Brisbane City Council


July 2015 - February 2016


$5 million




The scope of works included:

  • construction of three buildings including a large display area containing interactive features, space for the Karawatha Forest Protection Society, a meeting room, theatre, amenities, an outdoor classroom space/picnic area and façade
  • construction of new shelter areas with electric BBQ’s
  • construction of a playground including mulch and sand soft fall, logs, rock sculptures, board walks and timber bridges
  • installation of a water feature
  • supply and installation of furniture including bollards, fencing and gates, bin enclosures, drinking fountains, street signs and custom made timber tables with seats and benches
  • construction of a new carpark behind the buildings to cater for up to 50 cars including a bus turning bay
  • construction of pavement including 3000m2 of asphalt, 1700m2 of coloured concrete footpath and 450m2 of bushmate asphalt
  • planting 20,000 plants and 100 trees
  • supply and lay of turf
  • installation of hydraulics, electrical, communication, CCTV, air conditioning, hearing loop and AV services.


JMac minimised the removal of vegetation and engaged environmental consultants to manage landfill removal. The project team worked closely with Brisbane City Council to ensure compliant erosion and sediment controls.

JMac implemented sustainable design and technologies including toilets that flush using rainwater collected onsite and solar panels to help offset energy. The Queensland first nature play area was constructed with elements inspired by features and materials found in nature rather than standard park play equipment and includes water play, climbing features, discovery trails and sculptural artworks.