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Captain Burke Park Upgrades

The Captain Burke Park upgrade in Brisbane has focused on health and fitness, responding to the need for additional places to walk, cycle, run and relax in a clean and green subtropical setting.

Captain Burke Park is highly visible from many areas in and around the Central Business District (CBD) and is connected to the Brisbane River, Story Bridge, CBD, South Bank Parklands and the wider Brisbane River by the inner-city park system. The area is already popular with residents for running, cycling, personal training and barbecuing, and is perfectly positioned as a well-connected starting point or halfway point for running and cycling loops around Brisbane along the edge of the river. 

This is also supported by popular pedestrian river crossings such as the Goodwill and Kurilpa Bridges along a pathway and park system that supports both active recreation and sightseeing for tourists. The pathways and parks seamlessly link the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Queensland Museum, Queensland Art Gallery and the Gallery of Modern Art.

The Public Domain Improvement Program (PDIP) funds minor capital works to deliver a range of long lasting benefits to the community as well as ensuring the best possible experience for visitors during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).

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Benefits

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games will transform the Gold Coast and Queensland by creating benefits for our communities before, during and after the 11 days of competition. These are the benefits that this initiative will bring to Queenslanders both within the Gold Coast and across our state:

  • GC2018 creates opportunities for permanent legacy benefits from infrastructure improvements.
  • GC2018 inspires Australians to become healthier and happier through an active lifestyle and physical activity.

Location

Captain Burke Park

117 Holman Street,
Kangaroo Point QLD 4169

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