Mortimer Road Park Sport and Recreation Precinct - Acacia Ridge
Creating more to see and do in a clean and green Brisbane means more opportunities to enjoy Brisbane’s beautiful climate and connect with family and friends in the places that make our city great, including Mortimer Road Park.
Brisbane City Council has developed a draft concept plan for the Mortimer Road Park Sport and Recreation Precinct to guide its management and protection into the future.
|Address||174 Mortimer Road, Acacia Ridge|
|Project outcomes||Guide future investment, development and management of this sport and recreation precinct.|
Community engagement on the draft concept plan has now closed. The final concept plan is due for release in late 2020.
Council develops sport and recreation precinct plans, in consultation with Council’s community facility tenants and community users, to ensure the optimal use of valuable community facilities and to inform the future investment, development and management of these sites.
The plans include recommendations for the development and management of the sport and recreation precincts in the short, medium and long-term. These recommendations do not commit Council or tenants to their implementation; however, the plans do support Council and the community to seek grant funding and other investment opportunities.
Demand for upgrades to the Precinct have been established through a broad range of consultation with sporting clubs, residents and park users and from consideration of existing and potential opportunities including: future growth in sporting participation, ageing facilities, informal recreation offerings and access improvements.
About the project
Mortimer Road Park Sport and Recreation Precinct is a valuable community space and home to a range of sporting, recreation and community activities.
Mortimer Road Park is a Council-managed facility (on approximately 21 hectares) zoned for the purpose of sport and recreation. The precinct has a long sporting history with the site being used for a variety of sporting activities including soccer, rugby league and lawn bowls.
Existing infrastructure on the site includes community club house buildings, sporting fields and lighting, lawn bowls greens, a playground and a dog off-leash park.
Future planning will help ensure the ongoing vibrancy and sustainability of the precinct for sport and recreation participants, local residents, businesses and visitors. It will also manage amenity for people living in the nearby suburbs.
The Mortimer Road Park Sport and Recreation Precinct Draft Concept Plan aims to deliver a space that:
- increases sport, recreational and social opportunities for residents and visitors
- achieves better traffic management to minimise vehicle impacts for park users
- achieves a pedestrian-friendly environment with safe linkages throughout the precinct
- engages with residents and community groups to provide social opportunities for all ages.
The Mortimer Road Park Sport and Recreation Precinct Draft Concept 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 draft concept plan is to facilitate the ongoing vibrancy and future sustainability of the park for residents, users of the space and visitors to enjoy now and in the future.
Local Heritage Place
Carr’s quarry and the World War II air-raid bunker are listed as a Local Heritage Place under the Brisbane City Plan 2014 as evidence of blue metal quarrying in Archerfield in the early 20th Century; and the role of the adjacent Archerfield Aerodrome during World War II.
This former quarry in Mortimer Road Park, now a waterhole, is a well-known landmark among residents of the Archerfield area and is also a prominent landmark for pilots approaching the adjacent Archerfield Airport.
Refer to the draft concept plan for Council’s vision on protecting these significant places.
Read more about Carr's quarry.
Sporting and community groups
Council has lease agreements in place with the following sport and community volunteer organisations.
These groups have a long history of service to sport and continue to offer a community benefit to the local area:
- Souths Sports Club (incorporating Brisbane Racing Club as head lessee)
- Souths Acacia Junior RLFC
- Souths Acacia Bowls Club
- Acacia Ridge FC
- Spanish Centre Ltd.
Following the initial consultation phase in 2018 and 2020, Council invited the community to have their say on the draft concept plan for the Mortimer Road Park Sport and Recreation Precinct.
Thank-you to everyone who provided feedback on the draft concept plan. Feedback from this consultation phase will help inform the development of this much-loved precinct for everyone to enjoy.
All feedback is currently being considered before the release of the final concept plan in late 2020.
To find out more about the project, phone Council on 07 3403 8888.