Small Creek is being transformed from a straight concrete channel in Raceview to a living waterway. As well as clean water and habitat for wildlife, the new Small Creek will boast better path and bikeway connections and the opportunity to enjoy nature in your neighbourhood. This page details progress and various community engagement initiatives to help inform the ongoing success of the transformation project.
Small Creek was once a meandering stream that flowed into Deebing Creek. Like most waterways, it was surrounded by large iconic tree species such as Queensland blue gum and an understory of native grasses and rushes. Subsequent to a period of ongoing decline as a result of European colonisation of land for grazing, the area was cleared and in the early 1980s the creek was replaced with a concrete drain. The few trees that were left were remnants of the original landscape and would have had their roots in or close to water. Council is spearheading a significant four-stage project to reinstate 1.6 km of Small Creek as a living waterway with native vegetation, pools and riffles of shallow running water. Construction started in 2018, with completion anticipated by 2023 and project funding comprising developer contributions under council’s water quality offsets scheme.
Warwick Road to Sapar Landscapes:
Sapar Landscapes to Briggs Road:
Briggs Road to Poplar Street Park:
Poplar Street Park to Whitehill Road:
Design work will be underway during the 2020/2021 financial year.