By Juliano Oliveira
The first stage of Hanlon Park will be ready in May, Coorparoo Ward Councillor, Fiona Cunningham, has announced on her Social Media channels.
Stuck in the heart of Stones Corner, the park is going through a revitalisation process as the concrete drain is giving away to a natural waterway.
“A total of 462 trees and 43,000 other plants will be added to the park creating a new urban oasis for our community and revitalising Norman Creek,” Cr Cunningham said.
The informal car park on Cornwall Street is closed to accommodate construction facilities, vehicles, and equipment on site.
The Cornwall Street footpath remains open throughout construction. Traffic control will be in place at the site entrance to safely guide footpath users when construction vehicles are entering or leaving the site.
Brisbane City Council points out that the development will be essential for Norman Creek’s revitalisation. Residents will also find more recreational and social opportunities, and connectivity and accessibility within the park and local area will be enhanced.
Feedback sent by the residents showed that the preference is for relaxed, quiet park facilities at the corner of Junction and Myrtle streets, including seating and shade.
The population called for play elements for children aged 0-12 in the nature-themed play space.
The Hanlon Park project is part of the Norman Creek 2012-2031 Master Plan. The full scheme is expected to be completed by late 2021.