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Council has prepared an Opportunities Plan for the Park Road, Milton precinct, considering the existing site conditions and site investigation findings.
The plan includes the following considerations and proposed improvements.
Improvement option 1: Streetscape upgrades at the corner of Park Road and Gordon Street (adjoining Adam Smiddy Park)
To improve connection to Adam Smiddy Park, both visual and physical, Council is proposing to upgrade the interface between the streetscape and the park. This includes upgrading the footpath at the street corner of Park Road and Gordon Street to improve pedestrian accessibility and amenity. Additionally, the proposed park upgrade includes revitalised landscaping to garden beds, new street trees and furniture refresh to improve physical and visual amenity.
Example of a public realm upgrade at the streetscape interface of Adam Smiddy Park.
Improvement option 2: Park Road refresh
To improve precinct accessibility and physical and visual amenity, a declutter of the existing streetscape infrastructure is proposed, including but not limited to the decommissioning and removal of the existing bespoke bike racks and signage blades.
Existing street furniture proposed to be decommissioned as part of the VPP to improve streetscape and pedestrian amenity.
Proposed creative outcomes
Public art and creative outcomes enhance precinct character and identity and create a focal point for the community.
As part of the Park Road, Milton Opportunities Plan, Council has identified two creative outcome opportunities to reinforce Park Road's identity and character.
Improvement option 3: Precinct signage
The proposed precinct signage is located at the intersection of Coronation Drive and Park Road and is intended to be a gateway into the precinct. The proposed signage could be text based, large scale, brightly coloured and have both a day and night presence.
The precinct signage is proposed to be observed from various perspectives, including Coronation Drive, Brisbane River and West End, with the purpose of reinforcing Park Road’s identity and encouraging economic uplift within the precinct.
Examples of precinct signage.
Left: Dubai Design District wayfinding signage by Endpoint; Right: Cozumel, Mexico.
Improvement option 4: Placemaking markers
The proposed placemaking markers are located along Park Road (quantity and locations to be confirmed) and are intended to improve the precinct’s identity, provide a community focal point, and bring a playful element to the centre.
The placemaking markers could explore and celebrate local history, character, memory, meaning and creativity whilst also bringing beauty into the streetscape in an innovative way. The placemaking markers propose to integrate lighting, which will provide both a day and night presence along the Park Road streetscape.
Examples of placemaking markers.
Left and right: Julian Opie works, as exhibited at the National Gallery of Victoria in 2019.
Please note: the proposed creative outcomes require consideration of existing site conditions and vehicle and pedestrian sightline safety. Quantities and locations to be confirmed and those shown on the Opportunities Plan are indicative only.
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Council funds a Village Precinct Project to deliver improvements to a precinct's attractiveness, safety, accessibility and/or identity. These elements improve the commercial vitality of the precinct by creating:
- a beautiful precinct - high-quality, attractive public spaces that are accessible, safe and comfortable to walk through; spaces that encourage the local community to meet, linger and enjoy
- a precinct for people - streets that are inclusive and inviting places for everyone to shop, socialise and relax
- a sense of place - reinforcing the local character and pride, and creating distinctive subtropical spaces for local residents, businesses and visitors to connect with and belong to.
Expected improvements may include some of the following:
A uniform suite of furniture improves a centre's functionality and comfort. The standard suite includes new seats, bins, bike racks, drinking fountains and balustrades, where required. Unique street furniture is also delivered where appropriate.
Street trees and gardens
Planting street trees and garden beds provides shade and creates a 'green' buffer between pedestrians and vehicle traffic. Planting creates a colourful and pleasant setting for outdoor dining and an inviting place to meet, shop and socialise.
Creative outcomes enhance character and identity and create a focal point for the community.
Tailored activation events enhance the sense of place and ownership and may encourage local economic development by attracting the community and visitors to the precinct.
Minor civil works
Where required, new pedestrian medians, kerb ramps, tactile ground surface indicators and the realignment of kerbs can improve centre accessibility and safety.
Find out more about the Village Precinct Projects program.