BMTA is constructing a new clubhouse!
Brisbane City Council has secured $2.6 million of funding from the Australian Government through the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) program to upgrade the BMTA clubhouse. Construction will be undertaken from July 2021 to December 2021, weather and construction conditions permitting.
This project is an immensely exciting development for our club to secure our future for many years to come.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When will the clubhouse be built?
Demolition of the existing clubhouse is expected to start in July 2021 with construction complete in the final weeks of 2021.
Who will be constructing the clubhouse?
Brisbane City Council are overseeing the tender process. Submissions have now closed with the tender expected to be awarded in June.
How has the project been funded?
Brisbane City Council has secured $2.6 million of funding from the Australian Government through the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) program.
BMTA will be responsible for some costs, with retained earnings being used to fund building fitout and business continuation expenses.
What is being built?
A large outdoor pavilion is the feature, with indoor spaces incorporated on a floating concrete slab, including:
A new BMTA office, including boardroom
Male & female toilets and showers, including accessible toilets
A separate kitchen facility
Tiered seating overlooking Field 1
What is wrong with the old clubhouse?
BMTA's home is on an old rubbish dump and there are significant subsidence issues and gas emissions which have left the current clubhouse unsuitable, given the sheer number of players at our club. In addition, the current clubhouse is not DDA compliant and maintenance costs continue to rise sharply to maintain a safe and quality experience for everyone.
Will my player fees go up to subsidise the new building?
A building levy is not currently being considered.
Will Season 2 competitions still run?
Will BMTA still have an office?
BMTA will have a demountable office building near Field 3. This will include the Night Admin enquiries window and office space for our staff.
If there is no building, can I still go to the toilet?
Toilets and showers will be installed near the new maintenance shed throughout construction.
Can I still get a post-game drink, or some hot food?
Yes. We know that sharing a post-game drink is important, as is getting a bite to eat. Exact plans aren't confirmed yet, but we're working through some exciting options.
Will all 7 fields still be usable?
Construction will not impact the playing fields.
Will carparking be affected?
There should be no major changes to carparking during construction.
How will you film Metro Cup matches?
We're awaiting council approvals, but are hopeful of bringing in temporary scaffolds.
Will the new clubhouse be wheelchair accessible?
Absolutely! This is one of the biggest problems with our current clubhouse.
Is anything being done about carparking?
Unfortunately not as part of this development, but we continue to talk to council regarding the issues and are hopeful of some positive news soon.
Why is there no large indoor space?
The best part about our home is the beautiful, natural surrounds and the amazing Brisbane weather. This new development is designed to take advantage of these things rather than constructing dark, closed in walls.
Will the cafe reopen during the day?
We're considering a few options to see what it sustainable.
Will I be able to hire out the space?
It is being considered, but too early to confirm at this stage.
I am part of a business who would like to get involved, who do I contact?
We would love to hear from local businesses, please contact our General Manager, Christopher Davis on (07) 3397 5133.
Who can I contact for more information?
Send your question to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be more than happy to help answer your queries.