As the red tape hangs in twain with the official reopening of the Eagle Farm Racecourse, the Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival is now in its final week of events, perfectly intwined with their Master Community Plan.
With horses racing for $18.4 million in prize money across the carnival, this year is a landmark event — Eagle Farm is back in action for the Channel 7 Brisbane Racing Carnival. This is something that “excites the industry across the country” says Racing Queensland CEO, Brendan Parnell and “It is hoped this will enhance the carnival’s reputation as a nursery for Australasia’s emerging two-year-old and three-year-old stars”. Hosted by the Brisbane Racing Club (BRC), the carnival is bigger and better than ever coming just in time as the BRC enters their finals stages of the competing their Master Plan redevelopment scheme. So, what do they have in-store?
Business meets leisure
The reopening of the Eagle Farm Racecourse comes after much anticipation of the BRC’s plan for development. Now in its final stages, the plan constitutes a $1.2 billion multi-project focusing on defining the Doomben piece and the St Ledger precinct opportunities. The purpose surrounding the initiative to redevelop the precinct stems from seeking to attract and host premium thoroughbred racing and training for the enjoyment of Members and the benefit of the racing community and the public.
Placing heavy emphasis on providing value for the public, the BRC conjuncted with LendLease to transform the Eagle Farm precinct. It starts with the St Leger House project, combining 4 levels of commercial office space, with floor plates between 1,100 to 1600 m². Each level will have its own private balcony and will be finished to the Property Council's 'A Grade' commercial standard, with a 5 star NABERS (National Australian Built Environment Rating System) rating.
A touch of great convenience
Aside from the upgrades to both the Eagle Farm and Doomben racecourses, you may already be familiar with one of their major projects completed earlier this year. The Ascot and Clayfield area now have a full-line supermarket-based convenience centre conveniently located at 188 Nudgee Road in Ascot opposite Doomben Racecourse.
The Centre accommodates the latest designed, full-line Woolworths supermarket along with 17 specialty shops including a pharmacy, service tenants, and restaurants with alfresco dining areas. Taking full advantage of the Village’s added shops and services, the plan also implements luxury 2 & 3 bedroom apartment spaces in their Ascot Green residences, strategically visioned to encourage the downsizing journey amongst the Ascot mansions.
Whether you're 2 or 82, there's something for you
Also playing into the area’s demographic makeup of middle-aged retirees, the BRC also promises a stylish collection of one, two and three bedroom apartments (and limited Penthouse style homes also available) amid their Bernborough Retirement Village complex. “The site provides an opportunity to develop a market leading, intergenerational retirement and aged care community adjacent to a renowned racecourse,” says Tony Randello, managing director of LendLease’s Retirement Living business.
For the newly established young families living around the area, the Master Plan also has you covered, implementing a private, family owned, early childhood, long day care facility. Ascot Childcare & Kindy offers a dynamic and exciting developmental, play based program for children aged 0 - 5 years.
This plan is set to reinvigorate the neighbouring areas in both, entertainment, business and residential living. If you’d like to stay up to date with the latest
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