Murarrie Recreation Reserve: International Cycle Park project - Murarrie

Brisbane City Council is pleased to release a final concept plan for upgrades to the Murarrie Recreation Reserve that aim to establish the reserve as a destination premier international cycling and wheeled precinct — Brisbane's first cycle park.

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

Project summary
Address Murarrie Recreation Reserve, 1238 Wynnum Road, Murarrie
Ward Doboy
Project outcomes This project aims to deliver a space that establishes Murarrie Recreation Reserve as an international level criterium track, wheeled sport and recreation park offering a range of quality recreation opportunities and flexible community facilities.
Latest update Final concept plan

About the project

Council has developed a concept plan for future upgrades to the Murarrie Recreation Reserve – International Cycle Park. Council undertakes sport and recreation precinct plans in consultation with Council's community facility tenants and community users to ensure the optimal use of valuable community facilities and to inform the future investment, development and management of these sites.

Council sought community feedback on a preliminary draft precinct plan for Murarrie Recreation Reserve in mid-2019 to gather insights on how the precinct is valued and used by the community. An early outcome from this consultation was to upgrade the Vicki Wilson Playground area which was completed in 2020.

Following full analysis of the community feedback, technical investigtions into the proposed elements of the draft precinct plan, and further targeted consultation with key sporting groups, Council has now finalised the concept plan for future upgrades to the reserve.

Council proposes to deliver the upgrades in stages as per the table below.

This table includes staging information for the International Cycle Park project.
Stage Details
Stage 1
  • Replace the local cycling track with criterium tracks designed to Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) standards, incorporating a new 500 metre rollerblading/speed skating track.
  • Remediation works
  • New multi-purpose clubhouse catering for events
  • New safety fencing
  • New walkways, ramps and tree planting
Future opportunities (subject to future funding)
  • Learn-to-ride facility
  • Pump/BMX track
  • Picnic shelters and barbecues
  • Track lighting
  • Car park upgrade
  • Intersection upgrade
  • Dog off-leash area
  • Beginner mountain bike skills course

Download the final concept plan:

Project benefits

The reserve is a valuable community space and home to a range of sporting recreation and community activities. This project aims to deliver a space that:

  • establishes Murrarie Recreation Reserve as a metropolitan and international-level criterium track, wheeled sport and recreation park that offers a range of quality recreation opportunities and flexible community facilities
  • enhances the capacity of the facility to meet the needs of the sporting community and the recreation needs of reserve users and visitors
  • provides safe, well-designed walk and cycle links to ensure the reserve continues to attract high levels of use as a key active recreation destination.

The project aims to help users and residents keep active and healthy by developing flexible, innovative and sustainable facilities while ensuring accessibility and inclusion for everyone.

Vicki Wilson Playground upgrade

Early works undertaken in the Vicki Wilson Playground began in mid-May 2020 and were completed in August 2020. The works included:

  • new and improved playground equipment
  • a new adult seating area
  • improved lighting and shade
  • accessible paths
  • a resurfaced car park with new line markings on the parking bays and more car parking spaces.

Vicki Wilson Playground has reopened and car park access has been restored.

Council thanks residents and park vistiors for their patience while these important works were carried out.

Project timing

The project will now move into the detailed design, tender and approvals phase. Council anticipates construction on stage one to commence in late 2022, pending detailed project planning, approvals and budget. Future opportunities will follow, subject to future funding. 

Council will provide further details and updates to the community as the project progresses.

More information

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Last updated: 15 November 2021

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