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Oxley Creek Transformation Master Plan

Council’s vision is to transform the Oxley Creek corridor - a 20km highly urbanised waterway from the Brisbane River to Larapinta - into a lifestyle and leisure destination. "The clarity provided in the master plan on the project and implementation steps sets this project above and beyond expectations, with a 20-year delivery timeline and revenue generating delivery model. The judges were impressed with the transferability for this project, and the economic delivery model as a blueprint for waterway regeneration to ensure viable outcomes." (Judges' Comments, 2019 PIA National Awards)

ClientOxley Creek Transformation Pty Ltd (wholly-owned subsidiary of Brisbane City Council)

LocationOxley Creek, Brisbane, QLD

Date2018

Award2019 Australian Institute of Landscape Architects Queensland - Award of Excellence for Landscape Management • 2019 Planning Institute of Australia National Awards for Planning Excellence: Commendation for Best Planning Ideas - Large • 2019 Queensland Minister's Awards for Urban Design - Commendation • 2018 Planning Institute of Australia Queensland Awards for Planning Excellence: Award of Excellence for Best Planning Ideas - Large • 2018 Australian Urban Design Awards, Shortlisted for Leadership, Advocacy & Research - City & Regional Scale

Council’s vision is to transform the Oxley Creek corridor - a 20km highly urbanised waterway from the Brisbane River to Larapinta - into a lifestyle and leisure destination. This Master Plan represents the first major milestone in achieving that vision. Prepared by Lat27 and Oxley Creek Transformation, it offers a contemporary blueprint for a regionally significant, multifunctional open space.

The Master Plan translates an ambition to make Brisbane one of the world’s top 10 lifestyle cities into practical action. Recognising the environment as central to our city’s liveability, it outlines projects and initiatives to revitalise our most urbanised waterway. Oxley Creek will be reimagined as an urban playground, economic incubator, environmental asset and an incredible new tourism destination.

Oxley Creek Transformation is committed to reducing the impacts of industry and development on the creek and its surrounds, embedding flood resilience into the corridor and growing its rich network of green spaces. Seeking environmentally-sensitive outcomes while transforming the corridor into a vast multi-use parkland and attracting investment to unlock its economic potential are key goals.

Read the entire master plan on the Oxley Creek Transformation website.

The Master Plan was awarded a National Commendation for Best Planning Ideas - Large at the 2019 PIA National Awards for Planning Excellence.

"The Oxley Creek Transformation Master Plan is an outstanding planning document that clearly exemplifies a large scale project. The judging panel felt that the project demonstrated originality, innovation, transferability and excellent engagement. This project acknowledges a clear distinction in areas that are included in the master plan which speaks to its transferability and innovation. Building on the hard work and commitment of waterway catchment groups, local councils, state and federal governments, this project has taken the master plan from just a plan, to a tangible waterway catchment revitalisation project.

The clarity provided in the master plan on the project and implementation steps sets this project above and beyond expectations, with a 20-year delivery timeline and revenue generating delivery model.

The judges were impressed with the transferability for this project, and the economic delivery model as a blueprint for waterway regeneration to ensure viable outcomes."

- Judges' comments, 2019 PIA National Awards