Brisbane City Council delivered the first tranche of park enhancement works for Victoria Park / Barrambin 2022/23, following closure of the former golf course.

Early works focused on providing bespoke park furniture, shelters and landscaped picnic nodes in collaboration with Outside Assembly, Vokes and Peters, and Naturform. These nodes aligned with the Urbis-led Victoria Park / Barrambin Master Plan guiding principles of recognition, restoration and reconnection.

These strategically placed projects serve as a practical foundation for future park enhancements, improving accessibility and functionality.

Guided by innovation, cultural respect, and ongoing community engagement, the shelters and custom furniture palette reflect a commitment to sustainable practices. Blending culture and landscape aims to enhance community well-being.

Christopher Frederick Jones

Jury Citation (from 2024 AILA QLD Landscape Architecture Award for Civic Landscape):

“The project delivered bespoke shelters and furniture elements for this high-profile location.

Drawing inspiration from engagement with local groups and the partnership with the Traditional Owners and First Nations people, each shelter has been elegantly sited and detailed to integrate sympathetically into the broader landscape of the park and its surrounds, and to take full advantage of each location selected.

Collectively, the addition of these features contributes to visitor comfort and enjoyment of the park. Both the shelters and furniture display quality detailing and a high standard of finish.”