Set amongst existing conservation areas, World War Two heritage buildings and a former agricultural homestead, the precinct will become a community destination and a 2032 Olympic and Paralympic venue, hosting the Whitewater Canoe Slalom Olympic event. The 62-hectare sites potential will be unlocked as one of the largest and most diverse community destinations in South-East Queensland.

Drawing upon our expertise in design, planning and place-making, the master plan stages illustrate the precinct as a space for play, learning, dining, and adventure immersed in heritage and nature. The vision will facilitate an investment of $300 million in adventure, a swimming lagoon, dining precincts, innovation centres, heritage restorations and a white-water rafting facility. Two stages of the master plan have been developed illustrating a short to medium pre-Olympic vision and a long-term vision for the Olympic legacy.

The Birkdale master plan incorporates and builds upon the local community’s feedback, delivering a place-making strategy that successfully creates new opportunities, whilst respecting the precinct’s World War Two heritage, agricultural past and special conservation areas. We are proud to partner with Redlands Council in bringing the precinct to life for the Olympics and beyond- a place with a space for everyone.

The site’s potential will be unlocked as one of the largest and most diverse community destinations in South East Queensland, as a place with a space for everyone.

“The Final Draft Master Plan for the Birkdale Community Precinct is a game changer for the region and set to leave a lasting legacy for Redlands and SEQ. It’s been an absolute pleasure to work collaboratively with Council on this exciting project and to see it come to life.”

Natalie Hoitz, Group Director – Design

“Our masterplan seeks to unite the proposed seven precinct areas by celebrating the natural environment and amazing history of the site in the landscape. Creeks, waterways, soils, flora and fauna of the local area will be represented throughout the masterplan area, creating a truly unique and contextually relevant celebration of place; representing an extraordinary opportunity for the people of Redlands and surrounding communities.”

Glen Power, Director

“The momentum and energy behind this project is an absolute credit to the Redlands City Council Team. In just over a year, we have seen them proceed from initial ideas, to a truly genuine and consultative community engagement process, through to visioning and now this master plan. Partnering with Council throughout this process has been a true privilege in bringing the local community’s ideas to life and establishing an enduring legacy for the region.”

Riley Flanigan, Associate Director

“I was excited and proud to be part of an outstanding collective team effort between Redland City Council and Urbis in the realisation of the vision from concept to draft masterplan. The Birkdale Community Precinct will be a distinctly diverse and innovative precinct anchored in place and the local community – as a ‘Place with a Space for Everyone.”

Simon Madigan, Senior Landscape Architect