Bidding war heats up to build Brisbane Live Olympic venue on Via Roma

Brisbane Live 2032 Bid wars are underway for the rights to build the Brisbane Olympic Arena, and Redlands City Council has unveiled plans for the proposed Birkdale community precinct.

A key feature of the Brisbane Olympics is the proposed Brisbane Live Stadium on Via Roma.

The project sparked a bidding war between Harvey Lister’s ASM-Global and a consortium led by Live Nation Entertainment and Oakview Group and Plenery Group.

Oakview Group vice president Brian Kaputnik told ABC Radio Brisbane’s Steve Austin that the consortium will be able to put their own capital into the project, making it cheaper to build for Australian taxpayers.

Kaputnik said the consortium sees Brisbane as an incredible market with a history of great entertainment and live events.

Kaputnik said the consortium will not enter into an operating contract.(By: AEG Ogden)

“We believe we are building a productive partnership with the government that will provide private funding and collaboration to provide a sustainable and successful next-generation arena for Queensland businesses and residents,” he said. said.

Kaputnik said the consortium would not enter into an operating contract with ASM Global if the Queensland government offers.

“In our opinion, it is really in the best interest to see such a relationship as it is clearly transparent to all parties in the competitive bidding process and offers the best cost-effectiveness for the government and the citizens of Brisbane. is not. “

Precincts receive a green light

This comes after the Redlands Council approved a long-debated Birkdale Community District proposal on Wednesday.

The hub will also be home to the Olympic Whitewater Rafting Stadium.

Lavinia Wood, spokesperson for the Community Alliance for Responsible Planning, said residents didn’t ask for the proposed stadium.

An image of the proposed stadium area.
Karen Williams says the Birkdale Community Precinct will become a legacy of the Brisbane Olympics.(By: Redland City Council)

“Quite simply, this Olympic Stadium is being pushed by the people of Redland,” she said.

“We don’t want that, and of the last six built for the Olympics, three – Athens, Rio and Beijing – have been completely abandoned, effectively becoming concrete swamps.

The other three Penrith Stadiums used in Sydney, London and Tokyo in 2000 are all in the red.”

Redlands City Council Mayor Karen Williams told ABC Radio’s Rebecca Levingston that the adoption of the Birkdale Community District Master Plan is an exciting step for Brisbane and the region.

“The plan includes seven different hubs, giving us the opportunity to showcase what is arguably the best park in Queensland.

According to Williams, the seven zones include historic buildings, innovation areas, opportunities for landcare environments using 40 of the site’s 62 hectares of land, a running track, the Redlands Resilience Training Center, and the 2032 Includes Olympic and Paralympic whitewater rafting stadiums and swimming. lagoon.

Alternate use

Cr Williams said 1,200 people responded to the survey on the draft master plan.

She said three out of four people support the plan and the council works closely with emergency services.

Bidding war heats up to build Brisbane Live Olympic venue on Via Roma

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