Stephens Mountain Reserve project

Brisbane City Council is pleased to announce upgrades to Stephens Mountain Reserve, including a new lookout, upgraded walking tracks and more family-friendly recreation opportunities are now complete. 

This project is part of Council’s commitment to 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 Lookout and walking track upgrades complete

About the project

The Stephens Mountain Reserve project aims to balance the protection and conservation of the reserve’s natural environment while creating a family-friendly place with recreation opportunities for the community to enjoy.

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 involved:

  • 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.

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

Council would like to thank the community for their patience and cooperation while these works were carried out.

Works to install additional tracks at Stephens Mountain Reserve will continue in 2021. Council will provide more information to the community about these works prior to the start of construction.

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: 2 November 2020
Topics: greenslopes