Redlands Coast Regional Sport and Recreation Precinct

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The Precinct site is located at 277-293 Heinemann Road, Mount Cotton and is approximately 101ha in size. The partially cleared area located at the northern side of the site is planned to be utilised for sport and recreation purposes with the remainder set aside primarily for conservation values (approx. 57ha). It is envisaged however, that trails would offer recreational activity and connections as well as help with land management.

Council is building the Redlands Coast Regional Sport and Recreation Precinct at 277-293 Heinemann Road at Mount Cotton.

Development of the Precinct is a strong step towards Council meeting the current and future sport and recreation needs of Redlands Coast while also protecting a significant area of natural habitat.

The Precinct will provide formal sporting facilities for touch football, rugby league, BMX and cycling and will further support the wider community with an all abilities playground, kickabout space, pump track, rehabilitated wetlands, boardwalks, picnic areas, trails through conservation areas and more than 800 carparks. Other sports across the city may also benefit, with room to grow made possible by primary tenants moving to the Precinct.

Council is building the Redlands Coast Regional Sport and Recreation Precinct at 277-293 Heinemann Road at Mount Cotton.

Development of the Precinct is a strong step towards Council meeting the current and future sport and recreation needs of Redlands Coast while also protecting a significant area of natural habitat.

The Precinct will provide formal sporting facilities for touch football, rugby league, BMX and cycling and will further support the wider community with an all abilities playground, kickabout space, pump track, rehabilitated wetlands, boardwalks, picnic areas, trails through conservation areas and more than 800 carparks. Other sports across the city may also benefit, with room to grow made possible by primary tenants moving to the Precinct.

  • Council budget funds major long-term projects

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    23 Jun 2022

    Two exciting intergenerational projects are at the heart of Redland City Council’s $396 million 2022-23 Budget.

    In handing down the 2022-2023 Budget, Mayor Karen Williams said Councillors were committed to delivering the projects local families had been asking for.

    “This year’s Budget is all about delivering for today while also planning for tomorrow,” she said.

    “Local families will be the real winners with two key intergenerational projects set to deliver public water parks, sporting fields and plenty of space to enjoy the naturally wonderful Redlands Coast.

    “This includes the Birkdale precinct, the largest, most exciting and diverse community project ever delivered,” she said.

    “Council has just finished consultation on the Draft Master Plan for the Birkdale Community Precinct and now this budget allocates $12.7 million to fund the next stage, which includes the restoration of the Willards Farm building.

    “When complete, this exciting project will include a public swimming lagoon, entertainment and innovation precinct.

    “It will be our version of South Bank and Victoria Park all rolled into one and will be enjoyed by generations of Redlanders.

    “This year’s Budget also includes an initial $15 million funding towards Stage 1 of the Redlands Coast Regional Sport and Recreation Precinct at Mount Cotton, which will give our cycling and BMX stars of tomorrow somewhere to participate in the sports they love.

    “The complex multi-stage and multi-year project, being developed in a globally challenging environment, will also give families and visitors a great new location in the south of the city to enjoy the naturally wonderful Redlands Coast with an exciting play experience, picnic areas and trails and bike activity area.

    “The play space includes a water play area for cooling down on a hot summer’s day, designed to reflect the environmental story of this wonderful site.”

    Cr Williams said the budget, delivered during a time of rising costs, reduced revenue and high inflation, included funding for other major, long-term projects.

    “This includes more than $20 million for the duplication of Wellington Street/Panorama Drive to help ease congestion, $5 million for the Weinam Creek project and $4.41 million towards the Southern Moreton Bay Ferry Terminals Upgrade for Lamb and Karragarra Islands.”

    Cr Williams said Council was able to commit to these exciting projects because of its strong cash reserves.

    “It is important to point out that these projects will be funded through cash reserves as a priority over general rates, reducing the burden on ratepayers.

    “So while other Council are being forced to cut projects due to external cost pressures the money we have saved over previous years means we can deliver the projects residents have been asking us for.

    “Council is facing external cost pressures including inflation and supply chain challenges that make it more expensive to do business.

    “The State Government has again increased our bulk water bill by nearly $1 million to $46 million – which represents 11.6 per cent of Council’s total budget.

    “Despite these challenges, Council has chosen to absorb many of these external costs rather than passing them on to ratepayers.

    “The result is about 98 cents a week (or 4.72 per cent) increase to the minimum general rate for an average owner occupier in Redland City.

    “Despite land valuations increasing on average 25 per cent across the city, Council has adjusted the rate in the dollar so as to not pass on these higher land valuations to ratepayers and to keep rate rises well below the Brisbane consumer price index.

    “To keep rates rises as low as possible, for the 2022-23 financial year Council is budgeting an operating deficit of $4.1 million.

    “Had we not included a deficit this year, rates rises would have been higher.

