Milton Urban Common

Brisbane City Council advises that construction for a new urban common park in Milton started in May 2019 and is anticipated to be completed in late 2019, weather permitting.

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, a new urban common park is being built on the corner of Manning Street and Railway Terrace in Milton, adding to the more than 2100 parks across our city.

Summary

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

Construction commenced May 2019.

View the final concept plan:

View the project newsletters:

About the project

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

The park will be able to be used for all kinds of recreation, from fitness to relaxing with a picnic; with the inclusion of green shady spots to have lunch, feature seating walls, sheltered tables and ample open space for recreational activities.

The works will be undertaken in stages, with the first stage of works proposing to deliver:

  • green open space
  • a large area of turf that will allow flexible uses, such as informal play and recreation, and will be framed by planting and feature seating.
  • subtropical landscaping, including large feature trees and lush gardens
  • seating walls and a sheltered area with bench seating and tables
  • new accessible paths to allow easy pedestrian travel
  • a new fully accessible toilet block to provide much needed public amenities.

Based on community feedback and site investigations, features that have been incorporated into the concept plan include:

  • a swing to replace the table tennis table
  • an additional shade structure
  • public art
  • a drinking fountain with a dog water bowl
  • additional large tree plantings
  • increased garden space, reducing the amount of pavement.

The park area is located on the corner of Manning Street and Railway Terrace, Milton. The land was acquired by Council in 2014 after the Milton Station neighbourhood plan was developed, and the space is currently a turfed area. The creation of Milton Urban Common will take place in stages.

Future stages of works will expand the park area by closing a small section of Manning Street, as detailed in the Milton Station neighbourhood plan. Council will work closely with the community to plan and deliver this work in future years.

Project benefits

Milton Urban Common will deliver 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.

Project timing

This table outlines the project timing for Milton Urban Common.
Early 2018 Community feedback on the concept plan for the first stage of works was collected via an online survey and information kiosks.
Mid-2018 The final concept design announced to the community.
May 2019 Construction started.
September 2019 Works due to be completed in September 2019, weather permitting.

Artist impression of Milton Urban Common

View the Milton Urban Common project artist impressions as a slideshow, or view the photos individually as part of Council's Flickr account.

View 1 – Artist impression – Milton Urban Common

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:31 May 2019
Topics: milton