Proposed basketball court for Wakerley

 Picture: RICHARD WALKER, Quest Newspapers

 Picture: RICHARD WALKER, Quest Newspapers

I was recently approached by a Year 10 student, Sam Atkins. Sam identified that the Mossvale Estate at Wakerley was in need of park facilities to cater for both teenagers and adults, and suggested a basketball court.

He set up an e-petition calling on Council to install a basketball court within the estate.

The petition received 226 signatures and called for Council to work with the residents of the Mossvale on Manly Estate to install a basketball court within the Mossvale on Manly Estate.

Council's proposed basketball court off Torrens Cres, Wakerley

Council's proposed basketball court off Torrens Cres, Wakerley

Consultation will now be carried out with residents in the estate in order to determine support for the proposal.

 Picture: RICHARD WALKER, Quest Newspapers

 Picture: RICHARD WALKER, Quest Newspapers

Note that due to a variety of environmental and constructability factors, Council’s engineers have determined that Torrens Crescent Park is the only suitable location for a basketball court within Mossvale on Manly Estate.

Due to the lack of alternative sites, if this proposal is not supported, the money allocated to this project will be allocated to other projects in the ward.

On behalf of Brisbane City Council, I would like to thank Sam once again for his efforts!

Formal consultation will commence in July.