Thrush Street Park project - Inala

Brisbane City Council is pleased to release the final concept plan and to announce the start of construction for the Thrush Street Park playground upgrade, following community consultation in late 2019.

The project is part of Council's commitment to creating more to see and do in a city that is clean and green, so you can enjoy Brisbane's beautiful climate while connecting with the people and places that make our city great.

Project summary

This table includes the project summary information for Thrush Street Park.
Address Thrush Street Park, 120 Inala Avenue, Inala
Ward Forest Lake
Project outcomes To upgrade the Thrush Street park playground to meet the needs of the local community.
Latest update The concept plan for the playground upgrade has been finalised and construction will start in late November 2021.

About the project

The aim of the project is to upgrade the Thrush Street park playground to create more opportunities for family-friendly outdoor activities, relaxation and community gathering. 

Community consultation

In late 2019, Council asked the community for feedback on an opportunities plan for Thrush Street Park via information stalls and activities at community events held in Inala.

Community feedback showed strong support for:

  • improving the playground, including waterplay elements
  • improving the appearance of the park
  • providing more for people to do
  • providing toilets, more shade, and fitness equipment
  • more opportunities for sport, cultural activities, picnic areas and barbecues.

The top three community priorities for Thrush Street Park were playground improvements, picnic areas and water play.

Council thanks the Inala community for their feedback on this project and how we can connect people and places for current and future generations. Community feedback will continue to be considered for any future park upgrades.

Project details

In line with the above community feedback, the Thrush Street Park playground will be upgraded with new equipment and play elements including:

  • a flying fox structure
  • a spinner, group rocker, swings and stepping stones
  • an elevated play structure with slides, climbing and ground activities
  • musical play elements and interactive panels with games
  • a creek feature with a hand water pump
  • a misting forest with interactive water sprayers.

Council has incorporated community feedback into the project design wherever possible, having regard to the site constraints and available project funding.

Download the Thrush Street Park playground upgrade concept plan (Word - 1.3Mb).

Project timing

Works to upgrade the playground are anticipated to start in late November 2021. 

Construction will occur between 6.30am-6.30pm, Monday to Friday. Some occasional Saturday works may be required.

Construction impacts

The existing playground will be temporarily closed to complete the works and to enable construction to proceed safely. Fencing will be erected around the work site. Safe pedestrian access will be maintained around the work site at all times.

Works will generally involve earthworks, concrete works, landscaping and installation of new park infrastructure.

Council has identified three trees will need to be removed to safely complete the works. Tree removals have been assessed in accordance with Council's Natural Areas Local Law and will be carried out in accordance with the relevant environmental guidleines. A project arborist has been engaged to ensure the park trees are protected during construction and continue to thrive post construction. At least three trees will be planted to offset the tree removal.

Residents, businesses and park users in close proximity to the works may experience some noise and dust during the works. Council will use environmental controls and is committed to minimising the impact of the works on the community as much as possible. Council thanks local residents and businesses in advance for their patience during these works.

More information

For more information about the Thrush Street Park playground, 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.
Last updated: 3 November 2021
Topics: inala

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