Milton Urban Common

Brisbane City Council is pleased to advise that construction for a new urban common park in Milton is now complete. The project construction started in May 2019 and was completed as scheduled in October 2019.

The much-loved inner-city suburb of Milton is evolving into a thriving urban hub for businesses and residents. To support growth in this area, the new Milton Urban Common park has been built on the corner of Manning Street and Railway Terrace in Milton, adding to the more than 2100 parks across our city.


This table provides summary information about Milton Urban Common including address, ward, project outcomes and latest update.
Address Corner of Manning Street and Railway Terrace, Milton
Ward Paddington
Project outcomes A new urban common park for a variety of uses
Latest update Project completed in October 2019

About the project

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

The Milton Urban Common project has created a new recreational green space and a place to promote a sense of community in Milton. The works have provided space for a variety of uses, including green, shady spots to have lunch and a grassy area for picnics and recreational activities.

The project  works included:

  • green open space
  • a large area of turf to allow flexible uses (e.g. informal play and recreation), framed by planting and feature seating
  • subtropical landscaping, including large feature trees and lush gardens
  • street furniture, public art, shad structures, drinking fountain, swing and lighting
  • new accessible paths to allow easy pedestrian travel
  • a new fully accessible toilet block to provide much needed public amenities.

View drone footage of the construction of Milton Urban Common below. Alternatively, watch this video on Council's YouTube channel.

Supporting information - video

The video shows drone footage highlighting the Milton Urban Common project construction phases.

The drone footage shows the whole of the park area which is located on the corner of Manning Street and Railway Terrace in Milton. It shows the different phases of construction at the park. Starting with an image of the completed park. Images then progress through start of construction with the park area fenced off and some excavation works, the structure being constructed for the toilet block in the top left corner, shelter area in the top right and corner shading area along the bottom left corner. It then shows each of the structures being built including the roof installations and the planting area being built along the bottom of the screen.

The images continue to progress and show the toilet block being constructed in the bottom left and corner shading area in the middle-right of the shot. It continues to show the footpath and planting works being constructed in between the structures and along Railway Terrace.

The images show the construction of seating around the swing area, tree installation in the top right of the shot and planting works along the top and left of the shot. Video drone footage of the overall park area, including trees being installed.

The video ends by showing the start of construction image, followed by an image of the completed project.

Project benefits

Milton Urban Common has delivered a space that:

  • increases accessible green space
  • promotes a sense of community
  • encourages recreational activity in our wonderful subtropical climate.

The Milton Urban Common project is part of Council's commitment to keeping Brisbane clean and green, making our city liveable and sustainable for future generations.

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 (after hours)
  • email the project team
  • write to:

    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001

Last updated:4 November 2019
Topics: milton