The southern end of the Wishart Community Park in Kavanagh Road will be upgraded with a playground facility, a bike path and a better carpark. Brisbane City Council announced that this project’s concept plan has been finalised after a public consultation in September 2019.
Work on the Wishart Community Park is expected to begin in early 2020 and it is one of 11 park and reserve improvement projects of the Council.
Among the improvements expected at this facility are a rubber path for the playground, sandstone for the block seating and retaining walls, and heaps of shaded trees. The playground itself will have new equipment for multi-play purposes for children from two to 12 years old, such as climbing equipment, cubby house, rockers, swings and spinners. The colours of the equipment will be matched to the natural environment and the adjacent Bulimba Creek.
Council has not announced the expected completion date of the park improvements. However, the community will be updated with more information once work begins.
Wishart Community Park Bikeway
Meanwhile, the construction of the Wishart Community Park bikeway connection near the playground site will begin on the 25th of Nov 2019. The work will continue until February 2020, weather permitting.
The new bike path will be three metres wide and will directly connect the southern end of the Wishart Community Park to the Bulimba Creek Bikeway network. Whilst 10 trees will be uprooted during this construction, Council will be planting 87 trees as a replacement once the bike path is completed.
During the construction phase, parts of the park will be fenced off for the safety of the public. For concerns on this project, locals may phone the project team at 1800 669 416 (during working hours) or the Council on 07 3403 8888 (outside of working hours).
Wishart Community Park covers of 4.4 hectares of the 12 hectares of land set in between Kavanagh Road and Maibry Street at the corridor of Bulimba Creek.