Under threat from a high-rise development, the Coorparoo Bowls Club (QLD) is throwing community event on Sunday 19th November from 2PM.
Date and Location
Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 2:00pm to 10:00pm
Coorparoo Bowls Club
32 Riddings St
Coorparoo QLD 4151

The proposed development will see 80 units of aged-care living built over the historic club’s current greens, as well as the relocation of the heritage-listed clubhouse which has acted as one of the only live music venues/family-friendly community spaces in the increasingly densifying area for a number of years.


A long-time host to All Ages music events and regular free or gold-coin-donation gigs, the club house is a mainstay for emerging Brisbane acts to cut their teeth on the live music scene. The community event on Sunday will feature live performances from upcoming surf-punk band Concrete Surfers as well as long-standing country bluegrass trio The Gailee Three – a testament to the space loved by the community no matter what age or musical background.

B.C. Michaels, member of popular Brisbane band Dune Rats, believes that venues such as the Coorparoo Bowls Club are the future of music in Brisbane and a necessary space for future generations.


“It’s important to keep the Coorparoo Bowls Club as an actual community centre for the public to enjoy amongst all of these shit highrises that are popping up everywhere,” said Mr Michaels.


“There’s a complete oversupply of this bullshit already and Coorparoo is quickly becoming a big slab of concrete.


“Come down on Sunday, drink some beers, have some bowls and have some fun – the way it should be.”


Along with updates from the committee, the event will also provide concerned community members with a chance to urge Brisbane City Council to disallow the destruction of community green spaces amid the proposed amendments to Sports and Recreation-Zoned land being considered by the local and state government.


A donation sausage sizzle will be provided, as well as live music from Brisbane bands The Galilee Three and Concrete Surfers.


Speeches will be made at 3 PM by both committee members and local members of parliament regarding the proposed development.


Any coverage for the event will be much appreciated! 


BC and the rest of Dune Rats, as well as the organisers and 'Save our Community Green Committee' are available for interviews or further comments.