Murarrie Recreation Reserve upgrade project

Brisbane City Council is pleased to advise early works for the Murarrie Recreation Reserve upgrade project in Murarrie are expected to start in mid-May 2020 and be completed by late 2020, weather and construction conditions permitting.  

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 Murrarie Recreation Reserve, 1238 Wynnum Road, Murrarie
Ward Doboy
Project outcomes Delivering new playground facilities, shaped by the local community, to provide family-friendly opportunities for activity and relaxation in the Murrarie Recreation Reserve
Latest update Construction started in mid-May 2020 and is expected to be completed by late 2020, weather and construction conditions permitting.

About the project

Early works in the Vicki Wilson Playground area in Rawlinson Street, Murarrie include installing:

  • new and improved playground equipment
  • a new adult seating area
  • improved lighting and shade, and
  • a car park area upgrade including provision for accessible car parking spaces.

Some of the existing infrastructure being replaced in the park will be relocated to other Council parks.

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Community consultation

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 the Murarrie Recreation Reserve including the area in and around the Vicki Wilson playground in mid-2019. This feedback was incorporated in the preliminary draft precinct plan [link to final concept plan Word document above]

For more information about sport and recreation precinct planning for the Murarrie Recreation Reserve, you can phone Council on 07 3403 8888 or email the project team.  

Council thanks the community for providing feedback on these plans.

Project timing

Construction works will generally take place Monday to Friday from 6.30am to 6.30pm. Where Saturday works are required, works will take place between 8am and 1pm.  Works started in mid-May and are expected to be completed in late 2020, weather and site conditions permitting.

Construction impacts

Properties close to these works may experience some construction noise, dust, vibration and increased truck movements. Due to workplace health and safety requirements, reversing beepers cannot be switched off.

During construction, the Vicki Wilson Playground will be closed, and car park access will be temporarily unavailable. Please seek alternative parking. The nearest playgrounds are a small one on the opposite side of the Reserve and the Central Park playground at 11 Calliope Circuit, Murarrie.

Council will ensure pedestrian access to the park is maintained. Where required, Council will ensure appropriate signage and traffic control measures are in place to safely direct park users around the works area.

Council will also need to remove three trees which were found by an independent arborist to be in poor condition.

All work will be carried out in accordance with the relevant environmental guidelines. A fauna spotter and catcher will be on-site to relocate any fauna prior to tree removals. Vegetation impacts will be offset in accordance with Council policies and relevant legislative requirements and re-planting will occur as part of the project.

Council is committed to keeping the community informed of construction in the area and will provide advance notification for any major impacts, out-of-hours activities, and if any further tree removals are required.

Council would like to thank you for your patience while we upgrade your park. We apologise for any inconvenience these works may cause and will make every effort to keep this to a minimum.

More information

If you would like to find out more about this project, you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 669 416 (during working hours)
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 (outside of working hours)
  • email the project team 
  • write to:​
    Murarrie Recreation Reserve upgrade project
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.

For more information about sport and recreation precinct planning for the Murarrie Recreation Reserve, you can phone Council on 07 3403 8888 or email the project team.

Last updated:21 May 2020