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Ballymore Redevelopment

Discussion in 'Rugby Discussion' started by Karl, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. RugbyReg Stirling Mortlock (74)

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    Not sure if you listen to our podcast, but the rumours are the ARU are moving in to NSW HQ. Perhaps it is temporary until TG Milner is done. Perhaps they'll consider Ballymore. Regardless, its a significant development.
  2. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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    After the reported reorganisation of 17 staff at ARU HQ, is there anyone left to go to Moore Park to bunker down with Tahs HQ, (and NSWRU HQ, NSW Suhhies HQ and SJRU HQ.)
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    Probably hear more about this in coming months, but QRU has had the previous DA for Ballymore extended until 2020(was due to expire Aug16) and were taking EOI's for partners to develop the site which closed on 31 Jan 2017.

    This gives scope of the concept:
    http://www.redsrugby.com.au/Portals...velopment/Ballymore-InformationMemorandum.pdf

    In a nutshell, this is what the previous DA was approved for:

    • Major Sporting Stadium, Office, Club, Indoor Sport and Recreation (Gymnasium & Pool Centre), Medical Centre, Outdoor Sport and Recreation (Playing Field) and Short Term Accommodation (over 5 stage
    If you want to read the DA then just go to the BCC website: A002152269
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  4. Tangawizi Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    Brisbane City FC have just announced a bid to join the A-League and are looking to play out of a refurbished Ballymore. Possibly late next year.

    http://www.foxsports.com.au/footbal...e/news-story/5b8d8681b3df284ffde94ed8eba18bb1

  5. WorkingClassRugger Mark Ella (57)

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    If this bid gets up and Ballymore is upgraded what are the chances the Reds would start playing out of there? Personally, I think it would be better that Suncorp which seems cavenous on TV.
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  6. Strewthcobber Paul McLean (56)

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    What are the improved public transport links?

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  7. Ignoto Dick Tooth (41)

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    Well they've certainly got one thing right, the shit-show that is getting to and from Ballymore is a widely different experience to Suncorp!

    I'm at a loss why any new A-League team doesn't spend the cash on developing Perry Park. It's situated between the ICB, two main roads, a train station, a ferry stop could be added. More importantly, it's within walking distance of Gasworks/Teneriffe so food is all sorted.
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  8. The torpedo Chilla Wilson (44)

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    Wilston train station is a 20-min walk, Bowen Hills is a 40-min walk. Bus stops as well around the place.
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    I think there could be improved public transport links across Breakfast Creek with Wilston Train Station, a more direct route between the two could make it 900m from station to stadium, which places it less then the distance between Suncorp and Roma St.

    Also a bus station to facilitate a shuttle bus run between the Busway at Royal Brisbane Women's Hospital and the stadium.
  10. The torpedo Chilla Wilson (44)

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    Maybe also some parking @ Downey Park?
  11. waiopehu oldboy Tim Horan (67)

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    Cross-river Rail?

    I remember having to bail on a match at Ballymore (I'm thinking Reds v CruSadists pre-season) on account of the public transport connections to & from Logan being a real pain in the ass. That said there was no "Park & Ride" that night as there is for a competition match at Suncorp & would presumably be for one at Ballymore so maybe I'm not comparing apples with apples.
  12. Strewthcobber Paul McLean (56)

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    @VinceRugari: Brisbane City have history at Ballymore too. Played NSL there in 1981 -- as a curtain raiser to QLD vs Italy rugby union! #aleague
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  13. Tangawizi Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    The proximity of Ballymore to the Bris City clubhouse would also be very appealing to them.

    Pack the fans in pre & post-match with a short hike over the creek for the games.

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  14. Jon Chris McKivat (8)

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    Only problem is that there isn't enough venues around ballymore & the bars at the ground are 10 people deep from the time the gates open
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  18. Zero_Cool Ron Walden (29)

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  19. RugbyReg Stirling Mortlock (74)

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    Yep. They’re the same ones. They may have to digitally put in some soccer posts.
  20. TOCC Guest

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    Getting the politicians on board is the big one, without them the plan is futile.

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