Opportunities to test your ideas for Birkdale Community Precinct

The next big idea that could help shape the future of Birkdale Community Precinct might just be yours.

Schools, youth groups and the community are invited to apply for Redland City Council’s new Birkdale Community Partnerships Program to help bring their ideas to life within the emerging precinct along Old Cleveland Road East at Birkdale.

Mayor Karen Williams said seed funding would be available to successful applicants under the initiative launched today.

“The response to last year’s community engagement campaign for the Vision stage of Birkdale Community Precinct was phenomenal,” Cr Williams said.

Council listened to the community’s aspirations for the future of this beautiful 62-hectare piece of land and consequently a draft master plan is being finalised for release this year.

“One of the messages we received was that the community wanted to stay involved with the process.

“In response, we have launched the pilot Community Partnerships program.

“This partnership between Council and community groups will be a way of testing out some of those great ideas for the site in a practical way at the next Community Open Days later this year. 

“Seed funding of $500 to $1000 for community groups and $2000 for schools will be available for successful applicants who have a project idea for the precinct.

“These could take the form of workshops, stalls, activations, pop-ups or activities and can relate to a range of themes, including innovation, culture, communication, adventure and recreation, entertainment, conservation or agriculture.”  

Applications opened on 14 February 2022 and close on 11 March.

If you would like support in formulating your idea or want more information before applying, we encourage you to take part in an information session on Thursday 24 February.

To register for this session, go to the Birkdale Community Precinct Your Say site where you also will be able to learn more about the program and the precinct, and submit an application.