A concrete slab used by local children for handball in a small Brisbane park has been ripped up due to noise complaints.
The park, located in the Kelvin Grove Urban Village in Brisbane’s north, is popular with primary school-aged children who live in nearby high-rise apartments, and the smooth concrete surface has been a welcome addition to their playtime.
But Brisbane City Council (BCC) said the slab was never intended to be used for handball and that it has been moved to another park following the complaints.
A local resident told ABC Radio Brisbane children played in the park every day.
“You hear the sound every day and in the evening of children laughing and playing. They’re even better than the sounds that birds can make,” Mr Dorber said.
The concrete slab, measuring four metres by five metres, had only been installed for three months.
It was removed at about 7:00am on Thursday by two excavators and five workers.
A BCC spokesman said the slab was intended as the foundation for a permanent table tennis table “as part of the legacy celebrations for the Commonwealth Games”.
“Residents indicated they do not support the concrete slab or the table tennis facility and council has instead relocated it to a larger nearby park.
“Council received noise complaints from residents after the concrete foundation was installed,” the spokesman said.
“The concrete slab was never intended to be a handball court and it will be removed.”
Spoil sports! I hope these children get something else in its place.
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