Works have started on the second stage of the Walton Bridge Reserve transformation, as part of Brisbane City Council’s $73 million investment to deliver new and exciting lifestyle and leisure opportunities in suburban parks across the city.

Local Councillor Steve Toomey said Council’s upgrade would greatly enhance the area and encourage more people to head outdoors and enjoy The Gap’s clean and green lifestyle.

“Walton Bridge Reserve is an important asset in the community, providing a vibrant space for people to head outdoors and enjoy their surroundings in the comfort of their local area,” Cr Toomey said.

“It’s also an important natural area in The Gap, and Council is ensuring it continues to be an idyllic piece of paradise by providing new picnic facilities, an all-abilities playground, a new barbeque as well as upgrades to the car park.

“Council has been working closely with The Gap RSL on the second and final stage of the upgrade, which will include the relocation of the memorial and improving access for people of all ages and abilities.

“Works will also include the installation of amphitheatre seating and defining the Remembrance Precinct by planting trees and garden beds to add to ensure the Reserve remains a special place of remembrance for many years to come.”

Cr Toomey said the Walton Bridge Reserve upgrade was delivering on his election commitment to create more to see and do in the local area.

“The Gap Residents’ Association and local residents had a huge input into the final design of the upgrade, and I thank everyone for working with me to achieve an outcome that will be loved by the whole community,” he said.

“This upgrade was a promise made to my residents as part of my 2016 re-election campaign, and it is fantastic to see this commitment coming to fruition.

“Walton Bridge Reserve is an important asset in the community and Council will also ensure works will not impact the natural environment, while also revegetating the Fish and Enoggera Creek area as part of the project.”

Works are expected to be completed prior to Remembrance Day 2018. For enquiries or more information please contact The Gap Ward Office on 3407 1900.