Colmslie Beach Reserve project - stage two

Brisbane City Council is pleased to announce that stage two park upgrade works at Colmslie Beach Reserve, Murarrie are now complete.

This project is part of Council's commitment to creating more to see and do in a clean and green Brisbane, with more opportunities to enjoy Brisbane's beautiful climate and connect with family and friends in the places that make our city great.

Project summary

This table includes project information for Colmslie Beach Reserve at Murarrie.
AddressColmslie Beach Reserve, 152 Colmslie Road, Murarrie
Project outcomesUpgrade Colmslie Beach Reserve to improve recreation opportunities for the community
Latest update

Stage two upgrade works at Colmslie Beach Reserve are now complete and areas of Colmslie Beach Reserve are re-opened for community use.

About the project

Council has undertaken upgrades at Colmslie Beach Reserve  to deliver priority works following community consultation and feedback on a park opportunities plan in 2019.

In October 2020, Council completed stage one works by installing two new three-bay picnic shelters in the open grass area closest to Colmslie Road. Each shelter is large enough to include three separate picnic tables with seating on both sides of each table.

Stage two works were undertaken from January to August 2023 and included:

  • upgrading the existing playground
  • artwork play sculptures (further details below)
  • revegetation planting
  • new pathways
  • seating and picnic tables
  • learn to ride track embellishments.

Playground artwork upgrade

As part of this project, Council installed new artwork play sculptures in the reserve's iconic playground, Colmslie Cove. These new sculptures upgrade existing play components and add exciting new play opportunities for children.

Building on the playground's Octopus' Garden theme, the new artwork minimises 'off the shelf' play and focuses on whimsical, bespoke artistic and landscape components. The new sculptures integrate water play and weave throughout the playspace, telling a powerful and imaginative story that delivers a unique play experience not found anywhere else.

Council sought feedback from the community to help choose an artwork concept design that best complements the existing playground theme and delivers multiple play opportunities.

Council received over 260 community votes, with more than 55% preferring local artist David White's concept design Colmslie Cove 2.0. Mr White also designed the original play sculptures for the Colmslie Cove playground.

More information

If you would like to find out more about the stage two works, 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: 18 August 2023
Topics: murarrie

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