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Help shape the vision for a world-class precinct for Redlands Coast at Birkdale

Redlands Coast has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform an important parcel of land into an exciting, world-class precinct of local, regional and national significance; and Redland City Council is seeking community input into visioning for the site at 302 and 362-388 Old Cleveland Road East, Birkdale.

This is your chance to help shape this important part of Redlands Coast for current and future generations.

Could it be home to a water park, adventure sports, walking and cycling trails, picnic areas, educational or heritage activities, or even paddock-to-plate or other exciting ventures? Or could the precinct be a hub for interactive history tours, museums or arts venues? We invite you to start imagining.

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.

To help get you imagining future uses for the precinct, 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?

View the expert designers' ideas, watch the videos, take the virtual tour, read the fact sheets and other information here, and start imagining.

Have your say via the survey below and enter a draw to win a $100 gift voucher Council has five to give away (see Terms and Conditions).

Also keep watch for other opportunities to have your say at pop-up stalls across Redlands Coast.

Some 3,000 people took the opportunity to visit the precinct during two community open days on 16-17 April, 2021.

Consultation closes on Tuesday 4 May, 2021.


Watch all the project videos here

Help shape the vision for a world-class precinct for Redlands Coast at Birkdale

Redlands Coast has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform an important parcel of land into an exciting, world-class precinct of local, regional and national significance; and Redland City Council is seeking community input into visioning for the site at 302 and 362-388 Old Cleveland Road East, Birkdale.

This is your chance to help shape this important part of Redlands Coast for current and future generations.

Could it be home to a water park, adventure sports, walking and cycling trails, picnic areas, educational or heritage activities, or even paddock-to-plate or other exciting ventures? Or could the precinct be a hub for interactive history tours, museums or arts venues? We invite you to start imagining.

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.

To help get you imagining future uses for the precinct, 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?

View the expert designers' ideas, watch the videos, take the virtual tour, read the fact sheets and other information here, and start imagining.

Have your say via the survey below and enter a draw to win a $100 gift voucher Council has five to give away (see Terms and Conditions).

Also keep watch for other opportunities to have your say at pop-up stalls across Redlands Coast.

Some 3,000 people took the opportunity to visit the precinct during two community open days on 16-17 April, 2021.

Consultation closes on Tuesday 4 May, 2021.


  • Share your ideas and help imagine potential future uses at Birkdale Community Precinct. 

    This is an exciting opportunity to help shape the future of this new community precinct. Access to the site is restricted, so to help the community understand the precinct’s potential and to get ideas flowing, five top urban design teams have developed artistic interpretations of what may be possible.  These designs are not conclusive – they are ideas only, and based on what is possible on the land.

    Have a look at what the experts came up with, watch the videos, take a virtual tour, and have a read through the fact sheets and FAQs before you dive into the survey. They could help you come up with even more ideas. Remember, the site has identified environmental, cultural and historical significance, which will be protected.

    Future stages of the program will explore more specific design outcomes, drawing on the ideas and feedback collected during this engagement phase. All plans would be subject to site feasibility studies and securing budgets. 

    If you’re ready, let’s get the survey started!

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