Cubberla Creek Reserve Draft Sport and Recreation Precinct Plan - Chapel Hill

Brisbane City Council is developing a strategic plan for the Cubberla Creek Reserve sport and recreation precinct. The precinct services parts of Chapel Hill, Kenmore and Indooroopilly and is home to six sporting clubs and the Cubberla-Witton Catchment Group. The precinct plays an important role in providing more opportunities to enjoy Brisbane's climate and to connect with family and friends.

Project summary

This table includes project summary information for the Cubberla Creek Reserve Draft Sport and Recreation Precinct.
Address Chapel Hill, bounded by Burns Parade, Hepworth Street and Fig Tree Pocket Road
Ward Pullenvale
Project outcomes Guide future investment, development and management of this sport and recreation precinct
Latest update

Next steps - Council is reviewing community feedback and conducting several technical studies to inform finalising of the precinct plan.

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About the project

Council undertakes a regular program of planning Council's sport and recreation precincts. The intent of the Cubberla Creek Reserve draft sport and recreation precinct plan is to facilitate the ongoing vibrancy and future sustainability of the reserve for residents, users of the space and visitors to enjoy now and in the future.

Existing clubhouse facilities at Cubberla Creek are ageing and do not meet the current demand for sport and recreation facilities (e.g. do not adequately support female participation).

Council is currently investigating the consolidation of clubhouse facilities to encourage collaboration and creative approaches to improve function, maintenance and management.

Project benefits

The Cubberla Creek Reserve sport and recreation precinct will deliver a space that:

  • protects the natural habitat and greenspace to create more opportunities for residents to enjoy Brisbane's beautiful climate and connect with friends and families
  • enhances accessibility to the precinct and sporting facilities through improved configuration of existing car parking capacity
  • addresses the increased demand for informal recreation and physical activities for the purpose of health and fitness
  • enables future planning to ensure a non-worsening of flooding in the local area
  • considers consolidation of clubhouse facilities to encourage collaboration and creative approaches to improve function, maintenance and management.

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Community engagement - have your say

In late 2018, Council met with individual sporting clubs and Cubberla-Witton Creek Catchment Group to discuss the future needs and aspirations of these volunteer organisations.

The draft precinct plan was released for community engagement on 8 October 2019 and closed on 15 December 2019, with the distribution of the project newsletter to the suburbs of Chapel Hill and Kenmore by Australia Post inviting residents to have their say about the draft precinct plan online or at a drop-in information kiosk at the Reserve.

Council thanks the community for their feedback on the draft precinct plan. We're now considering this feedback.

Next steps

The next steps include reviewing community feedback and conducting several technical studies to inform finalising of the precinct plan.

The final precinct plan is due for public release in mid-2020. Implementation of the precinct plan will be dependent on the available budget and will require ongoing collaboration between the Council, residents and clubs, and their users and visitors.

Frequently asked questions

Why is a sport and recreation precinct plan needed?

Brisbane City Council (Council) undertakes a regular program of planning Council’s sport and recreation precincts.  The purpose of this planning program is to ensure the optimal use of valuable community facilities and to guide the management and development of Council’s sport and recreation precincts.

The draft plan outlines how greenspace will be enhanced to create more opportunities for residents to enjoy Brisbane’s beautiful climate and connect with friends and families.  The intent of the Cubberla Creek Reserve Sport and Recreation draft precinct plan is to facilitate the ongoing vibrancy and future sustainability of the reserve for residents, users of the space and visitors to enjoy now and in the future.  A key objective of the draft precinct plan is to enhance accessibility to the precinct and sporting facilities through the improved configuration of existing car parking capacity and sharing of club facilities.

The draft precinct plan was developed from community and stakeholder engagement (to understand community aspirations for the precinct’s future use and development) analysis of current/emerging demand and supply of sporting facilities and open spaces.  The status of ageing buildings and current standards for sport and recreation facilities was also considered in the plan making process.

What does sport and recreation precinct planning involve?

Sport and recreation precinct planning generally involves engagement with sport and recreation users, residents and visitors to understand usage trends, constraints, emerging issues, and future aspirations for the precinct.  This informs technical studies and investigations, planning and design of draft plans.

What community engagement has occurred for Cubberla Creek Reserve?

Community and stakeholder engagement was undertaken in 2018 and involved a number of workshops.  Feedback included ideas and aspirations for the future development and management of the sport and recreation precinct.

In late 2018, Council met with individual sporting clubs and Cubberla-Witton Creek Catchment Group to discuss the future needs and aspirations of these volunteer organisations.

The draft precinct plan was released for community engagement on 8 October 2019 and closed on 15 December 2019 with the distribution of the project newsletter to the suburbs of Chapel Hill and Kenmore by Australia Post inviting residents to Have Your Say about the draft precinct plan via an online feedback survey or to visit a drop-in information kiosk on 20 October 2019.

The online feedback survey is now closed on the draft precinct plan.

Why did I not receive the newsletter?

Newsletters were unaddressed and not distributed to resident letter boxes marked ‘No junk mail’.  Newsletters are currently available from the Pullenvale Ward Office at 9 Brookfield Road, Kenmore.

Where does the draft plan incorporate activities for recreation?

Council values the increasing demand for informal recreation and physical activities for the purpose of health and fitness.  Creating safe and accessible green spaces within the precinct plan is a major consideration for the Cubberla Creek Reserve.

The proposed 1km running track circuit, new play node, and existing fitness equipment are considered recreational elements to activate informal fitness and play.

Will the fitness equipment at Cubberla Creek Reserve be removed?

No.  The fitness equipment will remain in place within the Cubberla Creek Reserve.

Will green space be lost for additional car parking?

No.  Further technical investigation about reconfiguring existing car parking spaces to improve the number of car parking spaces across the precinct will inform the final precinct plan.

Areas of the park is flood prone, what is Council doing about the flooding?

Council will undertake further technical studies across the precinct to inform future planning and ensure a non-worsening of flooding in the local area.

When will the proposed investigations occur?

Late 2019 into early 2020.

What will be included in the zone for shared club facilities?

Existing clubhouse facilities at Cubberla Creek Reserve are ageing and do not meet current demand for sport and recreation facilities, for example, they do not adequately support female participation.

Council is currently investigating the consolidation of clubhouse facilities to encourage collaboration and creative approaches to improve function, maintenance and management.

What is the proposed timeframe to finalise the plan?

Community feedback on the draft precinct plan closed on 15 December 2019.  The next steps include reviewing community feedback and conducting a number of technical studies to inform finalising of the precinct plan.

The final precinct plan is due for public release in mid-2020.  Implementation of the precinct plan will be dependent on the available budget and will require ongoing collaboration between the Council, residents and clubs, and their users and visitors.

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Last updated: 7 January 2020
Topics: chapel hill