Brisbane City Council release vision for converting golf course to parkland

converting golf course to parkland -  Lake Barrambin - Brisbane City Council
Lake Barrambin | Image: Courtesy of Brisbane City Council

Brisbane City Council (Queensland, Australia) is converting the 18-hole golf course at Victoria Park into an iconic public parkland with something for everybody. The future Victoria Park will be more than double the size of the City Botanic Gardens and protect almost 45 hectares of green space.

Victoria Park will become a natural retreat, an urban park for adventure, discovery and reconnection.

converting golf course to parkland -  Cultural Hub - Brisbane City Council
Cultural Hub | Image: Courtesy of Brisbane City Council

A Cultural Hub will celebrate Brisbane’s heritage and natural environment. The park will feature native bushland pockets and waterholes where visitors can enjoy kayaking and swimming lagoons.

converting golf course to parkland -  Nature and Water Play Gully - Brisbane City Council
Nature and Water Play Gully | Image: Courtesy of Brisbane City Council

Architecture will mimic the landscape with suspended canopy walks and a tree house so visitors can connect with nature, day and night.

converting golf course to parkland -   Canopy Walk and Treehouse - Brisbane City Council
Canopy Walk and Treehouse | Image: Courtesy of Brisbane City Council

This prime inner-city location will include a community garden, giving visitors more to see and do.

It will be culturally authentic, celebrating the many layers of human contact with the landscape and the site’s significance to Aboriginal people.

The city has released the draft vision[pdf] for public feedback which will end in late April.

Images & Text: Courtesy of Brisbane City Council

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