Ideas developing for Birkdale Community Precinct


A total of nine Redlands Coast groups have been successful in gaining seed funding to help develop their ideas for community-focussed activities at Birkdale Community Precinct.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the variety and creativity of the proposals submitted to the pilot Birkdale Community Partnerships Program were an exciting reminder of the multitude of uses the 62-hectare site would boast going forward.

“The successful applicants will now work on their concepts to a stage where they can be tested onsite at this year’s upcoming Birkdale Community Precinct Info Days,” Cr Williams said.

“From visual art to virtual reality, from cycling to recycling, the ideas really enforce the aim of this program, which is to achieve positive long-term social, environmental and economic impacts from the community’s interaction with the precinct now and over generations to come.

“This collaboration between Council and community is among plans being created for the community to get onto, use and enjoy Birkdale Community Precinct as opportunities arise.”

Seed funding amounts of $500 to $1000 for community groups and $2000 for schools and youth groups were available.

The successful applicants and their areas of interest are:

COMMUNITY GROUPS

  • Bayside District Amateur Radio Society (interactive radio communications)
  • Redland Bayside Child & Family Support Hub / Playgroup Qld (ecology-based activities)
  • EcoUnity (observation tower proposal)
  • Redland Museum (theatrical presentation)
  • Rotary Club of Cleveland (recycling and sustainability)

SCHOOL/YOUTH GROUPS

  • TRACTION (bicycle recycling and youth empowerment)
  • Wellington Point State High School (visual arts installation)
  • Australian Industry Trade College (virtual reality in trade sector)
  • Wynnum Redlands Canoe Club (fitness, recreation and celebrating Tingalpa Creek)

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