Ed Devenport Skate Park upgrade - Lota

Brisbane City Council is pleased to advise that we will be replacing the Ed Devenport Skate Park, to ensure the local community and skate park users can continue to enjoy this important facility.  

Summary

This table provides summary information about the Ed Devenport Skate Park upgrade including address, ward, project outcomes and latest update.
Address Bowering Street, Lota
Ward Wynnum-Manly
Project outcomes Skate park replacement
Latest update Early works

About the project

The Ed Devenport Skate Park is located in Bowering Street, Lota, at the Ed Devenport Rotary Park. It was built in the late 1990s and has been a popular spot since its construction for skaters and park users.

In 2020, Council undertook an audit of skate parks across Brisbane and identified that Ed Devenport Skate Park required significant repairs to ensure its longevity. In 2021, Council received grant funding from the Australian Government to replace the skate park with a new design that will create improved recreational opportunities for the local community.

This project is fully funded by the Australian Government under the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure grant program.

Early works

Early works on the Ed Devenport Skate Park upgrade will begin in early November 2021 and will continue for approximately two weeks. These works are in preparation for the main works that will include construction of the new skate park.

The early works will include:

  • demolition of the old skate park and basketball half-court
  • some site clearing.

Works are expected to take place from 6.30am-6.30pm, Monday to Friday, with occasional Saturday works. Council will provide advance notification of any out-of-hours work.

During early works, the skate park will be closed to users and fencing will be erected around the work site. The footpath may be impacted during these works and detour signs will be installed. Vehicles will be able to access the park from Coolana Street and a traffic controller will be onsite during this period to ensure park users can safely move through the park.

Construction impacts

Council will make every effort to minimise environmental impacts during construction, however local residents, park users and businesses may experience dust impacts, construction noise, minor vibration and increased vehicle movements in the park.

In order to complete the works, up to four trees may need to be removed. A fauna spotter and arborist will be onsite to supervise works. Any tree removals will be offset with new tree plantings as per Council's environmental guidelines.

Consultation and new skate park

Consultation for the skate park opened in early October 2021 and ran for two weeks. During this time, the lcoal community and skate park users had their say on the elements included in the design and the placement of each element.

The skate park design is now being finalised and will be released to the community prior to the start of main works.

The timing for the new skate park will be announced in coming weeks.

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:
    Ed Devenport Skate Park upgrade project
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434 
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated: 5 November 2021
Topics: lota