Petitions | Brisbane City Council

Chikara Martial Arts - Zoning Reconsideration

Principal Petitioner Kyl Reber, Heathwood
Closing Date Sun, 03 Mar 2019
No. of signatures 2 signatures

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Chikara Martial Arts, located in Blunder Road, Oxley, Brisbane is seeking to gain support in regards to a zoning issue that threatens to have the business relocated. Chikara Martial Arts (CMA) has been established in the Western Brisbane community since 1996, and a forced move to an area that is presently within Brisbane City Council (BCC) guidelines would potentially force CMA to close its doors due to the extreme financial cost of operation, thereby affecting the 200 plus students and their families that attend the centre, and destroy the community that CMA has built over the last 22 years.

Petitioners call on Brisbane City Council to: 1. Offer and negotiate a compromise whereby CMA can stay in its present location, but work together with BCC to implement strategies and/or structures and alterations that will make CMA more feasible to continue operating in its present location, so they can keep teaching vital self defence and empowerment skills to children and adults of western Brisbane, and continue to provide a community that has changed the lives of hundreds of people over the last 22 years; and 2. Reconsider zoning requirements and guidelines for all indoor sport and recreation businesses within its city limits, thereby giving more small businesses of this nature an opportunity to provide a service to the community far beyond that of health and fitness, and thereby giving the people of Brisbane more and more opportunities to enjoy the healthy and active lifestyle that they deserve.

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