Powerhouse Park dog off-leash area (dog park) upgrade - New Farm

Brisbane City Council is committed to creating more to see and do in a city that's clean and green. This includes improving the experience for the users of the Powerhouse Park dog off-leash area (dog park) at New Farm. Council is maintaining more than 2100 parks across the city with more created all the time.

Project background

Powerhouse Park dog off-leash area is one of the city's most popular facilities. Together with its high use, trees heavily shading grassed areas have created maintenance issues, especially dust and exposed dirt. Community feedback indicated users and local residents area keen to see the dog off-leash area restored. Council is going to refurbish the dog off-leash area, with works taking place from August until early November 2019. Design is in the final stages.

About the project

It is proposed the project will involve:

  • closing one entrance to limit impacts on nearby residents
  • installing new seats
  • removing a small shelter 
  • carrying out turf remediation
  • installation of a porous rubber surface under trees
  • bench seating
  • irrigation.

A small, temporary dog-off leash area will be created within Powerhouse Park during the work.

Project benefits

The Powerhouse Park dog off-leash area is a valued open space for dogs and dog owners to interact. The New Farm area, like many inner-city suburbs, includes areas of high population density with pet-friendly conditions. The park is a popular destination, attracting many local dog owners as well as dog owners from across the greater Brisbane region. The project will rejuvenate one of Council's longest established parks and reduce the impacts of use of the dog off-leash area on local residents.

Have your say

Have your say on the Powerhouse Park dog off-leash area upgrade with our online feedback form.

Project timing

The table shows the project timing for the Powerhouse Park dog off-leash area upgrade.

The table includes project timing information for the Powerhouse Park dog off-leash area upgrade.
Month Project milestone
July 2019 Council will communicate with users and residents regarding the draft dog off-leash area upgrade plan
August 2019 Upgrade of the dog off-leash area will commence
Early November 2019 Upgrade of the dog off-leash area will be completed and the area will be reopened

More information

For more information about the Powerhouse Park dog off-leash area upgrade, you can:

  • email the project team 
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888.
  • write to:
    Brisbane City Council
    Asset Services - Branch Manager's Office
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.

 

Last updated:5 July 2019
Topics: new farm