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Victoria Park course to close on June 30 before becoming public parkland

POSTED ON May 29, 2021 @ 7:18 am

Victoria Park golf course to close on June 30 then reopen as public parkland

Victoria Park Golf Course will open for public use as parkland in a matter of weeks, as preparations begin to revamp the grounds into a 45-hectare park.

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner told ABC Radio Brisbane the golf course would close at 5:00pm on June 30, with the public to have access the following day “to enjoy, be it walking, cycling or having a picnic”.

“We’ll [then] commence the transformation of the golf course into publicly accessible parkland,” he said.

“If you enjoy playing golf at Victoria Park, get in over the next five weeks, because it will be the last opportunity to play on the 18-hole golf course.”

The driving range, putt putt course and function centre on the grounds will remain open.

The course and clubhouse opened at Victoria Park in 1931. Council announced in 2019 that it would transform the grounds into the city’s biggest new park in 50 years.

“It’s something the community has been really supportive of … there’s been more than 16,000 people that have had their say, and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive with 86 per cent support for the transformation,” Cr Schrinner said.

“Initially residents can expect to see the 33 existing bunkers on site filled, pathway improvements made and increased planting on site.”

Green space will stay open

Cr Schrinner said that despite the ongoing work, “significant open space will remain publicly accessible at all times”.

He said the new Minnippi Golf Course in Cannon Hill was still under construction and hoped it would open later this year or early next year.

Community consultation on the draft master plan for Victoria Park will be held in the second half of this year.

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