Remediation works begin on Cannon Hill Community Links

A new public golf course for Doboy residents is one step closer with the Lord Mayor announcing that land remediation works would begin mid-year at the Cannon Hill site.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said that the land remediation works were the first step in developing a new 18-hole golf course at the 1825 Creek Road site which is also bounded by Fursden Road.

Cr Ryan Murphy Cannon Hill Community Links

“Council identified the need for a public golf course within the Cannon Hill area back in 1998 and this development will provide a great facility for local residents and visitors as well as contributing to our vision of a clean, green city,” Cr Quirk said.

“This development will deliver the Southside’s first public golf course at no cost to ratepayers, with the golf course to be funded entirely from the proceeds of a residential development,” Cr Quirk said.

“It will also deliver new detached housing, parkland open space, providing high quality accommodation to support the projected employment growth in the nearby Australia Trade Coast precinct.

This announcement means that the site will be transformed into an asset of significant value for the community.

While I’m not a golfer, the benefits of the project extend far beyond the ‘ancient game'.

Cannon Hill Links is not just about golf. The project will deliver significant benefits to local road and bikeway infrastructure, drainage and open space.

Make no mistake this is a game-changer for Carina and Cannon Hill.

The most important thing to note is that the rehabilitation works will provide an important remediation for the existing bushland on the site.

The remnant bushland is degraded, with weeds like Lantana and Singapore Daisy running rampant. This rehabilitation work will also provide restoration of the habitat for the glider population on site.

BMD Group Executive Director – Operations Scott Power said the company was delighted to have finalised the agreement with Brisbane City Council to deliver the project.

“The remediation is the first and necessary part of a significant project that will create a new public golf course and a new Cannon Hill community,” Mr Power said.

“BMD is committed to being a good neighbour and to applying the highest level of consideration for the environment.”

From here, Council will be in regular contact with local residents over coming months to discuss construction impacts.

Council committed $5.2 million in the 2014-15 Budget towards the remediation of the closed landfill area as part of our commitment to maximise the land’s potential for the community.