Nudgee Waterhole Reserve reinstatement and upgrade project
Brisbane City Council is pleased to announce construction works for the Nudgee Waterhole Reserve reinstatement and upgrade project will begin in early November 2021.
Council is 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.
|Address||Nudgee Waterhole Reserve, 1186 Nudgee Road, Nudgee|
Reinstate park facilities impacted by the Gateway Upgrade North project and improve recreation opportunities for the community, including a new playground area
|Latest update||Start of construction|
About the project
Nudgee Waterhole Reserve is a park with sport, nature conservation and general recreation functions. The site has exceptional Aboriginal cultural heritage significance, containing archaeological relics and one of only two remaining intact Aboriginal Bora Rings in Brisbane. It also includes a spring-fed waterhole, picnic area, melaleuca forest with walkways, dog off-leash area, and sporting facilities with a clubhouse leased by Banyo Rugby League Club.
During the 2014-2019 construction works of the Gateway Upgrade North project by the Queensland Government’s Department of Transport and Main Roads, a portion of land was resumed from the southern end of Nudgee Waterhole Reserve. Car parks, a barbecue and picnic facilities were removed, as well as significant areas of vegetation. Following completion of the upgrade, the Department of Transport and Main Roads identified reinstatement as necessary and provided Council with funding for the works.
The Nudgee Waterhole Reserve project aims to reinstate these park facilities and vegetation. In addition, Council will be providing playground facilities for families with young children to enjoy. Council has consulted and will continue to engage with the Traditional Custodians to ensure that proposed works respect the cultural heritage values of the site.
This project is jointly funded by the Australian Government and Brisbane City Council.
- Nudgee Waterhole Reserve reinstatement and upgrade project - final concept plan 1 (Word - 4.89Mb)
- Nudgee Waterhole Reserve reinstatement and upgrade project - final concept plan 1 (Word - 927kb).
Nudgee Waterhole Reserve reinstatement and upgrade project will include:
- planting vegetation to create a green buffer between the Gateway Motorway and the reserve, and to provide shade for the users of the footpath along Nudgee Road
- installing a new picnic and barbecue facility
- installing a new nature-themed play area
- constructing new footpaths.
An Aboriginal component to highlight the cultural heritage significance of the site is being developed with completion anticipated by late 2021. This installation is jointly funded by the Australian Government and Brisbane City Council.
Cultural Heritage investigation works, undertaken by the Traditional Custodians, began in September 2021 and are now complete.
Construction will start in early November 2021 with anticipated completion by early 2022. Works will be undertaken Monday to Friday between the hours of 6.30am to 6.30pm with occasional Saturday works where required, weather and site conditions permitting.
The reserve will remain open with some areas fenced off to facilitate the works.
The removal of one tree is required in order to complete these works. A fauna spotter and arborist will be onsite to supervise works, and the tree removal will be offset with new tree plantings in accordance with Council’s environmental guidelines.
Council will make every effort to minimise environmental impacts during construction.
Pedestrians and park users can expect some low-level construction noise and dust, and temporary access changes during the works.
If you would like to find out more about the project, you can:
- phone the project team on 1800 884 681 during business hours
- phone Council on 3403 8888 outside of business hours
- email the project team
- write to:
Nudgee Waterhole Reserve reinstatement project
City Projects Office
Brisbane City Council
GPO Box 1434
Brisbane Qld 4001.