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.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • June update

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    Where are we now?

    Precinct master planning activities have started and are scheduled for completion by the end of 2019. These activities include:

    • understanding trends and emerging issues
    • supply and demand investigations
    • detailed site planning studies
    • the development of precinct concepts and a master plan
    • targeted stakeholder engagement, including consultation with neighbours

    Implementation of the master plan will require ongoing collaboration between the Queensland Government and Redland City Council, and will involve community engagement. Timeframes for implementation will depend on prioritisation of budgets.

    What is next?

    Council will conduct a number of technical studies, including cultural heritage, ecological, geotechnical and services capacity, and residents may see contractors on site.


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