Tender Proposals Sought for Murarrie Recreation Reserve

Brisbane City Council is seeking tender proposals for the lease of a community facility located at 1238 Wynnum Road, Murarrie Recreation Reserve, Murarrie.

The facility available is the Brisbane International Cycle Park. The goal is to establish the reserve as a premier destination for international cycling and enhance its capacity to meet sporting and recreation needs in Brisbane.

Brisbane International Cycle Park is located at1238 Wynnum Road, Murarrie Recreation Reserve, Murarrie. This new state-of-the-art, two-storey building. The facility features various amenities, including a canteen, storage areas, bike trailer parking, change rooms, public toilets, first aid room, community/meeting room, and an expansive viewing platform overlooking the cycling track.
The available spaces for lease include a canteen (33 sqm), store room (15 sqm), and community room (58 sqm). The lease term being offered by BCC is for up to four years.

To apply for this opportunity, visit the Brisbane City Council website (www.brisbane.qld.gov.au) and search for ‘Community Facility Tender’, then follow the instructions to submit your tender application.

Your application should include a written response that demonstrates your ability to meet the eligibility criteria and key selection criteria. Likewise, be sure to address all the necessary requirements outlined in the tender documentation.

Applicants must demonstrate the financial capacity to deliver the planned outcome in a timely manner and ensure sustainable ongoing operations. Consider whether your proposed activity is consistent with the Zone Code and if it will require a development application. 

Please note that the organisation will be responsible for covering any associated development application costs.

Also for those who wish to conduct a site inspection, you can contact Council at (07) 3403 8888 and ask to speak to the Lease Management Team for more information. Keep in mind that the facility is currently under construction.

An appropriate lease fee will be negotiated with the successful tenant(s). Applicants should also be prepared to cover the costs associated with lease preparation, stamp duty, survey costs, and titles office registration. Additionally, the tenant will be responsible for facility maintenance, building insurance, and utility payments during the lease term.

For any additional information or inquiries, you can visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au or call Council on (07) 3403 8888. Make sure to thoroughly review the tender documentation and guidelines provided by the Brisbane City Council to ensure that your application is complete and meets all requirements.

Interested parties should ensure that your organisation meets the eligibility criteria as specified in the tender documentation. The deadline for submitting your tender application is midnight on 8 September 2023.

Published 10-September-2023

Murarrie is Getting an Olympic-Ready International Cycle Park

Plans have been set in motion to deliver a new $16.1-million international cycle park in Murarrie, ahead of the Olympics. 

The Murarrie Recreation Reserve International Cycle Park will comprise a world-class cycling track, a 500-metre speed skating track, and a multi-purpose clubhouse where locals may learn to ride a bike, improve on their BMX skills, enjoy picnics and barbecues, and play with their dogs at an off-leash dog park.

Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said that the budget for the new cycling facility has been secured for 2022-2023.

“In just over a decade’s time, Brisbane’s Olympic and Paralympic destiny will arrive with the Games to be held right here in our home city,” Lord Mayor said. “The investments we make today in sports infrastructure will pay dividends during the Games because local athletes will have world-class facilities, like this cycling track, to learn and train on at home.”

International Cycle Park
Photo Credit: BCC

In mid-2019, Council sought feedback for the development of the Murarrie Recreation Reserve, which was followed by technical investigations and key discussions with sporting groups. 

After these discussions, Council finalised the plan for the new facility that will include the following construction for Stage 1:  

  • Replace the local cycling track with criterium tracks designed to Union Cycliste Internationale standards, incorporating a new 500 metre rollerblading/speed skating track
  • Remediation works
  • New multi-purpose clubhouse catering for events
  • New safety fencing
  • car park upgrade
  • New walkways, ramps and tree planting

Future plans for the cycle park will include the following, subject to funding: 

  • Learn-to-ride facility
  • Pump/BMX track
  • Picnic shelters and barbecues
  • Track lighting
  • Intersection upgrade
  • Dog off-leash area
  • Beginner mountain bike skills course
International Cycle Park
Photo Credit: BCC

Council intends to establish Murrarie Recreation Reserve as a “metropolitan and international-level criterium track, wheeled sport and recreation park” with a range of opportunities for sports and recreation. It will be a safe, and well-designed green space that will be a destination for many locals and visitors. 

Construction work for Stage 1 is scheduled to start in late 2022. 

Spooktakular Saturday Returns to Murarrie For Family-friendly Festivities

Looking for family-friendly parties this Halloween? Have a Spooktakular Saturday at the Murarrie Recreation Reserve and enjoy an afternoon filled with fun and surprises, suitable for all ages.

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Organised by the Lions Club of Brisbane Camp Hill Carindale with support from Brisbane City Council, Spooktakular Saturday is the ultimate Halloween event for kids, taking place at the Murarrie Recreation Reserve on 29 October from 2:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Spooktakular Saturday
Photo credit: Spooktakular Saturday/Facebook

Similar to the 2021 celebration, there will be market stalls throughout the recreation reserve but this time around, you can expect more of them, along with lots of rides, live entertainment, and food for everyone!

