Mirvac has opened an estimated $5.1 million of new parkland to the public as part of its Everleigh masterplanned community in Greenbank. The new park space includes 1.5 hectares of recreation parkland – equal to the size of three football fields – including an events space and junior playground.

An additional 8000 square metres of linear park provides a strong pedestrian and cycle link along a ‘green spine’ between the new recreation parkland and the Greenbank Shopping Centre. The parkland is the first stage of more than 120 hectares – more than 25 per cent of the total site – which will be dedicated as public open space as part of the residential community. The delivery of the $5.1 million public parkland is also just a small part of the forecast $130 million Mirvac will contribute to community infrastructure networks, including public open space, road and transport infrastructure, and water and sewer infrastructure.

Mirvac Queensland Residential General Manager Warwick Bible said the new parkland was for both residents of Everleigh and the broader Greenbank community to enjoy. “Everleigh will have a strong focus on open space and community – and this first stage of parkland is designed to embrace both,” he said. “We see the event space as a fantastic amenity for those who call Everleigh home and a central meeting point for the wider area, and already have plans underway for a regular calendar of social gatherings, along with larger-scale community events.

“In designing the parkland for Everleigh, and the timeline for its delivery, we carefully considered what was available in the Greenbank area already and how we could complement that. I have no doubt the new event space, children’s playground and path and bikeways will become a place the whole community can enjoy. We are excited about welcoming the community to enjoy this new asset for the area.”

Managing Director of Form Landscape Architects Matt Franzmann, which has designed the new park, said the first stage creates a unique identity for the new Everleigh community. “The ‘green spine’ linear park creates a strong visual link from the entry through to the heart of the community, with the first stage primarily presenting the green common, which is specifically designed as a place for community gatherings and events,” he said. “We’ve also incorporated a playground for toddlers and young children, with play opportunities like swings and slides, sculptural elements, climbing nets and forts, as well as barbeque facilities and picnic shelters, all nestled alongside a rocky creek bed. As the project continues to roll-out we will be building on these recreational opportunities, with the next stage of parkland to include a playground designed specifically for older children to complement the amenity delivered in this first phase. Ultimately, the green spaces will all link together with over 13 kilometres of walking trails and bike tracks.”

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