Brisbane City Council is working with the local community to revitalise the Coorparoo Junction neighbourhood shopping precinct along Old Cleveland Road and Cavendish Road, Coorparoo. This is part of the Village Precinct Projects (VPP) program and Council's commitment to create a city of vibrant neighbourhoods.
We are committing up to $1 million to the improvement project, which aims to:
- enhance the amenity, connections and safety for residents and visitors to the neighbourhood centre
- contribute to and encourage local economic growth
- increase the community's sense of place and pride in this neighbourhood centre.
Community consultation and engagement:
The local community was encouraged to become involved in the planning for the improvements to the Coorparoo Junction precinct by providing feedback on the proposed opportunities plan.
During October 2021, Council released an opportunities plan containing potential improvements for the precinct, based on your ideas and suggestions from our first stage of consultation in May 2021. The community highlighted the following key areas for improvement:
- Streetscape / public realm
- Road / pedestrian safety
- Street trees / landscaping
We invited your feedback on the opportunities plan through a project information kiosk and online survey. Community consultation on the opportunities plan closed on Sunday 24 October 2021.
Thank you for sharing your feedback, this has informed the development of the final improvement plan for the Coorparoo Junction Village Precinct Project.
The works aim to improve traffic safety and pedestrian access and improve the appearance of the precinct with landscaping, footpath upgrades and new street furniture.
Works will include:
- pavement upgrades to improve pedestrian accessibility, amenity and safety within the precinct
- upgraded kerb ramps and new tactile ground surface indicators
- new garden bed planting and street trees
- new street furniture including custom seating
- conversion of Tarlina Lane into a shared zone to improve pedestrian safety and amenity
- creative works along Tarlina Lane including road and pavement surface treatment artwork.
Tarlina Lane creative outcome - New Bloom (2022):
A local artist, Chantel Fraser was engaged for the Tarlina Lane creative outcome on the surface treatment for the converted Tarline Lane shared zone.
New Bloom artwork reflects the essence of scattered garland as an imaginative hybrid garden for the community who traverse the laneway to stay, play and learn with the natural and build environment.
As part of the Tarlina Lane creative outcome, the artist collaborated with Coorparoo State School via an artist-led workshop held in late November 2021 that explored the creation of 'hybrid creatures' and made from recycled materials, trinkets that held memory and discarded textiles.
The visual and conceptual outcomes of the workshop informed the design of New Bloom, an artwork that responds to the project's curatorial framework 'Everyone's Home' developed by curator Sarah Thomson, which encourages a holistic view of what makes a home, from the perspective of people, plants, and animals.
Construction timing and impacts:
Construction is expected to begin late May 2022 and be completed by late August 2022, weather and site conditions permitting.
Access into and through the precinct will be maintained at all times. Retail and commercial amenities will remain open to visitors throughout construction.
The majority of works will be undertaken at night when traffic volumes are lowest to ensure the safety of pedestrians, motorists and workers, and to minimise disruptions.
Construction activities will generally be carried out from Sunday to Thursday, between 7pm-5am, with occasional Saturday works as required. Some day works may be required. Day works will be undertaken from Monday to Friday from 7am-5pm.
Properties in close proximity to the works may experience some construction noise, dust and vibration, however, every effort will be made to minimise the impacts on the local community. Especially noisy works, such as concrete saw cutting, will be completed prior to 10pm where possible.
Council is committed to keeping local residents and businesses informed of construction activities in their area and will provide advance notification of activities likely to cause disruption during the construction period.
View the Project Timeline via the link below:
For more information on the Coorparoo Junction Village Precinct Project:
Phone the project team on 1800 669 416 (during business hours)
Phone the project team on 07 3403 8888 (after hours)
Email the Project Team: firstname.lastname@example.org
City Projects Office
Brisbane City Council
GPO Box 1434
Brisbane Qld 4001.