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.

This new urban common on the corner of Tottenham and Carl Streets will add 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 has recommenced.

View the final concept plan in your preferred format:

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. It will include green, shady spots to have lunch and enjoy the outdoors, as well as areas for community activities.

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.

Community feedback received throughout 2018 and 2019 has helped shape and inform key features of the concept plan.

New features will 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.

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.

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 update

Construction works started in mid-April 2020 and shortly after Council encountered unexpected site conditions, which meant works had to be put on hold while investigations are undertaken. The site was secured during this time.

Council has now commenced remediation works at the construction site. We anticipate that construction works for the project will be completed in late 2020.

Project timing

Construction works started in mid-April 2020.

During construction, the majority of the existing park area will be unavailable to the public. Temporary access changes may be required to footpaths along Carl Street and Tottenham Street. Signage will be in place to safely direct pedestrians around the construction area.

There may be increased vehicle movement along Carl Street and Tottenham Street during construction. Short delays may be experienced as trucks enter and leave the site.

Works will generally take place between 6.30am and 6.30pm, Monday to Saturday. Residents and businesses in close proximity to the site may experience some construction noise and dust during the works.

Council is committed to minimising the impact of the works on the community as much as possible, and will provide advance notification of any out-of-hours activities.

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 September 2020