For the rides, there will be a giant slide, a train ride, rock walls, cup and saucer ride, obstacle course, and jumping castles!

Joining the fun also lets you help a cause. Funds that will be raised for the 2022 event will help children with cancer. Tickets are available via EventBrite.

Spooktakular Saturday
Photo credit: Lions Club of Brisbane Camp Hill Carindale/Facebook

The Lions Club of Brisbane Camp Hill Carindale launched the event in 2021. The 2021 event was a massive success, thanks to the support of local businesses and community groups.

Read: Murarrie is Getting an Olympic-Ready International Cycle Park

About the Lions Club of Brisbane Camp Hill Carindale 

Photo credit: Lions Club of Brisbane Camp Hill Carindale/Facebook

The Lions Club of Brisbane Camp Hill Carindale is a non-profit organisation established in 1966 and has been helping the community since, through their projects. They assist with local community fundraising for special causes and help with development and building of local parks, community venues and sporting centres.

The club has supported a number of projects and groups throughout the years, including the Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation, Australian Lions Children’s Mobility Foundation, and the Lions Medical Research Foundation.

Brisbane Kite Festival is Back at the Murarrie Recreation Reserve!

Editor’s Note: Event has been moved to Sunday, Aug 21, 10am-3pm.

Bring out the kid in you at the Brisbane Kite Festival, which returns for another fun-filled day at the Murarrie Recreation Reserve in Cannon Hill! 

The whole family is guaranteed to enjoy the event filled with kite flying and a whole lot of activities on Sunday, 15 May 2022, from 8:00 a.m. onwards.

Participants may bring their own kites or buy one that can be easily put together at the festival. There will be seasoned kite-flyers to assist the locals. Kites that may break will be repaired in the workshop area.

Children will delight in the jumping castles, face painting, heaps of rides, and of course, kite flying! Vendors will be available all day to serve hot food like burgers or sausage sizzles and refreshing drinks.

Among the food stalls to anticipate are:

London Spud – a local favorite. Their baked spuds are filled with only the best quality meats and freshest ingredients. These amazing meals are completely gluten-free and are the perfect comfort food. 

Salt Flake – a gluten-free food truck serving the best fish & chips. 

Lankan Street – brings the authentic flavours of Sri Lanka with their famous grilled Kottu Roti. 

New York Waffles – for the sweet and savoury dessert lovers. Try a light and crispy Brussels waffle topped with southern fried chicken, apple slaw, sriracha mayo and maple syrup. The ultimate combo of sweet and savoury.

The Brisbane Kite Festival is an annual event organised by the Rotary Club of Balmoral and Rotary Club of Carindale. Carina’s Men’s Shed helps out with the kite assembly and repair. The event is also made possible with the help of Kites Queensland and Brisbane City Council. 

Pets may be allowed at the Murarrie Recreation Reserve but should be leashed at all times. Council by-laws about pets in the area remain. 

The day will go ahead unless otherwise publicised if the weather changes. Follow updates on their Facebook page.

Ride Along from Murarrie Recreation Reserve to the Green Heart Fair This September

Green Heart Fair is turning ten! Cycling Brisbane is inviting everyone to “Ride Along to the Green Heart Fair” on 8 September 2019. The bike ride is a 6km flat guided ride along picturesque Bulimba Creek Bikeway which connects the event site with Carindale, Mansfield, and Wishart to the south, and Tingalpa and Murrarie to the north

Ride Along to the Green Heart Fair
Photo credit: Brisbane City Council / cyclingbrisbane.com.au

Cycling Brisbane will lead the guided ride, which will leave at 8am, from Murarrie Recreation Reserve to the Fair.  Upon arriving at the site, riders can take advantage of the free bike safety checks that will be provided courtesy of Bicycle Queensland. Participants may leave their bike at the bike parking provided by Cycling Brisbane.

Ride Along to the Green Heart Fair
Photo credit: Brisbane City Council / cyclingbrisbane.com.au

The ride is open to individuals aged 8 and up (children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult). Joining the bike ride is free but booking essential. 

Murarrie Recreation Reserve, 1238 Wynnum Road, Murarrie QLD 4172

About Green Heart Fair

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Green Heart Fair is Brisbane’s biggest free bi-annual community and sustainability event. 

Each year, the first of two Green Heart Fairs happens in Chermside around in May or June whilst the second event is held either in September or October in Carindale.

More than 100 sustainability organisations, community groups, artisans, foodies, green-thumbs, conservationists, businesses and eco experts are on-hand to share information and knowledge.

The Fair happens this Sunday, 8 September 2019 from 8:30am – 2pm at the Carindale Recreation Reserve. Food trucks offering plenty of vegans and gluten free options and exciting activities for kids with performances by PJ Masks await Fair goers.

Aside from sustainability workshops and displays,artisan markets, and kids’ entertainment, the Green Heart Fair will also feature Brisbane Billycart Championships plus 3,000 free native plants to giveaway.