Your chance to visit Birkdale Community Precinct and have your say


 The community is being invited to be part of the Redlands’ largest and most exciting community project ever delivered by attending two information days for the Draft Birkdale Community Precinct Master Plan.

Redland City Council Mayor Karen Williams said the open days on May 27 and 28 were an opportunity to walk on the precinct that has been locked up for decades as well as see the plans to create an exciting intergenerational precinct.

“This is the biggest and most exciting project of its kind for our city and these open days are a chance for the community to be part of it,” Cr Williams said.

“This precinct will include Redlands Coast’s first public water lagoon and other exciting projects that have been made possible because of the Redlands Whitewater Centre, which will be a host venue during the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

“There will also be seven Hubs with the following themes: Cultural, Innovation, Willards Farm (Food), Communications, Entertainment, Recreation and Adventure Sports, and Conservation.”

Cr Williams said the Draft BCP Master Plan was a vision of what would become one of the largest community spaces in South-East Queensland and one which would unfold over the next two decades.

“The free Information Days are a chance for the community to become better informed first-hand and to participate in the community consultation process which started on April 30 and will continue until 6 June through the project’s Your Say website,” she said.

“They will offer an opportunity for people to tour the precinct, experience interactive exhibits, talk to the project team, view historical displays and take walking tours.”

The Information Days will also have a festive feel with live and local stage entertainment, food trucks, animal farm, free face painting, Quandamooka cultural displays, and activities for children including obstacle course, bicycle races, nature play and WWII vehicle displays.

The Information Days will feature a range of community groups who will host activities and activations including:

  • Bayside District Amateur Radio Society (interactive radio communications)
  • Redland Bayside Child & Family Support Hub / Playgroup Qld (ecology-based activities)
  • EcoUnity (observation tower proposal)
  • Redland Museum (theatrical presentation)
  • Rotary Club of Cleveland (recycling and sustainability)

Birkdale Community Precinct Info Days will be held at 302 Old Cleveland Road East, Birkdale on Friday 27 May and Saturday 28 May, 10am to 4pm both days. Entry is via the Birkdale Baptist Church on Jones Road.

Check Council’s website and Facebook page for updates and contingency plans should inclement weather impact the Information Days.

More details: yoursay.redland.qld.gov.au

To read the Draft BCP Master Plan and to fill out an online survey go to the Your Say website