What features are in the Hanlon Park concept plan?

The following features are proposed for Hanlon Park:
  • A naturalised waterway corridor through Hanlon Park, including saltwater and freshwater resilient vegetation.
  • New and upgraded pedestrian and cyclist pathways. 
  • Maintaining open grassy spaces and planting new trees to create shade and distinct areas within the ark.
  • New creative play spaces including an education trail and nature-themed play. 
  • A new small wetland in the southern section of Hanlon Park to create a rich biodiversity area, aid in improving water quality and provide visual amenity. 
  • An island and nature area adjacent to the small wetland to create a new place to reflect and relax. 
  • Formalised entry spaces and new park facilities including BBQs, seating and bike racks.
  • New creek crossings and a stepping stone crossing over the naturalised waterway.

What are the next steps of the Hanlon Park project?

The concept plan will now move into the detailed design and construction phases. Council will provide the community with an update on the final detailed design in late 2019. 

Construction is anticipated to commence in 2020, with more information to be provided to the community after the appointment of a contractor to deliver this exciting revitalisation project. 

How was the concept plan developed?

The concept plan was developed through community consultation in early 2018, including a co-design workshop, online survey and stakeholder meetings, as well as extensive technical investigations and community feedback on the draft concept in late 2018.

To see a summary of the community engagement phase for the Hanlon Park project, read the summary report here.

What is the Stones Corner Precinct – Hanlon Park project?

Council is planning revitalisation works for Hanlon Park in the Stones Corner Precinct, as part of the next stage of upgrades for the Norman Creek 2012-2031 Master Plan.

Hanlon Park is a large, open green space in the heart of Stones Corner that is being revitalised as a priority precinct of the Norman Creek 2012-2031 Master Plan. The Master Plan guides key initiatives to revitalise one of our city’s most urbanised catchments.

The park will be transformed into an attractive and versatile public space to support the growing Stones Corner Precinct – creating a vibrant urban oasis with more to see and do including walking, playing or relaxing and learning about our unique ecology. 

What is the Norman Creek 2012-2031 Master Plan?

Brisbane City Council's revolutionary Norman Creek 2012-2031 Master Plan aims to return the Norman Creek catchment to a more natural state and revitalise it to be an environmental and recreational asset.

The Norman Creek project covers an entire catchment of almost 30 square kilometres. It is the first whole-of-catchment urban water resources management project in Australia and will draw together all existing plans, ideas and rehabilitation activities to create a ‘big picture’ guide for the future of the catchment.

The Master Plan guides key initiatives to revitalise one of the city's most urbanised catchments and is committed to doing this by partnering with residents, business, industry, government and community groups.

What is the aim of the Hanlon Park project?

The Stones Corner Precinct – Hanlon Park project will deliver a space that:
  • revitalises Norman Creek, which runs through the park
  • enhances the environment with more trees and natural spaces 
  • increases recreational and social opportunities for residents and visitors
  • enhances connectivity and accessibility within the park and local area
  • boosts local economic vibrancy with a new place to relax and enjoy.

What features are proposed for Hanlon Park in the draft concept plan?

The following features are proposed for Hanlon Park in the draft concept plan:
  • A naturalised waterway corridor through Hanlon Park, including saltwater and freshwater resilient vegetation.
  • New and upgraded pedestrian and cyclist pathways. 
  • Maintaining open grassy spaces and planting new trees to create shade and distinct areas within the park.
  • New creative play spaces including an education trail and nature-themed play. 
  • A new small wetland in the southern section of Hanlon Park to create a rich biodiversity area, aid in improving water quality and provide visual amenity. 
  • An island and nature area adjacent to the small wetland to create a new place to reflect and relax. 
  • Formalised entry spaces and new park facilities including BBQs, seating and bike racks.
  • New creek crossings and a stepping stone crossing over the naturalised waterway.

Does the project impact flooding in the local area?

The draft concept design has undergone extensive flood assessments and technical investigations to ensure a non-worsening effect to flooding in the local area.

What is the underpass at Logan Road in Stones Corner?

Council will be constructing an underpass at Logan Road in Stones Corner as part of this project – similar to the access under Cornwall, Juliette and Ridge streets. This will provide alternative access under Logan Road to link with Gladys Street.

Due to the tidal nature of Norman Creek in Stones Corner, it will won’t be feasible to make this an all-weather access underpass. 

For more information about these investigations, please contact Council’s Transport Planning and Operations team on 07 3403 8888. 

What are the future opportunity areas identified on the plan?

As part of the Stones Corner Precinct – Hanlon Park project, Council has identified potential future opportunities in the area, including:
  • a potential future upgrade to the intersection of Logan Road and O’Keefe Street
  • a potential event space at existing parking on Lincoln Street.
  • a potential enhancement of the existing car park on Cornwall Street. 

Why isn’t a dog off-leash area included in Hanlon Park?

A dog-off leash area is not proposed as part of the concept plan for Hanlon Park due to the potential impact on the flow of water and debris through the park during potential flood events. The inclusion of dog watering bowls will be explored during the detailed design process. 

In mid-2018, Council constructed a new dog off-leash area in nearby Ekibin Park East, between Victoria Terrace and Ridge Street in Greenslopes. 

For more information about dog-off leash areas in Brisbane visit brisbane.qld.gov.au and search ‘dog parks’. 

What is the proposed Brisbane Metro laydown area?

A small section of Hanlon Park will be used as a construction zone to facilitate nearby works at the Buranda Busway station, as shown on the concept plan for Hanlon Park. This will occur from mid-2020 to late 2022. 

For more information, contact the Brisbane Metro project team on 1800 692 333 (during business hours), email metro@brisbane.qld.gov.au, or visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/brisbane-metro.