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No BCC Funding for Off-road Cycling in Pullenvale Ward

Lord Mayor, Adrian Schrinner announced that $500,000 would be spent on off-road cycling in the Brisbane City Council 2021-22 Budget.  In response to a query from THECA as to whether any funds from the 2021-22 budget will be spent on off-road cycling in the Pullenvale Ward, the Ward office responded by saying:

“Councillor Adermann advises that while he is aware of this allocation, he has not been told as to what and where this money will be spent.

He did not lobby for any budget funding for off-road cycling activities in the Pullenvale Ward budget.

He suspects none of this funding has been allocated within the Pullenvale Ward as he would have been told, but is seeking clarification on where the $500,000 will be spent and on what.”

Sisters of Mercy (Catholic Order of Nuns) Site*

Address: 371 Simpsons Road, Bardon

Area: Almost 15 ha (half the size of Mt Coot-tha Quarry)

Pullenvale Ward Councillor, Greg Adermann has said in a response to a query from THECA President Greg Siepen on 28th June, 2021, that:

“I have discussed this matter with Cr. Peter Matic, within whose Ward of Paddington this property sits.

Along with Cr. Steve Toomey from the Gap Ward, we understand the ecological importance of this property.

Our belief is given it’s surrounded by other properties owned by the State, that it should be purchased by them and absorbed into their other Mount Coot-tha assets.

Together with Crs. Matic and Toomey, we will seek a meeting with the Lord Mayor to discuss this further.”


*The site is on a huge block of bushland right across Simpsons Rd from suburban homes in Bardon, and next to the entrance to the walking tracks in Brisbane Forest Park. It is just west of Purtell Park and north of Stuartholme school. Something for the BCC Bushland Acquisition Fund, perhaps?

Sisters of Mercy site