What Lies Ahead for Vacant Greenslopes Bowls Club Site?

Greenslopes Bowls Club
Photo credit: Club Greenslopes/Google Maps

Local residents are eagerly looking forward to the fate of the recently vacated Greenslopes Bowls Club site, as speculation arises over the potential sale of the venue.

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Also known as Club Greenslopes, the bowls club continued to host social bowling events, live music performances, and functions until late 2022. Despite the conclusion of competitive bowling at the venue in late 2021, the club managed to sustain its operations. 

However, Club Greenslopes, operating on a month-to-month lease, recently notified the Brisbane City Council of their intention to vacate the premises, leaving the site unoccupied.

Greenslopes Bowls Club
Photo credit: Club Greenslopes/Google Maps

Situated at 131 Ridge Street, Greenslopes, this expansive 98,456 sqm site boasts an array of impressive amenities. Among its standout features is a dedicated function room capable of accommodating up to 200 guests, making it an ideal choice for special events and gatherings. 

Greenslopes Bowls Club
Photo credit: Tony Mockeridge/Google Maps

In addition, the site offers an inviting outdoor beer garden, a charming courtyard, and a balcony conveniently positioned adjacent to the green, providing a delightful space for relaxation and enjoyment.

A spokesperson for the club expressed the financial challenges faced by small sporting clubs, particularly in maintaining operations for niche sports like lawn bowls. The closure of numerous similar bowls clubs in recent months has further highlighted the difficulties faced by these establishments.

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Meanwhile, concerns have been mounting among neighbouring residents regarding the current state of the site.  The council-owned building last underwent minor refurbishment in 2013, focusing primarily on revitalising its exteriors and improving accessibility. The interiors of the building also received special attention and were equipped with a cutting-edge sound and stage system.

Additionally, there are concerns that the Council might opt to sell the old building, potentially paving the way for redevelopment.

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In response to these concerns, the Council has strongly denied any intention to sell the site. Instead, they have announced plans to initiate a tender process in the near future to seek a new community lessee for the Greenslopes Bowls Club site. 

Published 16-May-2023