Petitions | Brisbane City Council

SAVE our green space in Primrose Park

Principal Petitioner Craig Hyde, Wynnum
Date Closed Thu, 23 Aug 2018 This epetition has ended
No. of signatures 125 signatures

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Residents draw to the attention of Brisbane City Council seeking to build a skate park in Primrose Park, Wynnum. This would severely reduce the already limited green space in the area and take away our neighbourhood's well used small green oasis.

Your petitioners therefore request Brisbane City Council source a more suitable location to facilitate a bigger skate park and to keep GREEN space in Primrose Park for current and future park users. There are many current facilities in Primrose Park such as half basketball court, play equipment, handball / tennis half court, cricket strip, barbecues, toilets and open green space for families to have picnics in a peaceful environment.

Council response

Thank you for your petition opposing the proposed construction of a skate facility in Primrose Park, Wynnum West, and request that a more suitable location be found for this facility.

Council has completed an investigation and considered your request. It was decided that the petitioners be advised of the following information.

Primrose Park contains a cricket pitch, playground, basketball half court, rebound wall, two picnic shelters, a barbeque, seating, pathways and a toilet block. The park has extensive road frontage to suburban and district roads, which should provide effective passive surveillance to deter anti-social behaviours. It is also a source of ambient (traffic) noise that will help to ‘drown out’ noise generated by users of the proposed skate facility. There are also expansive open grassed areas within the park, and it is envisaged that the skate facility will only take up a small portion of this open space.

The closest existing Council skate facilities to Primrose Park are in Ed Devenport Rotary Park, Lota, which is over four kilometres away, and in Murarrie Recreation Ground, which is over six kilometres away. Given there are 35 skate facilities in Council parks spread across Brisbane, this is one of the larger ‘gap’ areas for the provision of skate facilities citywide. While your opposition to this proposal is acknowledged, Council has also received significant public support for the proposal to construct a new skate facility in this location.

For the above reasons, Council supports the proposal to construct a new skate facility in Primrose Park, Wynnum West, funded through the Wynnum Manly Ward Footpath and Parks Trust Fund.

Thank you for raising this matter.