New Farm Park improvement works - New Farm

New Farm Park, created in 1914, currently covers approximately 15 hectares of land, and is bounded by Brunswick Street and Sydney Street, New Farm. It adjoins the Brisbane Powerhouse arts precinct and the Brisbane River.

The park is heritage listed with a full citation in the Queensland State Heritage Register.

Council has completed additional works to improve accessibility and safety in New Farm Park.

Project summary

This table includes summary information about the New Farm Park improvement works.
Address New Farm Park, 1042 Brunswick Street, New Farm
Ward Central
Project outcomes Improved accessibility and safety in New Farm Park
Latest update

Project complete


About the project

The New Farm Park Improvement Works project is now complete. Construction fencing was removed and the area reopened to the public in late December 2021.

New Farm Park improvement works included:

  • improving active travel access (e.g. scooters, bicycles, walking) to New Farm Park by reopening the original Brunswick Street park entrance for active travel and pedestrian access only, along with the installation of bollards to replace the existing lock rail and improved lighting and signage.
  • improving access to and within a section of the internal ring road including:
    • an upgrade to the existing dedicated pick-up/drop-off area
    • two new pedestrian crossing points, including lighting for safety
    • new angled car parks, including accessible disability parking bays
    • path improvement works to improve accessibility and safety.
  • additional landscaping that complements the precinct's heritage.

Council would like to advise there were minimal changes to the current footprint of the New Farm Park ring road as a result of these works.

This project was jointly funded by the Australian Government and Brisbane City Council.

New Farm Park vision

Council is growing your Brisbane lifestyle by creating a shared vision for New Farm Park. Council will engage with residents and park users to reflect the unique identity of the park to inform a vision early to mid 2022.

More information

If you would like more information about the project, you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 884 681
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 outside of business hours
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    New Farm Park improvement works
    City Projects Office
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated: 10 January 2022
Topics: new farm

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