Imagine | Birkdale Community Precinct
Ideas captured for a world-class precinct for Redlands Coast at Birkdale
Community consultation has now closed on the first phase of shaping the vision for Birkdale Community Precinct.
Read the community consultation report here.
Redland City Council launched the community engagement campaign on 16 March. It closed at midnight Tuesday, 4 May.
The comprehensive campaign included two Community Open Days where some 3,000 people visited the site; numerous pop-up engagement booths at shopping centres and markets; and a series of ideas forums involving school students, youth groups and interested stakeholders, including community groups and organisations.
Extensive facts about the site at 302 and 362-388 Old Cleveland Road East at Birkdale, as well as videos, detailed commissioned reports and a virtual tour are still available through this page. The survey portal however is now closed.
The response from the community was very strong as Redlands Coast residents and beyond took up the opportunity to help transform an important parcel of land into an exciting, world-class precinct of local, regional and national significance, for current and future generations.
The site, at 62 hectares (about 10 times the size of The Gabba precinct), is so large it could be home to many exciting projects that would enhance lifestyle, create jobs, boost the local economy and could bring forward important transport infrastructure.
Council has interest also in purchasing other nearby land, which could increase the precinct size to about 100 hectares.
The precinct includes areas of identified environmental, cultural and historical significance, which will be protected.
Five leading urban design teams were asked to each develop a theme as visual ideas based on what is possible on the land. The images are concepts only and do not represent final plans for the site. The themes are:
- Education and discovery – How does the precinct enlighten us and provide innovation to better our lives? Is it a place for quiet, perhaps outdoor, learning?
- Agriculture and rural tradition – The land had a productive past in farming. How could we use that to help shape a sustainable future?
- Heritage and history – In what ways would you like to see the stories of place, from Traditional Owners to European settlers to the land’s role during World War II, acknowledged?
- Environment and ecology – How do we preserve, showcase and be innovative with the precinct’s environmental resilience and qualities into the future?
- Adventure and recreation – What exciting, compelling and family-friendly community facilities, assets and attractions would you like to see at Birkdale Community Precinct? Could it be the home for the highly anticipated Redlands Coast Adventure Sports Precinct?
Council will now consider a report on all the submissions it has received which will inform the creation of a vision for the precinct. That, in turn, will inform a draft master plan.
Updates on the precinct will be available on this page.