Funds Ready for Richlands and Inala Parks

Castamore Way Park Thrust Street Park Inala
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Brisbane City Council is moving forward with plans to develop or upgrade two parklands, located in Richlands and Inala, after the determination of the funds set for park recreation projects.

The Council’s committee for the environment, parks and sustainability revealed that nine suburban parks will be the priority, following a series of public consultations with residents in 2020.

In Richlands, a land area filled with just grass and trees will be turned into the Castamore Way Park. Located by the slope on Progress Road, Council has plans to level off the area to create a junior playground with plenty of green space for family picnics and trees for shade. 

A sandstone block will also be built as a retaining wall against the tree line sitting on the top of the site. There are also plans to create a tree grove, which will serve as the entryway to the new park. 

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In Inala, a series of refurbishing and refreshing will be undertaken on Thrush Street Park since its facilities are quite old. 

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Last year, Council conducted a study on the feasibility of these suggestions below from the residents: 

  • improve or install facilities such as picnic and barbecue areas, shelters and tables
  • create an area for informal sports games
  • improve pathways and connectivity in the park
  • upgrade the playground with new equipment
  • improve lighting
  • provide shade trees
  • improve park accessibility

Wade Fitzgerald, the Council’s manager for Major Projects and Asset Coordination, said that whilst there are many considerations for this existing park, the redevelopment’s focus will be on the larger playground. 

This site could soon get its very own interactive water play area for children to enjoy. The addition of a rock and pebble stream will provide young residents a nature-based playground.

Mr Fitzgerald said that Council is setting aside $2.2 million for the playgrounds, $2.7 million for the facilities upgrades, $5.8 park development and $3 million for maintenance. 

Apart from Richlands and Inala, these other Brisbane parks will also undergo development and upgrades:

  • Blackwood Street Park, Rochedale
  • Colmslie Beach Reserve, Murrarie
  • Gus Davies Park, Bald Hills
  • Grinstead Park, Shand Street Park, Corbett Street Park linking Enoggera, Alderly and Stafford
  • Keralgerie Park, Morningside