Colmslie Beach Reserve project - Murarrie

Brisbane City Council is pleased to announce the completion of the early works program at Colmslie Beach Reserve at Murarrie.

This project is part of Council's commitment to create 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.
Address Colmslie Beach Reserve, 152 Colmslie Road, Murarrie
Ward Doboy
Project outcomes Upgrade Colmslie Beach Reserve to improve recreation opportunities for the community
Latest update

Investigation works late November to December 2020.
Early works construction is complete

About the project

Community consultation on a draft park upgrade opportunities plan was undertaken in December 2019. Community feedback received on the plan was supportive of the potential upgrades with the top three priorities being:

  • upgrading the existing play components
  • additional picnic shelters and seating
  • providing passive recreation opportunities at the beach.

Council thanks the community for their feedback. In response to the consultation which included a strong desire for more shelters to be installed, Council installed two new three-bay picnic shelters as part of the early works program.

The next phase of the project will focus on investigating delivery of the following elements:

  • extending native tree planting for shade and habitat
  • installing sculptures to extend play opportunities and upgrading existing play components
  • improving the connectivity of the reserve.

Download the Colmslie Beach Reserve upgrade current and future works plan (Word - 3.6Mb).

Council will be developing a detailed plan based on the potential improvements supported by the community and will provide the community with an update once a final plan of improvements for the reserve is prepared.

Site investigation works

Investigation works are required to progress planning for the next phase of park improvements.

These works will involve a small excavator, drilling rig and machinery to undertake soil sampling with approximately 12 boreholes within the playground area and 20 test pits in the open spaces to profile any contamination that may exist. As the extent and type of material under the park is unknown, workers will be taking a zero harm approach and will be wearing protective clothing, which is standard industry practice. Upon completion, the bore holes and test pits will be backfilled and compacted prior to leaving site.

Council does not anticipate any health risks to the community as a result of these works. All sample sites will be refilled and compacted to avoid any trip hazards. Air monitoring will be considered where necessary.

Construction works will take place Monday to Friday between 6.30am and 6pm. Works are expected to start late November and take up to two weeks to complete, weather and construction conditions permitting.

More information

If you would like to find out more about the early 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
  • write to:
    Colmslie Beach Reserve park upgrade
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.

If you would like to find out more about future upgrades in this park, email our parks team.

Last updated: 20 November 2020
Topics: murarrie