Nudgee Recreation Reserve improvement project - Nudgee

Brisbane City Council is pleased to release the draft concept plan for the Nudgee Recreation Reserve, Nudgee. The improvement project provides the community with more opportunities to enjoy Brisbane's beautiful climate and connect with family and friends in places that make our city great.

Project summary

This table provides project information for the Nudgee Recreation Reserve improvement project, including address, ward, project outcomes and latest update.
Address 290 Elliott Road, Nudgee
Ward  Northgate
Project outcomes An upgraded sport and recreation park
Latest update Council will use community feedback to inform the final concept plan for the project.

About the project

Council is giving the community more to see and do in a clean and green Brisbane by reestablishing a sport and recreation precinct at Nudgee Recreation Reserve.

The reserve has a long sporting history dating back to the 1940s, with evidence of cricket and football being played on the site. Improvements to the reserve will deliver much-needed sporting and recreation facilities in the area.

Council plans to meet the needs of various sporting organisations and local associations and clubs who have expressed interest in formal multi-use sporting fields and facilities for year-round use. The draft concept plan proposes to support sporting activities for touch football, soccer and cricket.

To complement the formal sporting fields, Council is helping residents keep active and healthy by proposing new outdoor fitness equipment, an all-abilities playground, dog off-leash area and perimeter walking/running/cycling path.

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Early site investigations

Nudgee Recreation Reserve has had various uses since the 1940s when it was used as an informal site for cricket matches. During the 1970s, the site was used for landfill for a two-year period. Sporting activities returned tot he site in the 1990s, after the landfill was closed, however were suspended after a short period as the fields were deemed unsuitable for use.

Council will be undertaking further investigations of the former landfill site from September 2019. This entails clearing vegetation dominated by invasive species. No significant trees will be removed and all works will be carried out in accordance with relevant environmental guidelines.

Community feedback

Council thanks the community for providing ideas to help shape the 'look and feel' of the final concept design for the Nudgee Recreation reserve improvement project. The online survey has now closed.

More information

For more information about the Nudgee Recreation Reserve improvement project, you can:

  • email the project team
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888
  • write to:
    Major Projects, Natural Environment, Water and Sustainability
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated:18 October 2019
Topics: nudgee