Aspley Village Precinct Project Works Underway

In February 2019, significant works to refurbish and revitalise the shopping district at Gympie Road in Aspley have already commenced.

Now that the Aspley Village Precinct Project is underway, locals are looking forward to see the Brisbane City Council’s $5.9-million streetscape improvement project for Gympie Road.

To make the precinct safer and more accessible for both locals and visitors, the Council will upgrade the footpaths and will install a signalised pedestrian crossing upgrade on the road.

Other proposed improvements include a new streetscape furniture including seats, bins, bike racks and drinking fountains as well as unique seating including coloured urban stools and custom-designed seats.

To make the shopping precinct on Gympie Road more attractive, there will be public artwork and artwork murals, street trees for shade and garden beds as well as an Aspley welcome signage.

Artist impression of proposed works, inbound at 1331 Gympie Road (Photo Credit:

Construction will primarily take place between 7:00 pm to 5:00 am, Sunday to Thursday. The majority of works will be undertaken at night when traffic volumes are lowest to ensure the safety of motorists and workers, and to minimise disruptions to businesses.

While some daytime constructions will be required, the Council assured they will minimise the impact of works on the community as much as possible.

Depending on weather and construction conditions, works at Aspley are expected to be completed in November 2019.

About the Village Precinct Project

The Council launched the project in September 2018 to improve the precinct’s amenity and attractiveness. It is part of the Brisbane’s Future Blueprint that aims to create vibrant suburban centres for local communities.

Before proceeding with the project, the Council consulted Aspley’s local residents and business owners to find out what they want and the amenities they need for their local area.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk believes the Council’s delivery of Village Precinct Projects will help to rejuvenate and improve the amenity of Brisbane’s local retail villages.

“We have already seen significant improvements to the public realms at Chermside and New Farm and now Council is getting on with creating liveable places and welcoming neighbourhood centres for the local community and visitors to enjoy elsewhere across the city,” Cr Quirk said.

Cr Quirk said the Village Precinct Projects are all about supporting local businesses, driving economic growth in local retail areas and helping enhance the local identity of the areas.

“Delivery of new street furniture such as seating, bins, bike racks and drinking fountains as well as upgrading footpaths can dramatically change the accessibility and feel of a local shopping street,” he said.

To stay up to date on the Aspley Village Precinct Project, follow the Brisbane City Council website.

Aspley Village Precinct Project Soon to Commence this Year

The Aspley Village Precinct Project of the Brisbane City Council is all set for a 2019 launch after the project team’s presentation of their improved proposal.

In September 2018, the Council introduced this $5.9-million streetscape improvement project which aims to refurbish and revitalise the shopping district at Gympie Road in Aspley.  Its main objective is to boost local economic growth within the neighbourhood.

The project is part of  Brisbane’s Future Blueprint, which aims to create a city of neighbourhoods with vibrant, connected, and safe centres for both locals and visitors.

Initial Proposal

Aspley Village Precinct Project Draft
Photo credit: Brisbane City Council
Aspley Village Precinct Project Draft
Photo credit: Brisbane City Council

The initial improvements planned by the Council’s project team for the Aspley Village Precinct Project include:

  • Upgraded signalised pedestrian crossing on Gympie Road to secure safety in the area. This is still subject for final approval from the Queensland Government.
  • Upgraded footpaths for improved accessibility, maintenance, and visual amenity.
  • Realignment of existing pedestrian crossings and placing of additional cautionary tactile pavings on kerb ramps for improved safety.
  • Additional planting of trees and groundcover plants  for improved visual and physical amenities.
  • Additional street furnitures and public artworks for people to use and enjoy.

Community Consultation

The community consultation period was completed in September 2018. All the feedback and ideas given by the concerned members of the community were collected through an online survey and three community consultation sessions.

At present, the council is still developing its updated proposal as a response to the feedback given by the community. The new and improved proposal is expected to be released soon.

Aspley Gympie Road
Satellite View of Aspley Village Precinct Project. Photo credit: Google Maps

What’s Next

Onsite construction will follow after the presentation of the project team’s improvement proposal. With both time and weather permitting, it will be ideal for construction to begin early of 2019 and  be completed by the end of the year.

To ensure minimal disturbances occurring during the construction phase of the Aspley Precinct Project, the Council will conduct a consultation meeting amongst the businesses located in the shopping centre. By doing so, the Council also safeguards the shops’ access during their business hours.

Aspley Shopping Precinct to Get a $5.9 Million Upgrade

As part of the Village Precinct Projects, Brisbane City Council has invested $5.9 million for the revitalisation of the Aspley shopping precinct along Gympie Road.

BCC has already released the draft opportunities plan for the shopping precinct and is now seeking feedback from the community.

Aspley Village Precinct Project

The multi-million streetscape improvement project aims to enhance the strip of shops on Gympie Road, from Robinson Road West and Albany Creek Road, to Windrest Avenue and Gayford Street, Aspley.

Photo credit: Brisbane City Council

Upgrades to the precinct will include the following:

  • a signalised pedestrian crossing upgrade on Gympie Road, subject to final approval from the Queensland Government
  • footpath upgrades to improve accessibility, maintenance, and visual amenity
  • improving pedestrian crossing safety by realigning existing pedestrian crossings and adding cautionary tactile paving to existing kerb ramps where possible
  • tree planting to improve visual and physical amenity
  • groundcover plantings to new and existing garden beds to improve visual amenity
  • street furniture and unique seating to improve physical amenity and accessibility
  • public artwork to enrich local identity and express local culture.​

Community Consultation

Council will be working with the local community in improving the draft plans for the upgrades.

In fact, a community survey is currently available online where you can provide your feedback for the project. Council would like to hear your views on the Aspley neighbourhood centre as well as what it is about the local area that makes it important to you.

The feedback gathered from the community will significantly help in the creation of the improvement proposal.

Locals can send their feedback online until Friday, 28 September 2018.

Complete this short survey to provide your feedback.

Photo credit: Brisbane City Council

Next Steps

After the community consultation, BCC will prepare an improvement proposal and will have it on display in the Aspley shopping precinct in early 2019.

Once the proposal is approved, construction will begin in early 2019 and be completed by late 2019. Council will consult with each business in the shopping centre to make sure that minimal disruption occurs during construction. Furthermore, the Council will maintain access to every shop in the shopping centre during business hours.

The local community will then be invited to attend an event that will celebrate the completion of the project.

To learn more about the Aspley shopping precinct upgrade, visit the official Aspley Village Precinct Project page or contact the project team on 3403 8888.