9th August, 2018 – Davies Park Upgrade – Members of KF have developed some further ideas on how to save the community garden in its current location at Davies Park. We have also added some ideas about what we want in our green park (seats/shelter/play/gardens/park stuff), since the BCC plan was bereft of any detail. You will find these latest ideas here.
If we don’t ask for the green park elements, council will spend all the money on roadworks and drainage (they estimate $800,000), and a toilet ($200,000). That leaves only 1.1 million for the park works!
The round park area in the plan is the same size as Bunpappa park, on the corner of Thomas and Vulture Sts, that cost 1 million so you see it will not spread to all the things they show, and to the things they don’t show.
We request that you all support getting an actual park and improving the community garden. Any money left after that, if any, can go to their infrastructure works.
The last consultation is this Saturday at the markets, 8-10.30 am, and online at the link given previously.
Please take the time to support these elements so we get what we have asked for ,in these years of waiting for a second park!
2nd August, 2018 – Davies Park Upgrade: The Brisbane City Council has made the sum of $2.1 million available for the upgrade of Davies Park. Details of this project can be found here. Council is currently seeking feedback from the community and you can give some of this feedback here or you can attend their stall at West End market between 8.00 am and 10.00 am on Saturday the 4th and 11th.
You can also view the response to the council’s proposal, from Kurilpa Futures green group, here and in diagram form below.
25th July, 2018 – The Greenspace Strategy for the Kurilpa Peninsula has been updated with the changes listed below. You can find the updated version here.
- The verge projects that have been undertaken
- A chapter on the gullies/biodiversity greenways (Appendix I)
- Davies Park update
29th November, 2017 – Davies Park Renewal – Brisbane City Council is seeking feedback on the Davies Park Renewal project. Local landscape architect John Mongard believes this project provides an important opportunity for an alternative community response.
- Village Green – John is proposing a Montague Road village green demonstrated in the diagram below. Kurilpa Futures supports John’s vision as the most effective use of limited funds.
- West End residents have until Friday the 1st December to provide feedback to council. You can use the interactive maps provided by council, or you can contact Davies Park Improvement Team directly on Ph: 07 3403 8888, or by emailing them at firstname.lastname@example.org
The vision of John and his team:
9th April, 2016 – Green Space Strategy for 4101 – Updated version – Prepared by local landscape architects John Mongard, Gavin Hardy, Alvin Kirby and Michelle Kirby-Brown.