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brizrider

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Quick update on this from the last few pages:

We are working closely now with local council to get the final stages of the earthworks approved, they were already drawn up, both sides were just waiting for funding to be confirmed before getting into the nitty gritty of the details. We expect a mid-year kick off for those earthworks.

There will be an indoor facility but not a full field-size. You can see it in the renderings, it's the rounded square at the bottom right. The plan for that area now is that fans/people walking past will be able to look in, but we'll see what happens in the final product!


The top oval in this image will be the community field and backup field for us, it will also have a gym and some office space over there as per the design, and additional car parking.
Looks fantastic. We live in the western suburbs and can’t wait to have this great facilty on our doorstep both for the Lions and community groups and clubs. Hopefully some youth footy gets to be played there as well.
 
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Have attached the main document of the application. If you read it you'll see the stadium precinct forms part of a larger town planning instrument.

Some interesting points:

  • The submission allows for our field to be expanded to potentially house 30,000.
  • The second field is the minimum outcome. The space could also house a rugby/soccer team and also has to potential to be expanded to house 30,000.
  • Both stadia could host other activities such as concerts, festivals etc.
  • Eden Station Drive would be renamed Brisbane Lions Boulevard. The address would be number 1996 - nice touch.
  • A 1000 car multi-level car park will be built nearby to replace the existing railway station car park that football patrons could use.
  • No gaming or gambling can take place within the precinct
  • The adjacent Mountain Creek will be realigned, presumably partially to help reduce any flooding (although given how close the site is to the watershed, the risk of flooding would be fairly minimal).
 

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Why on earth would we introduce competing football leagues to our precinct? If anything, an AFLQ team should be on that second field.
Guessing our lease covers the southern land area only. We would have the ability to use the second field, but it is ostensibly a community space in the same way any other training venue is. If Ipswich CC are able to attract a franchise or club to play games there then that eventuality has been planned for from their POV. The only legitimate possibilities in that space for the moment are a second NRL team (Ipswich or Brisbane Bombers) or if the Brisbane Roar need to move away from Lang Park.
 
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