Carl Street Urban Common improvement project - Woolloongabba

Brisbane City Council is creating more to see and do in a clean and green Brisbane with a new urban common for Woolloongabba.

An urban common is a recreation park that provides a central, publicly accessible community gathering space. It includes infrastructure suitable for a range of formal and informal recreation activities. It is usually situated in urban settings and located with frontage or direct access to shopping centres, cafes and transport nodes.

Council is pleased to release the concept plan for Carl Street Urban Common to support growth in Woolloongabba. This new urban common is proposed for the corner of Tottenham and Carl Streets, adding to the more than 2100 parks across our city for the public to enjoy.


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

Concept plan released and trees relocated into the park

About the project

Carl Street Urban Common will be a green space on the corner of Tottenham and Carl Streets in Woolloongabba, located opposite the Buranda Village shopping centre. The new urban common will provide a shady, green space for the community to meet, relax and play.  

This project aims to make park improvements that fit with the community’s desires and values, as well as increase recreational opportunities for residents and visitors.

Project benefits

Initial community feedback received in late 2018 has helped shape and inform key features of the concept plan.

The concept plan aims to:

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

Green shady spots will allow local residents to enjoy the outdoors and there will be areas for recreational and community activities.

New proposed features include:

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

Council will retain 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.

Download the Carl Street Urban Common concept plan (Word - 881kb).

Council is undertaking detailed designs from mid to late 2019.

Tree relocation works

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.

Project timing

July 2019 Concept plan and community engagement completed
Mid-late 2019 Detailed design and relocation of trees into park
Early to mid 2020 Commence construction works

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:7 November 2019