Brisbane International Cycle Park at Murarrie Recreation Reserve
Brisbane City Council is pleased to announce construction on the Brisbane International Cycle Park project at Murarrie Recreation Reserve has begun. This project is part of Council’s commitment to creating more to see and do in a clean and green Brisbane, and will improve the sport and recreation park at Murarrie.
|Address||1238 Wynnum Road, Murarrie|
|Project outcomes||Deliver an international standard cycling facility to Murarrie Recreative Reserve|
|Latest update||The Murarrie Recreation Reserve is now temporarily closed to establish the construction site and to start works on the Brisbane International Cycle Park.|
About the project
The Brisbane International Cycle Park project aims to establish the reserve as a premier destination for international cycling, enhance the capacity of the reserve to meet sporting and recreation needs, and provide the community with safe pedestrian access, and cycle links to the wider Brisbane bikeway network.
Once complete, the Brisbane International Cycle Park at Murarrie Recreation Reserve will support Brisbane’s cycling community in the lead up to and long after the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic games.
Located at 1238 Wynnum Road, the Murarrie reserve is home to existing facilities such as a 1.4 kilometre cycling track and small clubhouse, a skate park and basketball half-court, and a shared footpath and cycling track with links to Wynnum Road and the Bulimba Creek Bikeway.
From 2019 to early 2021, Council conducted community consultation on a draft master plan for the Murarrie Recreation Reserve. Following extensive community and targeted engagement including the Balmoral Cycling Club and Queensland Cycling, Council developed the final concept plan for the Murarrie Recreation Reserve. The final concept plan was released to the public in late 2021 and outlines the proposed phases of the overarching Murarrie Recreation Reserve project. The current scope for the Brisbane International Cycle Park project was identified in the overarching Murarrie Recreation Reserve concept plan, along with future opportunities.
In May 2020, following early community feedback, Council began early works on the Vicki Wilson Playground in the Murarrie Recreation Reserve. The project delivered a new and improved playground, seating area, and a resurfaced car park to the northern part of the reserve.
In late June 2022, Council lodged a Development Application for material change of use for Brisbane International Cycle Park project which was approved in late 2022.
The Brisbane International Cycle Park project at Murarrie Recreation Reserve aims to establish the reserve as a premier destination for international cycling, enhance the capacity of the reserve to meet sporting and recreation needs, and provide the community with safe pedestrian access and cycle links to the Brisbane wider bikeway network.
The Brisbane International Cycle Park project will deliver:
- international level criterium tracks and a 500-metre inline skating track
- a new multi-purpose clubhouse for events
- an upgraded car park which will formalise the car park and install up to 200 spaces, re-purposing the existing track to a multipurpose shadow track to allow for multiple recreational users and uses.
The works will also include new fencing, walkways, and plantings.
The new multi-level, multi-purpose clubhouse will be centrally located within the reserve and overlook the upgraded criterium and inline skating tracks. The clubhouse will be a two-storey, multi-use accessible facility and include:
- public amenities
- clubhouse change rooms and storage
- community space
- viewing terrace.
The car park is fully funded by the Australian Government. The new multi-purpose clubhouse is proudly funded by the Queensland Government’s South East Queensland Community Stimulus Program in association with Brisbane City Council.
Construction on the Brisbane International Cycle Park will begin in early 2023 with anticipated completion early 2024, weather and site conditions permitting.
Construction will be undertaken in stages:
- Mid-February 2023, the car park upgrade starts. The new car park upgrade will formalise the existing car park and increase the number of parking spaces up to 200. Th car park upgrade is anticipated to be completed by mid-2023, weather and site conditions permitting.
- End of March 2023, the international level criterium tracks, 500-metre inline skating track and multi-level clubhouse will commence construction. Anticipated completion by early-2024, weather and site conditions permitting. This part of the project will also upgrade, where required, the existing cycle track around the perimeter of the Murarrie Recreation Reserve to become a multipurpose shadow track, to allow for multiple recreational users and uses.
Works will generally take place between 6.30am and 6.30pm, Monday to Saturday.
Council is committed to keeping residents informed of constructions activities in their area and will provide advanced notification of activities likely to cause disruption during the construction period.
What to expect before and during construction
From mid-February 2023, the community can expect to see activity within Murarrie Recreation Reserve as Council’s contractor establishes site in preparation for the start of construction.
The preparation will include:
- the closure of the reserve, including the car park, skate park, basketball half-court, and ancillary facilities
- establishing site fencing to outline and enclose the work site
- establishing site offices within the fenced area
- installing appropriate signs and detours, where required.
During construction of the Brisbane International Cycle Park project, the community can expect:
- Bulimba Creek Bikeway to remain open with the connection between the bikeway and Murarrie train station maintained throughout construction.
- Wynnum road connection (closest to Northcliffe Street), along the Avenue pathway section of the reserve, will remain open during construction.
- Northcliffe Street bridge connection to the Avenue pathway section of the reserve, will remain open during construction.
- Some localised closures of the paths and bikeway from time to time. During these closures, Council will ensure diversions are in place and a traffic controller is on site to guide you through these detours.
- You may also experience noise, odour and dust during construction.
Council has identified approximately up to 43 trees that will need to be removed. Any vegetation impacts will be offset in accordance with Council policies and relevant legislative requirements. In this instance, the project will undertake landscape planting which will include 122 native trees and 18,223 low shrubs and groundcovers.
Council and our contractors always endeavour to employ best working practices, with equipment used fitted with features designed to supress dust and airborne material. Unfortunately, as is the nature of construction, from time-to-time dust, odour, noise and other temporary inconveniences cannot always be fully mitigated.
Council thanks you for your patience while we complete these important works.
As part of the Brisbane International Cycle Park, night works need to take place along Wynnum Road outside the Murarrie Recreation Reserve for electrical works.
Works will take place between 7pm to 5am Sunday 26 March to Friday 31 March 2023, weather and site conditions permitting. Works require us to temporarily close lanes under traffic control and trench across Wynnum Road to lay electrical services, however works will be made safe and all lanes opened for the morning commute.
No night works will take place over the Easter long weekend, however night works will re-start on 7pm Monday 10 April 2023 to 5am Saturday for approximately two weeks. Works will take place on Monday to Friday nights.
Residents should expect noise, dust, vibration and temporary lane closures while we complete saw cutting, rock breaking and vacuum excavation works. Where possible, noisier tasks will be undertaken earlier in the shift.
For safety reasons, reversing beepers and flashing lights will be used at all times while we complete these works. Those travelling through the site should follow the direction of traffic controllers.
We thank you for your patience and cooperation during these works. If you have any questions or would like to sign up to receive these updates via email, contact the project team on 1800 669 416 (during business hours) or email city projects team. After hours, call Council’s 24-hour Contact Centre on 3403 8888.
For more information
To find out more about the Brisbane International Cycle Park:
- call the project team on 1800 669 416 (during business hours)
- call Council’s 24-hour Contact Centre on (07) 3403 8888
- email project team
- write to
Brisbane International Cycle Park
City Projects Office
Brisbane City Council
GPO Box 1434
Brisbane QLD 4001