Have Your Say About This Upper Mt Gravatt Village Precinct Project!

Don’t miss this opportunity to have your say! The Lumley Street, Upper Mt Gravatt Opportunities Plan is aimed at improving this neighbourhood shopping precinct and feedback is welcome until 20 February 2022.

As part of the Village Precinct Projects program, Council is proposing the revitalisation of Lumley Street whose opportunities plan has been released for community feedback beginning 31 January 2022. 

The $600,000 Lumley Street, Upper Mt Gravatt Precinct improvement project includes the following considerations and proposed improvements:

  • sections of footpath upgrade to improve accessibility, safety and amenity
  • street greening including street tree planting to improve visual and physical amenity, and to reduce the urban heat island effect
  • groundcover plantings to new and existing garden beds
  • inclusion of new unique seating and standard Council street furniture
  • creative placemaking outcomes, including creative lighting.
Photo Credit: Brisbane City Council / https://yoursay.brisbane.qld.gov.au

Council plans to release the final improvement plan and construction information beginning mid to late 2022 with construction slated to commence from early 2023.

The public is invited to have their say through any of the following means:

  • Online by reading about the proposed improvements below, then completing the short feedback survey by 11:59 pm Sunday 20 February 2022.
  • Request a call back from the project team to discuss the project further.
  • Emailing the project team 
  • Phoning Council on 3403 8888.

About the Village Precinct Projects

The $10 million Village Precinct Project is a Council initiative aimed at improving the public realm and revitalising local shopping precincts through tree planting, footpath upgrades, street furniture and groundcover planting, among others.

Some of the precincts that underwent improvements under the VPP program include Ainsdale Street Village, Aspley Village, Biota Street Inala Village, Darra Village Precinct and Gaythorne Village Precinct.

Projects currently in the pipeline include:

  • Aminya Street Mansfield Village Precinct Project – $1.3M
  • Ashgrove West Village Precinct Project – $3 million
  • Coorparoo Junction Village Precinct Project – $1 million
  • Martha Street Camp Hill Village Precinct Project – $1 million
  • Paddington Terraces Village Precinct Project – with funding support from the Australian Government
  • Park Road, Milton Village Precinct Project – $500,000
  • Sandgate Road Boondall Village Precinct Project – $1 million

Thieves Eyeing Parked Cars in Upper Mt Gravatt Area

Car owners parking in the Upper Mt Gravatt area are being warned as about 104 vehicles have been broken into by opportunist thieves since January, South Brisbane District Crime Prevention Unit reported.

Senior Constable Vernon Wootton said that opportunist offenders are recently targeting parked vehicles “trying doors or smashing windows and rifling through consoles and glove compartments to obtain money and valuables.”

The reported 104 vehicles that were targeted either had property stolen or there were attempts to steal the vehicle.

To prevent these offences, police urges car owners parking in the Upper Mt Gravatt area to observe the following:

  • Lock your car and roll up windows even if parked on the street, in a secure garage or in the driveway
  • Remove all valuables, including purses, cash, wallets, mobiles, bags, briefcases or other electronic items. If valuables are to be left in vehicles secure them out of sight
  • Don’t leave personal documents in your vehicle. Stolen documents may be used to commit fraud in your name
  • Consider fitting an alarm, immobiliser or other security device
  • Never leave spare house, car or business keys in the vehicle
  • Keep garage, vehicle access or gate remote controls out of sight or remove from the vehicle and keep on your person
  • Consider fitting one-way registration plate screws readily available at motor vehicle supply stores.

Contact Policelink on 131 444 to report any crime or provide information using the online form.

You can also report about a crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au.