Carl Street Urban Common improvement project - Woolloongabba

Brisbane City Council is pleased to announce that the Carl Street Urban Common improvement project is now complete.

Carl Street Urban Common, on the corner of Tottenham and Carl Streets, Woolloongabba, has added to the more than 2100 parks across our city for the public to enjoy.


Address Tottenham Street and Carl Street, Woolloongabba
Ward Coorparoo Ward
Project outcomes A new urban common for Woolloongabba.
Latest update

Construction complete.

About the project

Carl Street Urban Common is a green space on the corner of Tottenham and Carl Streets in Woolloongabba, located opposite the Buranda Village shopping centre. It includes green, shady spots to have lunch and enjoy the outdoors, as well as areas for community activities.

This project has made park improvements that fit with the community’s desires and values, as well as increased recreational opportunities for residents and visitors.

Community feedback received throughout 2018 and 2019 helped shape and inform key features that were included in the Carl Street Urban Common.

New features include:

  • a new toilet block
  • a sheltered picnic area
  • a barbecue
  • new shade trees
  • an all-activities area featuring multi-use structures for fitness, recreation and play.

In August 2020, Council asked the local community to vote on a design for the new climbing wall in the all-activities area. Council is pleased to advise that the ‘Native flora, fauna and “backyard” feel’ design received the most votes, and this artwork is now featured on the climbing wall.

The artwork highlights the importance of Carl Street Urban Common as a place for residents to engage with nature and with each other. It features native plants and animals from the area.

Council has retained the existing park access pathway and the much-loved park features including a community orchard with mature macadamia, grapefruit and frangipani trees, and existing shade trees.

Thirteen kauri pines were relocated to the Carl Street Urban Common project area in September 2019.

Council relocated the trees from Outlook Park, an area in Dutton Park designated for construction activities as part of the Cross River Rail project being delivered by the Queensland Government.

More information

If you would like to find out more about the project, you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 669 416 during business hours
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 outside of business hours
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    Carl Street Urban Common project team
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated: 10 December 2020