Davies Park improvement project - West End

The final improvement plan for Davies Park, West End has been developed through consultation and feedback from the local community.

Summary

This table provides summary information on the Davies Park improvements project including address, ward, project outcomes and latest update.
Address Davies Park, West End
Ward The Gabba
Project outcomes Revitalise Davies Park to improve recreation opportunities and publicly accessible areas
Latest update

Final improvement plan is now available. View the plan.

About the project

Davies Park is a much-loved, six-hectare green space in West End. The park has been providing sport and recreation opportunities for the community for more than 100 years.

The proposed park improvements are part of Council’s commitment to keeping Brisbane clean and green, and making our liveable city sustainable for future generations.

The project will deliver park improvements that:

  • increase accessible green space
  • accommodate existing community lease activities in the park
  • promote a sense of community and celebrate its cultural heritage
  • increase the recreational use of the park.

Council is working closely with Southern Suburbs Rugby League Football Club, who have had a presence in the park for more than 100 years. The club has agreed to reduce their leased area to improve outcomes for the community. The additional area will increase green space and provide room for new park features, for the club and community to enjoy.

The final improvement plan captures community feedback on key features requested for Davies Park and provides a blueprint for future upgrades.

Funding this year will commence delivery on key elements of the plan, with progressive delivery of other elements in future years based on citywide priorities for park improvements.

Community consultation

Council have engaged with the community and gathered feedback on the proposed design. This was to ensure the park improvements align with community desires and values, and to appropriately prioritise the delivery of improvements.

Final improvement plan

The final improvement plan is now available. 

You can download the:

The new park features will include:

  • partial removal and reshaping of existing mounds and new green spaces created
  • new multi-use games area
  • upgrading the park roadway, including drainage
  • replacing sand area with gravel (future multi-use courts)
  • new shade trees
  • new toilet block with six cubicles.

These improvements will provide immediate enhancements, making this popular precinct more usable for residents and visitors to enjoy.

Project timing

The improvement plan for Davies Park was finalised in November 2018. 

The tender was released on 17 May 2019 and will close in late June.

Construction is expected to start in August or September 2019 and be completed in late 2019, weather and site conditions permitting.

Council is committed to keeping local residents informed of construction activities in their area and will provide advance notification prior to the start of construction.

More information

If you have any questions or would like more information, you can:

  • phone the project’s information line on 1800 884 681 during business hours
  • phone Council's 24-hour contact centre on 07 3403 8888.
  • email the City Projects team.
Last updated:23 May 2019