    “Through years of prudent and sound financial management, especially during the financial impacts of COVID-19 public health measures, we are in an enviable position where we can use a deficit to offset pain on ratepayers because we have kept money in the bank.

    2022-23 Budget at a glance:

    • $396 million investment in Redlands Coast
    • The minimum general rate will increase by 4.72 per cent (or 98 cents per week) for an average owner occupier in Redland City
    • Projected operating deficit of $4.1 million
    • Capital expenditure program of $116 million
    • Total pensioner rebates of almost $3.2 million, with rates rebates of $335 a year for a full pensioner or $167.50 for a part-pensioner.

    Capital expenditure program at a glance:

    • $37.64 million for parks, open space and conservation
    • $26.77 million for transport, roads and traffic projects
    • $18.08 million for water, waste and wastewater projects
    • $13.35 million for marine and foreshore projects
    • $10.04 million for infrastructure projects such as transport, buildings and stormwater
    • $8.42 million for other capital works projects
    • $1.46 million for community and cultural development.
  • Council to invite expressions of interest for construction of new sport and recreation precinct

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    15 Dec 2021

    A new 100-hectare sport and recreational facility on Redlands Coast is another step closer, with Redland City Council set to invite Expressions of Interest (EOI) for construction of the first stage of the Redlands Coast Regional Sport and Recreation Precinct at Mount Cotton.

    Stage 1 will include construction of the Bike Activity and Recreation sub-precincts and associated works, part funded by $4.5 million from the Queensland Government’s South East Queensland Community Stimulus Program in association with Redland City Council.

    Mayor Karen Williams said the EOI process, which would open in early 2022, would allow for early contractor involvement and collaboration with the design consultancy team led by Bligh Tanner, who was recently awarded the contract to deliver the Preliminary and Detailed Design.

    “The Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games has created genuine excitement across south-east Queensland and this project will ensure our sporting stars of tomorrow have somewhere to play the sports they love,” Cr Williams said.

    “This milestone brings this fabulous community sport and recreation precinct another step closer and I’m looking forward to seeing designs for the new home grounds for Redlands BMX Club, Redlands Cycling and Multisport Club, Redlands Touch Association and Redlands Rugby League Club.

    “We will also see plans developed for a regional level play area with water play and pump track; boardwalks around rehabilitated wetland areas; walking, horse riding and cycling trails and a kick-about area that could be used for small community events or fitness classes.”

    Member for Springwood Mick de Brenni said the Stage 1 works would create or support an estimated 53 local jobs and provide an intergenerational community infrastructure project.

    “I’ve long said that local families shouldn’t have to leave our neighbourhood to take part in sport, and with this investment they won’t have to,” Mr de Brenni said.

    “This project builds on the first round of the South East Queensland Community Stimulus Program which funded the development of the Eastern Escarpment mountain bike trails and facilities.

    “It will provide sporting and active recreation assets, as well as conservation benefits for our local community.”

    Cr Williams said the regional sporting facility was an example of true collaboration, with the State Government helping to fund the Master Plan and Stage 1 of the project.

    “With Redlands Coast named as a venue city for the 2032 Olympic Games, Council is investing heavily in sporting infrastructure across the city,” she said.

    “We have already invested more than $6 million in designing this exciting new facility, with the Queensland Government assisting with a Get Planning Spaces grant of $100,000.”

    For more information about the EOI process and Council Tenders and Contracting, visit www.redland.qld.gov.au/info/20164/tenders_and_contracting.

  • New state-of-the-art home for local sports clubs

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    Three new clubhouses, 16 sporting fields, cycling and BMX tracks and first-class recreation facilities are part of the new Redlands Coast Regional Sport and Recreation Precinct that will be home to Redlands Touch Association, Redlands Rugby League, Redlands BMX and Redland Cycling and Multisport Club.

    Council today unanimously confirmed the primary tenants of the massive 101 hectare site at Heinemann Road, Mount Cotton, of which 47 hectares will be dedicated to sport and recreation facilities and activities.

    The four clubs will co-tenant the precinct, which will provide Redlands Coast with more quality sporting fields, bike tracks and clubhouses, and community recreation and conservation space.

    The precinct will also complement planned improvements to other Redlands Coast sporting facilities to cater for future growth.

    Mayor Karen Williams thanked contributing sports organisations for sharing their design requirements and feedback on concept designs. She committed Council to continue to work with the organisations in the lead-up and during the transition to new venues.

    “Not only will this incredible new facility allow the clubs moving there to grow, but it will also allow other clubs such as netball - one of the largest membership sports competitions in Redlands Coast - the opportunity to expand at Pinklands; potentially give more space for the rapidly growing sports such as basketball and gymnastics at Capalaba; and free up the Cleveland Showgrounds for events.

    “This is not about catering for one or two sports, but for many. The benefits of this planning will be shared by many sports, their participants and supporters for many years to come.

