‘There’ll never be a golf course there again’: Residents push back against unpopular proposal
Residents north of Brisbane are increasingly concerned about a plan to replace a championship golf course with a retirement village.
Last month, the North Lakes Resort Golf Club in the heart of the North Lakes suburb, announced the course would be sold to the village.
11 hectares are set to be converted into 200 independent living units and a three-story aged care facility.
The remaining 57 hectares will be devoted to open space areas and parklands.
Now owned by a Japanese businessman, he’s stopped all memberships for the golf course.
Locals can still access the course but need to pay each time.
Liberal Member for Petrie Luke Howarth tells Ray Hadley residents have the right to be upset.
“They have every right to react the way they have because the North Lakes community was really planned around Lake Eden and the North Lakes Golf Club.
“It has come as a real shock to the North Lakes residents and I can understand why they’re upset.”
Mr Howarth says any development application for the course needs to be submitted to the Moreton Bay Regional Council, but he hopes there is no application.
“We hope there is no development application submitted, but if it is, it’ll then be up to council to make a decision whether they… allow an aged-care facility to be built on the golf course.
“What it’ll mean is that because the aged-care independent living is smack bang in the middle of the course, it means they’ll never be a golf course there again.”
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