Brisbane’s looking towards a greener future, with the transformation of Victoria Park into an iconic destination that can wow current and future visitors and support economic growth for our city.
While we're having a hard time now, we can plan for the future with major projects like the creation of Brisbane’s biggest park.
The Victoria Park Draft Vision has something for everyone – from the active families looking to burn off some steam to the solo dreamers wanting to find their zen without needing to escape the city. There are plenty of breath-taking sights and experiences in the works that would make anyone go “wow!”, and all situated within a leafy greenspace.
But what exactly are the benefits of creating a standout new destination, and how will the future Victoria Park fit the bill?
Bringing the benefits to Brisbane
The Victoria Park transformation is not just great news for our Brisbane lifestyle. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner also believes it will lead to economic growth and add to our reputation as an outdoor city.
“Delivering more nature-based experiences within the city has the potential to build local pride, connections between residents and visitors, and global awareness of Brisbane as an appealing place to live, visit, study and do business,” he said.
Creating a must-do destination
Take a peek at the Draft Vision and you’ll see Victoria Park will have something for everyone seeking a uniquely Brisbane experience, with new public transport and active travel options making it easier than ever for visitors to get there and explore.
Young families will be captivated by the Nature and Water Play Gully, where kids and adults can splash around in naturalised waterholes nestled in the heart of the city. Adventurous backpackers can swing through the trees on a high ropes course or kayak over the new recreational lake, while history lovers can learn about our city and culture at the new Cultural Hub.
Anyone with an appreciation for nature will get a thrill from exploring recreated wetlands on new discovery trails or taking in the landscape from above on a sky-high canopy walk.
Locals and visitors will be able to taste local produce from the urban farm, or discover art installations, festivals and open-air entertainment together. After a day of exploring, you can look forward to unwinding over dinner and drinks at the lively hilltop entertainment precinct.