Redland City Council is looking to buy land for new sports grounds and amenities in the city.
It follows studies which show Council has a shortage of suitable land to meet residents’ future sporting and recreational needs.
Mayor Karen Williams said Council wanted to talk with landowners who might be interested in selling their land for future sports parks.
“This invitation to landowners aims to identify, investigate and, if agreed, acquire land that could be used for sporting fields, courts, facilities and associated uses such as carparking,’’ Cr Williams said.
“I want to stress that Council is in no way looking to acquire land without agreement from the landowner but we feel it is important that we move now to identify what is available and, where agreed, preserve that land for community sports facilities.
“Redland Bay, Mt Cotton, Sheldon and Capalaba West have been identified as ideal areas.’’
Council is looking for large parcels of land, such as three or more adjoining 10ha to 20ha blocks up to single blocks of 100ha-plus.
“The land needs to be mainly flat, largely cleared and on a main road with good access and plenty of road frontage,’’ Cr Williams said.
“The bulk of the land should be flood-free and not need significant earthmoving.
Following a site investigation, Council will seek its own property valuation, with any sale dependent on the approval of Councillors.’’
Interested landowners can contact Council at [email protected] or by calling the Property Office on (07) 3829 8494. Invitation will remain open until 3 February.