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I'm sure most do, but one of the advantages of inner-city living is that you can get by without a car due to having everything you need fairly close. Having no state schools nearby negates that if you have a child going there.
Others may differ but I wouldn’t personally call East Brisbane or The Gabba, Inner City living.
Probably got atleast 3-4K of roads and a river seperating from what I would consider Inner City Living.
 

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Others may differ but I wouldn’t personally call East Brisbane or The Gabba, Inner City living.
Probably got atleast 3-4K of roads and a river seperating from what I would consider Inner City Living.
Pretty sure the Council designates that area as inner city (for what that's worth).
 

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Pretty sure the Council designates that area as inner city (for what that's worth).
Yes the BCC does include Woolloongabba as inner city
However like all boundaries they have to finish somewhere
The school in question is part of East Brisbane and not yet considered inner city.
Interestingly not all of "The Gabba" is in Wooloongabba. A small section next to the school is considered East Brisbane
Others may differ but I wouldn’t personally call East Brisbane or The Gabba, Inner City living.
Probably got atleast 3-4K of roads and a river seperating from what I would consider Inner City Living.
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Link to site below that has a interactive map.
You can click on say Red Hill or Wooloongabba and see the boundary
When you look at the map overall East Brisbane stands out as the next area that will be added to inner city


 

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Masses of children walk to school in my neck of the woods(officially I'm an aging inner city yuppie:shoutyoldman:) ie. BSHS, St. Laurence's, Dutton Park SS, BSSSC.
 

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Looks like the modern pentathlon will have a change after the Paris games
Horse jumping to be dropped
Seeing this is the event proposed for The Reserve Springfield will be interesting to see possible changes.

 

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In a rather constructive way, actually.

Its a nice idea but I'd imagine there will be zero appetite for a split school campus across a major road like that. Not to mention land resumptions on that sort of scale have been pretty vocally stressed they will not be occuring from all facets of govt. Going to be an interesting outcome.

I would be shocked if the gabba and surrounding infastructure didn't take up that whole block plus both during and after the games
 

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Would be silly to have it in a wave pool when there are so many good areas such as Snapper and South Straddie and conditions are generally good in the winter.
All great breaks when there’s a swell and the banks are working and the wind is OK etc. More often than not the ocean and tides and the other factors just don’t line up for it to come together.
 

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A wave pool costs money so won't be considered
If surfing happens better to promote our beaches to the world even if not great surf at the time
I imagine surfing could take place anytime a few days before opening date and up to the closing ceremony.
Does not require an advertised start time like other events
I am not a surfer but over the last 15 odd years Duranbah appears most regularly on Brisbane news and weather reports with reasonable/good surf year round
Snapper Rocks nearby so between the two they should get something reasonable
Just a couple of guesses from me. I am sure they will consult the surfing community on best spots during the months planned
 

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Any WSL surfing event has a window of a fortnight, but if conditions are right they would be able to run through the mens, womens and mixed comps in 2 days. Unlikely that it would be flat for the whole period, although July/August is probably one of the riskier times of the year given the lack of trade winds.

But I'd imagine they would have contingencies like with any event. I'd be surprised if the existing wave pool at Yeppoon (which should be open to the public in the next year) doesn't form some part of that, but it may be as simple as having alternate locations in other states. Swell/weather forecasts, while not perfect, have come a long way in recent times and in another 11 years should be even better. It should be easy to move athletes around with a few days notice.

Duranbah is probably the most reliable wave in terms of size and that time of year is more likely to have offshore conditions. I wonder if the fact it's technically in NSW would factor into it. I would doubt it, but the setup of Snapper/Kirra/Duranbah is a pretty killer combo.

Personally while I think the facility at Yeppoon is pretty impressive, I do like the random nature of natural waves is preferable. Mind you, there's is something to be said about the more predictable nature of wave pools will reward the best surfers in a one-off event.

 

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Any WSL surfing event has a window of a fortnight, but if conditions are right they would be able to run through the mens, womens and mixed comps in 2 days. Unlikely that it would be flat for the whole period, although July/August is probably one of the riskier times of the year given the lack of trade winds.

But I'd imagine they would have contingencies like with any event. I'd be surprised if the existing wave pool at Yeppoon (which should be open to the public in the next year) doesn't form some part of that, but it may be as simple as having alternate locations in other states. Swell/weather forecasts, while not perfect, have come a long way in recent times and in another 11 years should be even better. It should be easy to move athletes around with a few days notice.

Duranbah is probably the most reliable wave in terms of size and that time of year is more likely to have offshore conditions. I wonder if the fact it's technically in NSW would factor into it. I would doubt it, but the setup of Snapper/Kirra/Duranbah is a pretty killer combo.

Personally while I think the facility at Yeppoon is pretty impressive, I do like the random nature of natural waves is preferable. Mind you, there's is something to be said about the more predictable nature of wave pools will reward the best surfers in a one-off event.

Duranbah being in NSW won't be an issue
Some Olympic events are planned to be played in Sydney and Melbourne
 

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A wave pool costs money so won't be considered
If surfing happens better to promote our beaches to the world even if not great surf at the time
I imagine surfing could take place anytime a few days before opening date and up to the closing ceremony.
Does not require an advertised start time like other events
I am not a surfer but over the last 15 odd years Duranbah appears most regularly on Brisbane news and weather reports with reasonable/good surf year round
Snapper Rocks nearby so between the two they should get something reasonable
Just a couple of guesses from me. I am sure they will consult the surfing community on best spots during the months planned
I’m a “retired” surfer, almost 70 and the eyes don’t work too well for me to be able to surf anymore and I agree with all your points. Another way around no wave pool would be to run heats simultaneously at different locations, all done early morning before the wind gets into it.
I’d love to see a wave pool built in Brisbane though and this would be a great excuse for one, whether private or government subsidised.
 

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