Brisbane City Council revealed plans for the redevelopment of Crosby Park and Albion Park Raceway with the aim of creating a new sports arena and center for the Brisbane 2032 Olympic Games.
The designs were prepared by Brisbane City Council in conjunction with consulting architects Neeson Murcutt and Neille, and specialist gaming site overlay consultants EKS.
As part of the Breakfast Creek Sports Precinct plan, the running track will be relocated to create the new 29-hectare site and make way for the construction of Brisbane’s indoor sports centre.
The indoor sports center will include facilities for basketball, netball, volleyball, goalball and badminton, as well as facilities dedicated to parasports.
A large green pedestrian column will run through the center of the precinct, providing space for community events and connecting Crosby Road to Breakfast Creek.
The Allan Border Field, which will remain at its current location, will receive additional seating, while baseball and multi-purpose sports fields will be built, in addition to an off-leash dog area.
The concept plan also includes a new location for the Brothers Rugby Union Club, which will move closer to the Breakfast Creek Hotel and receive a new clubhouse and three new pitches.
Brisbane City Council said the pitches would incorporate an innovative water harvesting and reclamation system by Urban Utilities, making the sports pitches environmentally sustainable and efficient.
In addition to providing a venue for the Olympics, the new neighborhood will respond to growing interest in junior and women’s programs and increased demand for accessible sports facilities.
Brisbane Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the precinct offered a once-in-a-generation opportunity to use land wholly owned by the government to create “one of the most accessible sports facilities in the world”.
“Our Breakfast Creek Sports Precinct plan can be part of that legacy by transforming an underutilized and tired area of our city into a thriving area that would host local, national and international sporting events year-round,” said said Schrinner.
“It’s a really exciting proposition and we have already worked closely with the Queensland Government, Brothers Rugby and Queensland Cricket on these plans.”
In addition to the economic benefits of the Olympics, Schrinner said he was “confident” that the sports and recreation district would bring benefits to the community by helping to increase participation for all.
For more information visit the Brisbane City Council website.