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The park, currently used as a car park, will be converted into a district park.

Photo: Ruth McCosker

A Brisbane park which was one used by military vehicles before becoming a racing club car park will be converted back into public parkland.

The triangular park at Ascot is between Lancaster Road, Kitchener Road and McGill Avenue currently has dirt and cement paths surrounded by grass and a scattering of trees.

Brisbane City Council has been planning the future Racecourse Precinct since 2009, which involved converting the car park back to public parkland.

The council revealed the development plans for the district park on Tuesday

The site had been part of the Eagle Farm racetrack facilities since the 1860s and until the 1940s it was known and used as Ascot Park under the management of Hamilton Council and later Brisbane City Council.

The council’s parks, environment and sustainability chairman David Mclachlan said during General Douglas MacArthur’s war efforts in Brisbane the park was used for military vehicles and storage.

Car park to be converted to public parkland
Ascot Park, 1933.

Photo: John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

“After the war, the site continued to be used as a car park for the racing club,” he said.

The Eagle Farm racing club members car park sign is still at the entry to the park, along with plaques attached to the fence reserving bays, but the car park is no longer in use by the club.

Car park to be converted to public parkland

The area has now been closed to parking for Eagle Farm racing club members

Photo: Ruth McCosker

The design for the new park shows an outdoor gym/fitness area, dog off-leash area, playground and a rotunda.

The council would hold information sessions to consult with the community on the proposed design for Ascot Park.

Construction of the park will take place in 2019.

Source: www.brisbanetimes.com.au

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Each double-storey home features a mix of three-bedroom and three-bedroom-plus-study designs, complete with multi-purpose room, two bathrooms, guest powder room and generous-sized living areas.

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The kitchens will feature reconstituted stone benchtops, high-gloss cabinetry, and quality appliances, and flow seamlessly to the indoor living areas

“The arrival of Park Lane later this year, as well as the planned redevelopment of the Woolworths site in Everton Park and North-West Private Hospital, are delivering considerable amenity to The Hills District,” Mr Abedian said.

“Everton Hills also adjoins the 630ha Bunyaville State Forest, renowned for its expansive nature trails and recreation spaces.

“Grovely Train Station is an easy four-minute drive away, with direct services to the Brisbane CBD.”

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Mr Abedian said the early sales success of The Hills Residences demonstrated the inherent value of sophisticated architectural design and established amenity.

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Bathrooms will feature large porcelain tiles, custom-made vanities, reconstituted stone benchtops, and premium fittings.

“These homes represent the latest evolution of Sunland’s award-winning designs, featuring striking framed facades and expansive landscaping,” he said.

“Each double-storey home features a mix of three-bedroom and three-bedroom-plus-study designs, complete with multi-purpose room, two bathrooms, guest powder room and generous living areas.

“A selection of homes enjoy aspects overlooking the central park and the adjoining nature reserve.”

Mr Abedian said the kitchens would feature reconstituted stone benchtops, high-gloss cabinetry, and quality appliances, and flow seamlessly to the indoor living areas.

While bathrooms would feature large porcelain tiles, custom-made vanities, reconstituted stone benchtops, and premium fittings.

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The early sales success of The Hills Residences demonstrated the inherent value of sophisticated architectural design and established amenity.

“One-third of The Hills Residences is dedicated to open space, with a large central park and 3,500sq m of preserved bushland located a short stroll from every home,” he said.

“Early construction works have commenced on site, with the display home on track to be delivered in early 2019.”

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One-third of The Hills Residences is dedicated to open space, with a large central park and 3,500sq m of preserved bushland located a short stroll from every home.

Source: www.news-mail.com.au

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