Witton Barracks Park project

The Witton Barracks Park project at Lambert Road in Indooroopilly is being undertaken in stages. Upon completion, the project will establish the site for parkland and community use while preserving a corridor for the provision of future road infrastructure.

Summary

Address Witton Barracks, 9 Lambert Road, Indooroopilly
Ward Walter Taylor Ward
Project outcomes

This project will establish:

  • the site as a park
  • the site for community use.
Latest update

The installation of a new playground, shelter, additional picnic facilities and informal seating walls has been completed.

About the project

The Witton Barracks Park project is being delivered in stages. In late 2016, Brisbane City Council undertook site investigations and priority remediation works to secure the buildings within the former military site and prevent them falling into disrepair.

In 2017, Council provided an interim green open space on the site for community access. This involved establishing approximately 5000 square metres at the front of the Witton Barracks site (bordering Lambert Road) as green open space for enjoyment by the community.

In July 2017, Council sought the views of the community on a long-term vision for Witton Barracks. Council is giving careful consideration to the comments received from the public as the concept plan for the Witton Barracks site progresses.

In mid-2018, Council undertook maintenance works to the heritage buildings, including:

  • repair and repainting of joinery, gutters, fascias, soffits and roof sheeting
  • building the first picnic shelter and benches in the open space.

Project documents

You can download the project documents in your preferred format:

Playground installation works

Council is pleased to announce that a new playground and additional picnic facilities at Witton Barracks Park have been completed. The new facilities include:

  • a playground for children of various abilities and ages between 5-12 years old
  • an additional shelter
  • picnic facilities
  • informal seating walls.

The new playground reflects the site's military past in its colours and play equipment and includes an innovative design that conceals a secret message in Morse code for aspiring code breakers.

This upgrade is part of Council’s commitment to keeping Brisbane clean and green, by maintaining more than 2100 parks with more created all the time.

Council would like to thank local residents and businesses for their patience during these works.

Future stages

Council welcomes the community to provide feedback on Witton Barracks. The comments and suggestions that people have provided through consultation processes to date has helped Council refine the overall concept design for the Witton Barracks site.

It is intended that the various elements of the overall concept design will be delivered in stages and it is anticipated that further consultation will be undertaken in the future regarding the preservation and proposed use of the Witton Barracks buildings by the community. Future consultation may result in further refinement of the concept design for the site.

The Witton Barracks buildings are an important part of Brisbane’s heritage and are listed on the State Heritage Register. Any proposed uses of the buildings will need to be guided by suitably qualified professional heritage architects and subject to detailed assessment and approval under the appropriate legislation. This means that a firm timeframe for the use of the barracks buildings by the community cannot be given at this stage, although it is estimated that this process may take up to five years.

A timeframe for embellishing the Lambert Road precinct has not been set.

Register for updates

To stay informed about Witton Barracks Park and receive regular email updates, including future consultation, you can register your interest.

More information

If you would like to ask questions or find out more about the Witton Barracks Park project you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 884 681
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888
  • email cityprojects@brisbane.qld.gov.au
  • write to:
    Witton Barracks Park project team
    City Projects
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated:10 July 2019