths. In addition, the community indicated they wanted a focus on the protection and conservation of native vegetation and wildlife.

The final concept plan was developed using community feedback.

  • local access walking track
  • lookout/viewing deck
  • weed management
  • shared paths
  • improved entry and exit points.

Council will continue to investigate a proposed entry point from Peach Street.

Download the final concept plan in your preferred format:

Project timing

Construction is planned to start from mid-June 2020 and is expected to be completed in the coming months by mid to late 2020, weather and site conditions permitting. Construction will take place between 6.30am and 6pm, Monday to Saturday. Council is committed to keeping the community informed of construction in the area and will provide advance notification regarding project works and any particularly disruptive or out-of-hours activities.

Construction impacts

For the safety of workers and pedestrians, parts of the reserve will be fenced off during construction. If access is disrupted by the works, Council will liaise with affected parties and keep them up-to-date with project works.

Residents and businesses may experience increased noise, dust, and truck movements during construction. Due to workplace health and safety requirements, reversing beepers cannot be switched off.

Some weed management works and vegetation removal will be required. Council aims to minimise the vegetation impacts wherever possible and no significant trees will be removed. All works will be undertaken in accordance with environmental guidelines.

More information

If you would like to find out more about the project, you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 669 416 during business hours
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 outside of business hours
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    Stephens Mountain Reserve project
    City Projects
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated:4 June 2020
Topics: greenslopes