    “The facilities are a win for sport and particularly young people - across the city and the wider community - who will enjoy recreation facilities including boardwalks; wetland and forest areas; trails for walking, cycling and horse riding and, a regional level playground.

    “With 13 touch football fields and a touch football clubhouse; three rugby league fields and a purpose-built rugby league clubhouse; a State-level BMX track, 1.2km long criterium track and shared bike activity clubhouse and, more than 800 car parks precinct-wide, the future is looking bright for these Redlands Coast sports.”

    Cr Williams said the development of the precinct represented the first step in unlocking the sport and recreation potential of several other sites across the city.

    “Locating these clubs at the precinct will enable works at Norm Price Park (Redland Showgrounds), Pinklands Sporting Complex and Degen Road, Capalaba, that will see benefits for other sports, clubs and the wider community.

    “At Cleveland, the land vacated by Redlands Touch Association will allow the Redland Showgrounds to embrace its true identity as the city’s premier events space, with more land and time available to host festivals, concerts and expositions, bringing cultural and financial benefits to the city.

    “When Redlands Rugby League Club moves from Pinklands Sporting Complex at Thornlands, there can be an expansion of Redland Netball and equestrian facilities and more car spaces, while also considering better functionality at the southern end of the site for the smaller community clubs located there, which include Redlands Modern Country Music Club, Yurara Art Society and Redland Bridge Club.

    “At Degen Road, Capalaba, relocation of Redlands BMX could open up a site for expanded indoor facilities for basketball and gymnastics, or other emerging sports such as pickleball.”

    Division 6 Councillor and Deputy Mayor Julie Talty said the plans for the new Redlands Coast Regional Sport and Recreation Precinct revealed wonderful facilities for these sporting organisations.

    “Redlands Touch Association will have a new clubhouse with grandstand seating that will be perfect for their club. They are excited about the prospect of 13 dedicated fields, up from the current eight, with an option of an extra six fields - providing an opportunity to attract larger events and carnivals.

    “Redlands Rugby League Club will call a new two-storey clubhouse home, with the lower level boasting six modern changing rooms suitable for male and female teams and an upper level with grandstand seating and community spaces enjoying enviable views over the precinct.

    “Rugby League will also have three dedicated, professionally designed and lit fields, with the capability for up to five fields to host larger competition events, up from the current two fields available at Pinklands.

    “For Redlands BMX, the new State-level track and multi-building clubhouse will present opportunities for the club and its growing membership to be involved in State events while providing training space for national and international championships.

    “Previously without a ‘home’, Redlands Cycling and Multisport Club is delighted with both the 1.2km long criterium track and the clubhouse they’ll share with BMX. The club expects the multiple-looped track to attract new members as well as recreational riders of all ages looking to enjoy the off-road facility.”

    Cr Talty said the precinct, which was scheduled to commence construction in 2022-2023 subject to funding and Council budget prioritisation, would also provide locals and the wider Redlands Coast community with a wonderful new recreation space.

    “It will be an exciting precinct that shows how this naturally wonderful site will provide marvellous new recreation spaces for the wider community,” Cr Talty said.

    “We’re going to see a fabulous all-ages and all-abilities recreation space with a regional level playground including water play and a pump track; a kick-about area that can also be used for class fitness activities, markets and small community events; rehabilitated wetland areas with boardwalks and nature play areas and, trails through conservation areas suitable for a range of activities, such as horse riding, mountain biking, walking and bird watching.

    “The precinct is a strong step towards meeting the city’s current and future sport and recreation needs.”

  • Concept design contractor selected

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    Following a rigorous evaluation process, Aurecon has been selected as the successful concept design contractor for the Precinct.

    Aurecon will lead a group of companies to produce a concept design that builds upon the Master Plan principles and delivers positive outcomes for the Redlands Coast community. This scope of work includes technical studies, concept design development and associated documentation.

    The concept design is scheduled to be completed by mid-2021, leading into preliminary and detailed design development.

    Council will work in close partnership with sport and recreation clubs and other key stakeholders to progress the development of the Precinct.

    Register now to receive project updates.

  • Master Plan adopted by Council

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    Council has approved the Master Plan for the Redlands Coast Regional Sport and Recreation Precinct.

    The Master Plan will be delivered over several years and be subject to budget prioritisation and approval processes.

    Included in the plan is provision for multiple rectangular sporting fields, including 14 suitable for Touch Football, as well as a cycling precinct and recreation and conservation areas.

    Council will work closely and in partnership with sport and recreation clubs and other key stakeholders to develop the Precinct.

    Council would like to thank the sport and recreation clubs and environmental groups of Redlands Coast, and the general community, for their feedback and general enthusiasm for this exciting project.

