Hanlon Park

Hanlon Park

Hanlon Park and the area upstream was once referred to as Burnett Swamp. The aim of N4C's project here is to re-establish Norman Creek through Greenslopes by removing the existing concrete channel and replacing it with a naturalised waterway. Please view the Concept plan and Strategic plans below and tell us what you think by sending us an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Current involvement

The Burnett Swamp Bushcare Group have been working to restore the natural habitat of Norman Creek in Hanlon Park.  The group is in its 15th year, and aim to develop a bush food garden, bring wildlife back into the area, reduce erosion and facilitate environmental education along the high ground next to this section of Norman Creek.

Background of the project

Hanlon Park lies behind the Stones Corner shops, on either side of Norman Creek, between the Logan Road bridge and the Cornwall Street bridge. The area from Stones Corner all the way back to Ridge St was referred to by early European settlers as "Burnett Swamp".  This was once a place of celebration and abundance for the local indigenous people.  A healthy ecosystem of freshwater habitats and flood plain including Burnett Swamp provided sustenance for the traditional landowners.

Future of the project

The current state of Norman Creek in the Hanlon Park area was the catalyst for N4C, in partnership with Council, developing the Norman Creek 2012-2031 Master Plan.  Hanlon Park is now one of the priority projects: the goal is to naturalise the concrete channel of the creek in this area, to improve its ecological health. 

Norman Creek could be reconfigured at a series of interconnected bodies of water that fit within existing uses and stimulates new uses.  Freshwater habitats could be supported by riparian planting and simple infrastructure design could support movement of floodwaters. There are opportunities to connect Stones Corner to Norman Creek with improved paths, crossings, lighting, low-walled seating and street trees, using flood-sensitive design.

N4C has submitted its own master plan in the consultation process for 2012-2031; you can download it below.  It is hoped that this will guide council in its decisions regarding this area.

Project contact details

Working bees are the first Saturday of the month, 7 to 9am.  Meet near the parking area off Cornwall St, Greenslopes.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Strategic plan

In 2012, a strategic plan was developed for Hanlon, by Ashley Nicholson, landscape architect.  You can download it here:


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