Ambiwerra Ministerial Infrastructure Designation Proposal

Submitted by webmaster on Thu, 01/10/2020 - 21:17

St. Aidans are requesting parents from the school to comment regarding the below. It seems the school is looking to bypass Council on this request and have the State Government rather than following the Brisbane City Council Neighbourhood Plan guidelines:



St Aidan’s Anglican Girls School has requested that the Treasurer and Minister for Infrastructure and Planning designate our sports and recreational facilities located at Ambiwerra as:

  • educational facilities

  • facilities at which an education and care service under the Education and Care Services National Law (Queensland) is operated

  • sporting facilities.

This Proposed Infrastructure Designation has been requested in accordance with Chapter 2, Part 5 of the Planning Act 2016. This Designation applies to the land owned by The Society of the Sacred Advent Schools Pty Ltd (the owner of the assets and school operations). This designation would acknowledge and reflect what we use this land for today.

The land can be seen in the following aerial photograph.

Figure 1 Aerial image of the subject land

Figure 1: Aerial image of the subject land. Source: Nearmap, 2019.


Identified improvements to existing facilities at Ambiwerra are outlined in a masterplan. These improvements include the development of covered sports courts and swimming facilities.

The proposed masterplan for Ambiwerra will not alter the existing nature of the school’s operation. School staff numbers and student population are not expected to increase as a result of the proposed improvements. The community will still be able to access the site, and we expect they will be able to use some of the facilities.

The proposed masterplan includes multiple stages. Click here to download the full plans. (PDF 8.6MB)

Stage 1 included the relocation of Fancutt’s House, which you may be aware has been relocated onto our grounds. This relocation has been approved by Brisbane City Council, and is not included as part of the Ministerial Infrastructure Designation. 

Stage 2A, located within the central portion of the subject land, includes:

  • covered sports courts (including netball, basketball, volleyball and badminton courts)

  • storerooms

  • flexible learning area

  • ·office spaces

  • ·outdoor plaza area including hard and soft landscaping (e.g. paving and gardens).

Stage 2B, includes:

  • community café

  • tennis courts

  • relocated dam and new maintenance, emergency, and construction access road.

    Stage 3, located to the east of stage 2A, includes:

  • Olympic sized swimming pool

  • amenities, office space and first aid room

  • ‘Learn to swim’ pool

  • hardstand and landscaped areas (e.g. paving and gardens).

Stage 4, includes:

  • expanded carpark

  • arbour

  • tennis club with grandstand and function space.

Stage 5 of the masterplan identifies further educational facilities and a possible pedestrian bridge across Oxley Creek. These are long term plans and do not form part of the Ministerial Infrastructure Designation request.

Figure 2 shows the proposed masterplan stages:

Figure 2 Proposed Masterplan stage v2s

Figure 2: Proposed Masterplan stages


To find out more about the Ambiwerra Masterplan and proposed Ministerial Infrastructure Designation you can contact the school on 3373 5999 to make an appointment or email the school at

You can also attend a drop-in session at Ambiwerra on Saturday 10 October 2020 between 9am and 12pm.

Please note, that we would like to receive any feedback before Tuesday 13 October 2020.

Linda Conrad

Thu, 01/10/2020 - 22:12

This is appalling - putting Oxley Creek, Nosworthy Park, and the entire neighbourhood at risk. To think that a deadline for comments is October 13th! Unacceptable.