  • Consultation on the Redlands Coast Regional Sport and Recreation Precinct draft master plan has concluded

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    Thank you to everyone who participated. This project is an important part of Council’s efforts to provide for the current as well as future sport and recreation needs of Redlands Coast.

    The project page had over six thousand visitors with hundreds of people participating in face-to-face engagement events across the city. In addition, hundreds of submissions were received and a diversity of views and ideas captured.

    Community feedback on the draft master plan is now being reviewed and will inform recommendations that will be put to Council after the election.

    Register now to receive updates on the Redlands Coast Sport and Recreation Precinct project.

  • Draft sport and recreation precinct master plan ready for feedback

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    The Redlands Coast Regional Sport and Recreation Precinct draft master plan is open for consultation.

    Council invites you to take a look at the draft master plan, read the background to the design and tell us what you think.

    You are also encouraged to attend one of the community information sessions taking place across Redlands Coast.

    Have your say before consultation closes on 19 February 2020.

  • January Update

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    Council approves community consultation on draft master plan

    Following consultation with the Redlands Coast sporting and broader community about the city’s current and future sporting needs, Redland City Councillors have approved taking the draft master plan to the community for feedback.

    A range of engagement activities are being planned across the city and will be commencing soon, with the draft master plan to be published here on Your Say.

    Council expresses its thanks to everyone who attended the community drop-in information session at Mount Cotton Hall on 15 September 2019.

    During the drop-in session and other community consultations over the past six months, we have received numerous messages of support for the project and some great ideas about city-wide recreation and sporting interests.

    A key outcome from these consultations is a recognition that Redlands Coast will need even more land to meet its current and future recreation and sporting needs. As a result, Council will be investigating additional land opportunities and how to improve the quality of existing facilities.

    We look forward to hearing your views about how the draft master plan meets the city’s needs for now and well into the future.

    Thank you again for your support of this exciting project.

  • September update

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    Community drop-in information session

    Sunday, 15 September 2019

    Drop in anytime from 10am - midday

    Mount Cotton Hall, corner Seaview and Mount Cotton roads

    Redland City Council and the Queensland Government invite you to attend a drop-in information session about planning for the Redlands Coast Regional Sport and Recreation Precinct proposed for 277-293 Heinemann Road, Mount Cotton.

    On release of the draft master plan in October 2019, the community will have opportunity to provide feedback here at yoursay.

  • Council commences master planning for Redlands Coast Regional Sport and Recreation Precinct

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    28 June 2019

    The future of sport and recreation on Redlands Coast has received a boost, with the commencement of master planning for Redlands Coast Regional Sport and Recreation Precinct, at 277 – 293 Heinemann Road, Mount Cotton.

    Mayor Karen Williams said the site, acquired by Council in 2017, would provide the city with new sport, recreational and environmental opportunities.

    “The recreational potential and environmental benefits of this site will provide our residents with more sporting fields and community amenities to enjoy, while also protecting a significant area of natural habitat close to existing Council-owned conservation land,” she said.

    “We know Redlanders love their sport and the master planning process will ensure this unique parcel of land will complement our existing sports and recreation space and provide more opportunity for locals to enjoy the great outdoors.”

    Cr Williams thanked the State Government for its Get Planning Spaces grant of up to $100,000 to assist with the master planning, which will include consultation with property neighbours, the wider community, sports groups and other stakeholders.

    “Council will be consulting with the community and sports groups about this project; and feedback from the consultation will help inform the master plan, and ensure that our community’s future sport and recreation needs are planned for,” she said.

    “Once complete, implementing the master plan will include ongoing collaboration and partnership between Council, the Queensland Government and community organisations.”

    Minister for Sport and Member for Springwood Mick de Brenni said this process was the first step in delivering sport and active recreation facilities for the people of Mount Cotton.

    “Families in the Mount Cotton area shouldn’t have to leave their own community to participate in organised sporting fixtures or weeknight training. Everyone wants the chance to get active, so having recreation spaces and accessible facilities close to where you live and learn is essential to delivering that,” he said.

    “We look forward to working through this process in partnership with our community to make sure this project balances the need for more sporting facilities and the need for preservation of the beautiful Mount Cotton natural bushland. This consultation process will be an excellent opportunity for the community to be in involved with the future of Mount Cotton.

    “I congratulate the Redland City Council for taking this important step in the long term planning for the region.”

    Division 6 Councillor Julie Talty said Council had appointed Ross Planning Pty Ltd to deliver the master plan, with the company specialising in recreation, open space and sport planning, and having completed similar projects in the commercial and Local and State government sectors.

    “This site is ideal for sports and recreational activities,” she said.

    “There is scope to connect this area with existing multiuse tracks and trails in nearby conservation areas, such as Bayview Conservation Park.

    “It will also link surrounding residential communities and expand on the list of natural attractions at the southern end of our city.”

    Cr Williams said the master planning study was expected to be complete by the end of 2019.

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