South Bank and Roma Street Parklands transition frequently asked questions

Brisbane City Council has prepared a list of frequently asked questions regarding the management transition of South Bank and Roma Street Parklands.

  1. Why is Council taking over the management of South Bank and Roma Street Parklands?
  2. What areas of the parklands will be managed by Council?
  3. Will the standard of the parklands be any different under Council management?
  4. Will volunteers at the parklands still be able to volunteer their time?
  5. Who should I contact if I have questions about South Bank or Roma Street Parklands?
  6. I am a tenant at the parklands. Will my tenancy agreement be affected by the transition?
  7. I supply goods/services for the parklands. Will my supplier agreement be affected by the transition?
  8. I run a regular fitness class in the parklands. Will this be affected by the transition?
  9. I operate a business within the precinct. Will my business be affected by the transition?

Why is Council taking over the management of South Bank and Roma Street Parklands?

Council manages more than 2000 parks in Brisbane including the iconic New Farm Park and Mt Coot-tha and City Botanic Gardens. The Queensland Government recognises that using Council's expertise and local, integrated control is the best way to manage these Brisbane assets and achieve Council's vision for a vibrant, liveable city.

What areas of South Bank Parklands and Roma Street Parkland will be managed by Council?

South Bank Parklands

Council will be responsible for the management and operation of South Bank Parklands including electrical, security, water, cleaning and horticulture services, as well as the maintenance of public amenity areas including green spaces, toilets, BBQ areas and paths. Brisbane Marketing, a wholly owned subsidiary of Council, will manage all marketing and event activities. Council will perform these services under management and lease arrangements. For the time being, the Queensland Government statutory corporation, South Bank Corporation, will continue to own the land and manage the precinct’s commercial assets including retail tenancies and the underground car park.

Roma Street Parkland

Council will be responsible for managing operations, marketing and event services including promoting the parkland, managing and co-ordinating events, maintenance, electrical, water and horticulture services. Council will also manage the precinct’s public amenity areas (green spaces, toilets, pathways and maintenance areas) as well as its commercial assets including the car parks and retail tenancy. Council will perform these services under management and lease arrangements.

The Queensland Government will continue to own the parkland.

Will the standard of the South Bank Parklands and Roma Street Parkland be any different under Council management?

Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Government are committed to providing world class recreation facilities and Council will have dedicated teams working on-site to ensure the parklands are maintained to their current high standards.

Will volunteers at South Bank Parklands and Roma Street Parkland still be able to volunteer their time?

Yes. Council recognises that volunteers perform a valuable function in the parklands and welcome and encourage them to continue this commitment. People interested in volunteering at South Bank Parklands should contact the South Bank Visitor Centre on 07 3867 2000. People interested in volunteering at Roma Street Parkland should contact Roma Street Parkland at 07 3006 4545.

Who should I contact if I have questions about South Bank or Roma Street Parklands?

To find out more information on South Bank or Roma Street Parklands contact Council on 07 3403 8888.

I am a tenant at the parklands. Will my tenancy agreement be affected by the transition?

South Bank Parklands - No. South Bank Corporation will continue to be your landlord and there will be no change to your lease agreement.

Roma Street Parkland - Council will become your landlord, however, the terms of your current lease will remain the same and you are unlikely to experience any changes in the day-to-day operation of your building.

I supply goods/services for the parklands. Will my supplier agreement be affected by the transition?

Council intends to honour current commercial agreements and contracts with existing suppliers.

I have an upcoming event booking at the parklands. Will this be affected by the transition?

All marketing and event activities for Roma Street Parkland will be managed by Council. Marketing and event activities for South Bank Parklands will be managed by Brisbane Marketing, a wholly owned subsidiary of Council. All existing event bookings will be honoured in the transition.

Please ensure you complete and return the authorisation form supplied to you to facilitate the transfer of your agreement to Council.

For queries relating to an event booking at South Bank Parklands, contact South Bank Parklands on 07 3867 2000 or email.

For queries relating to an event booking at Roma Street Parkland, contact Roma Street Parkland on 07 3006 4545 or email.

I run a regular fitness class in the parklands. Will this be affected by the transition?

No. You are unlikely to notice any differences in the parklands and any activities you currently manage will be unaffected by the transition.

I operate a business within the precinct. Will my business by affected by the transition?

South Bank Parklands

South Bank Corporation will continue to be your landlord, so you are unlikely to experience any change in the day-to-day operation of your business.

Any new development and signage applications need to be submitted through Council’s development assessment application process.

Roma Street Parkland

You will see little change in the day-to-day operation of your business with Council as your landlord.

Any new development and signage applications will need to be submitted through Council’s development assessment application process.
 

19 May 2014