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North Qld Lavarack Golf Club closes doors for good

POSTED ON December 30, 2021 @ 10:10 am

Ex-service and civilian members were given until December 17 to pack up and leave the Lavarack golf club before site is slated for redevelopment.

A defence spokesperson told the ABC the main entry to Lavarack Barracks would be altered to reduce traffic congestion on University Road.

“To accommodate the required changes, the golf course will be re-purposed as sports and training fields, which are essential for Australian Defence Force training,” the spokesperson said.

“As a result, Defence has made the decision not to renew the Commonwealth of Australia License to Lavarack Golf Club when it expired on the 13th November 2021.

A spokesperson for the Department of Transport and Main Roads said preliminary traffic modelling was underway on University Drive in anticipation of a future Bruce Highway planning project which had not started.

“As we have not yet started planning for potential University Road upgrades, we have not identified a need to alter the access to Lavarack Barracks or to secure any Department of Defence land to accommodate changes at the Macarthur Drive and Melton Black Drive intersection,” they said.

The Department of Defence declined the ABC’s requests for an interview about the golf club.

SOURCE: ABC

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