Ken Ryan and Associates successfully negotiated a development approval for Brisbane’s first indoor snow sport and adventure centre, within an industrial precinct at Hendra.
The centre will be a first for Queensland, not only is it the first ski simulator in Brisbane but it is the first multi-activity attraction combining a wide range of adventure activities. It is designed to appeal to ski enthusiasts from beginner to blackrun experts, adventure seekers, the day out family market, and school groups. The centre is a major new tourist and thrill seeker attraction to Brisbane and will increase visitors to the City, while offering the local community and residents a great new modern day facility daytime, after school and work, and on weekends.
Our challenge was to overcome Council’s known concerns about locating recreational uses within an industrial area. We did this by highlighting the needs of the centre that could not be met elsewhere, and showing that the use will not negatively impact on other nearby industries or residents. We were able to convince Council of the benefits this particular type of development would bring to Brisbane, and obtained an approval on time for the centre’s opening.
• Turning our client’s vision for Brisbane’s first ski simulator and multi-activity adventure centre into a reality, when many indoor recreation uses are being turned away from existing industrial buildings.
• Developing a comprehensive understanding of the proposal’s unique operational needs to demonstrate the suitability of the site for the proposed use.
• Regular consultation with Council to highlight the project benefits and overcome Council’s recently stated policy to retain industrial zoned land for industrial activities.