Gasometer Park activation - Newstead

Gasometer Park, Newstead is owned and managed by Brisbane City Council and a framework has been developed to guide activation in this public space. The activation framework will help Council provide more opportunities for residents to enjoy Brisbane's beautiful subtropical climate and connect with family and friends in open spaces that make our city great, whilst also considering the unique location of Gasometer Park. The framework will be trialed for 12 months in 2022.

About Gasometer Park

Gasometer Park is defined as a District Recreation - Urban Common area with a Special High Profile classification. This means it will provide a variety of functions from quiet respite, informal recreation to carefully planned events. Council plans to allow the park to support temporary activations (such as markets, movies, and light shows) for the benefit of the community, whilst also ensuring the preservation of heritage values and appropriate asset management.

Gasometer Park is situated in a mixed-use (inner city) area within the Newstead and Teneriffe Waterfront Neighbourhood Plan, which is defined as an integrated community of residential, shopping, business and employment activities located around parkland.

Consultation and investigations

Community consultation was conducted by Council to understand the local community's expectations and concerns about activation of the park by Council and others. The community supported a continuation of events in the gasometer subject to consideration of noise, restricted access and car parking congestion.

A noise audit of the park found that background noise is consistent with a mixed-use (inner city) park area surrounded by residential, commercial and light industrial land uses.

Activation framework trial

To enable activation of the park, Council has developed an activation framework. This framework will guide park use proposals, event assessments and approval conditions on a trial basis for 12 months from 1 Feb 2022.

The Gasometer Park activation framework includes:

  1. Operating times
  2. Tiered activation framework limits:
    1. noise limits
    2. frequency
    3. duration
  3. Site and design solutions
  4. Suitable event guide
  5. Additional conditions.

Download the Gasometer Park Activation: Community Guideline (Word - 148kb) for more details and a glossary of terms.

Last updated: 14 February 2022

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