Brisbane Boys school have a development application before council to convert the existing golf course into a school sports facility.
Residents have expressed concerns over the increased traffic that this will cause, impact of night lighting, and issues to the already notorious intersection of Oxley Road and Cliveden Avenue.
You can see more details on Council's DA website using application number A002354466
The following article was published in the South-West News.
Brisbane Boys’ College plans for expansion under fire
04 May 09 @ 11:13am by Belinda Berry
Brisbane Boys’ College wants to build 10 tennis courts, multi-purpose courts, ovals and fields for AFL, basketball, cricket and a 90-bay car park, on a site bound by Oxley Rd and Cliveden Ave.
Project manager Peter Macgregor said 500 to 800 additional cars was a “rough estimate” for five afternoons of the year during peak time on major match days.
A full traffic study is being undertaken. Brisbane City councillor Nicole Johnston (Tennyson Ward) said she was worried about additional traffic in the area.
“Of particular concern is the intersection of Cliveden Ave and Oxley Rd which is a dangerous intersection,’’ Ms Johnston said.
Corinda and Oxley residents plan to submit objections to the council once the college lodges a development application in May or June.
Corinda resident Jenny Joyce, who lives on Cliveden Ave, said the project was of “no benefit” to the community and would create rat-running on suburban streets, lighting, noise and flooding.
Mrs Joyce said it would also take revenue away from less wealthy schools and tennis centres which hired out courts.
“The courts and the hours of use (7am to 10pm every day) they are proposing are ridiculous - no one will get a decent sleep,’’ Mrs Joyce said.
Mr Macgregor said students would mainly use the tennis courts during the day but there was an opportunity for tournaments at night.
Oxley’s Karen Haigh said the suburb already had an oversupply of tennis courts and roads would not cope with the development.
"It’s just so busy on our roads already and there is a lack of safe pedestrian crossings,’" Mrs Haigh said.
Mr Macgregor said numerous studies were being conducted into lighting, flooding and noise concerns to ensure the project met council requirements.
He said it was necessary for the college to expand at Corinda because there was not enough space at its Toowong grounds.