The old Club Greenslopes was an incredible site for live music, arts and culture as well as a vital low-cost space for community fundraisers and events.
Brisbane City Council have put the site up for tender and are preparing to make a decision as to what comes next, but they haven't consulted the community on what should actually happen to this venue.
The club facilities have been presented for tender “as-is”, and are looking for a tenant with the funds to be able to “significantly restore, renovate or replace the current hard assets”. Unfortunately that’s going to mean a pretty limited set of community organisations who have the capital to be able to take this on, and in particular we’re concerned this may mean pokies are introduced to the community.
If the Brisbane City Council won’t consult on what people would really like to see at a major community facility like this one, then it’s up to the community to put its own vision forward.
I'm organising a forum help bring this vision together, where I’ll be joined by the Greens candidate for Coorparoo Ward. Come along to hear more about the tender process, and help us put forward a real community vision for the Greenslopes Bowls Club.