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Offline kaykayt

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Oxley Creek Super Park
« on: December 15, 2016, 10:16:16 AM »
Graham Quirk's vision for redevelopment along the Oxley Creek Catchment.

$100 million super park for Brisbane's southside: Quirk

« Last Edit: December 16, 2016, 08:31:36 AM by kaykayt »

Offline verbatim9

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Re: Oxley Creek Super Park
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2016, 10:31:07 AM »
^^Great vision looks like there will be a artificial chlorinated lagoon for swimming or just a natural one?
« Last Edit: December 15, 2016, 01:04:44 PM by verbatim9 »

Offline James

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Re: Oxley Creek Super Park
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2016, 09:25:10 PM »
A lot of the land BCC is suggesting be 'developed' into parkland is very flood prone - it is all along Oxley Ck, a lot of it being the kind of land which goes under in heavy rain events.

Over-developing the space - anything more than basic landscaping (the odd bit of play equipment, trees, perhaps a bit of fencing) will very quickly come to grief. Anything like what we see at South Bank would simply be irresponsible development right across the corridor. Everybody has forgotten what happened almost 6 years ago now - and these areas were the places going under first.

The council needs more open space - big open space. Room to kick a ball around. Open fields to have a big picnic in and enjoy the scenery. Not more cafes, restaurants and pools which will go under every 2-3 years.
Is it really that hard to run frequent, reliable public transport?

Offline aldonius

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Re: Oxley Creek Super Park
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2016, 10:49:57 PM »
Also, some comments somewhere were suggesting a good deal of this space is defacto bird habitat...

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Re: Oxley Creek Super Park
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2016, 07:57:31 AM »
The flood plains/paths are a perfect place to put parkland and active transport corridors.  As James mentioned, put basic infrastructure and landscaping there - that is built to withstand the floodwaters.

We already have a lot of examples of this.  Kedron Brook Bikeway..  Bulimba Creek Bikeway.  Norman Creek Bikeway through Ekibin, Greenslopes and East Brisbane.  (The bit through Ekibin and Greenslopes currently hosts part of the SE Freeway bikeway, but this will change once the new section opens.)  All of them have parks, plains and sports fields associated with them.  I'm no expert, but I think the larger plains such as the ones that host sports fields allow flood waters to spread out instead of up - and are a crucial element of flood mitigation.

Also - you just have to visit any of the parkland facilities around Brisbane on a weekend to see how popular they are.  When I was a lad (Oh God! I'm saying that!) we had these things called back yards to play in.  There is no such thing in modern housing developments.  Parklands offer a place for families to get out and be active.
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