Cannon Hill Community Links Project is Back on Track

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Cannon Hill Community Links Project gets back on track with a series of construction applications for the proposed golf course and residential precinct already awaiting Council approval.

Brisbane City Council is working with developer BMD Properties Pty Ltd (BMD) to transform 125 hectares of land bounded by Creek Road, Fursden Road, and Bulimba Creek in the former Cannon Hill tip into a public golf course and residential precinct.

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The international-standard 18-hole public golf course will be Brisbane’s first in 70 years and the only such golf course located south of the Brisbane River. The construction of the public golf course was to start in 2017 and should have been completed in 2018, but several design changes were needed to meet State Government requirements.

Minnippi Golf Course Master Plan 
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Remediation works were started in May 2015 and completed in July 2016, prior to the construction of the Minnippi residential precinct and the golf course. Around 12.5 hectares of the total site area was allocated for the residential development with Stages 2, 3, and 4 of the housing development now complete.

The Cannon Hill Community Links Project is being guided by the Council to ensure that all measures, along with appropriate rehabilitation works, are undertaken to minimise environmental impacts, manage its habitats, and preserve its ecological features.

The project will also involve enhancement, revegetation, and landscaping of over 100 hectares of the site, including the squirrel glider habitat remediation works involving the establishment of grasslands and wetlands, as well as the planting of new trees. 

Council expects the construction of the public golf course to commence in early 2020 and completed in mid-2021 whilst Stage 5 of the residential development is expected to commence in 2020 and completed in 2021.