Development Proposal to Establish Anaconda Adventure HQ at Brendale Lodged

A development proposal has been lodged seeking to establish an Anaconda Adventure HQ, showrooms, indoor sports and recreation facility and outdoor play areas on South Pine Road, Brendale.

The Buchan Group-designed development comprises two buildings on an 84,190sqm site located at 383-385 South Pine Road in Brendale. The single-storey Building 1 will house the 8,500sqm showroom to be called “Anaconda Adventure HQ” that will offer customers sporting and outdoor adventure products along with outdoor display and “product trial” areas. 

Proposed site
Proposed site | Photo Credit: Moreton Bay Regional Council /

 Site plan
Site plan | Photo Credit: Moreton Bay Regional Council /

“Given the location of the site at a gateway to Brendale, the development adopts an innovative architectural and approach to urban design for a development of this type. Notably, the development includes an exciting façade treatments to South Pine Road and Old North Road and the provision of significant shade areas at the main building frontage, inclusive of outdoor recreational and sale areas.”

Anaconda Adventure HQ
Photo Credit: Moreton Bay Regional Council /
Anaconda Adventure HQ
Photo Credit: Moreton Bay Regional Council /

The building will be enhanced with an artificial lake, a landscaped park, an MTB /ATV Track and bike/scooter track, and an outdoor boat display area. The application also proposes an 85sqm retail space situated next to the Anaconda Adventure HQ and lake area.

To be situated west of the subject site is the proposed two-storey Building 2 with a total GFA of 10,950sqm. The building will contain five showrooms located on the ground level with a combined GFA of 8,650sqm. There will also be indoor sport and recreation tenancies on the 5,300sqm level 1. Building 2 will be integrated with the car parking area via pedestrian crossings. 

There will be a total of 533 car parking spaces including 12 PWD spaces along with 28 biking spaces. Vehicle access will be provided via Old North Road and South Pine Road. 

Long-Awaited Albany Creek Road Intersection Upgrade Gets Underway

The much needed intersection upgrade at Albany Creek Road (South Pine Road), Wruck Crescent and Ferguson Street is all set to begin.

As part of the Queensland Government’s Safer Roads Sooner (SRS) program, the upgrade is aimed at minimizing potential crashes thereby improving safety at this intersection. A total funding of $595,000 has been allocated for the upgrade project which will involve modifying the traffic light phasing, upgrading the right-turn lanes, and extending of both right-turn lanes to improve capacity and accommodate more motorists as they wait at the signals.

Separate signal phases will be installed for motorists who are turning right either from Ferguson St or Wruck Crescent. To improve pedestrian safety, a pedestrian fence will also be installed, whilst drainage, road signs, and markings will also be upgraded.

A popular route for commuters between the north-western suburbs and Brisbane’s CBD, the Albany Creek Road intersection has become an accident-prone location with a number of crashes involving vehicles turning right into Wruck Crescent or Ferguson Street.

About the Safer Roads Sooner program

The Safer Roads Sooner (SRS) program is Queensland Government funded minor capital works program aimed at improving road safety by implementing high benefit, cost effective, road engineering measures. These in turn will help address known and potential high severity crash sites on state-controlled roads. 

SRS targets crash types that often result in high severity outcomes (fatalities and serious injuries) including intersection crashes, run-off road crashes, and head-on crashes.

The upgrade works funded through Safer Roads Sooner include: improving intersection and signal, improving surface skid resistance, installing guardrails, removing roadside hazards, installation of rest areas, and installation of audio-tactile line marking (ATLM).

Design for Albany Creek Road Upgrades Underway

As part of the Safer Roads Sooner program, Albany Creek Road is getting much-needed road upgrades.

The design is now underway for the upgrades at the Albany Creek Road  (also known as South Pine Road) intersection with Wruck Crescent and Ferguson Street.

According to Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey, the safety improvements at the intersection will get an allocation of $595,000 under the Queensland Government’s Safer Roads Sooner (SRS) initiative.

Safer Roads Sooner is one of the government’s strongest road safety improvement programs. These initiatives focuses on high-benefit, cost-effective treatments at known and potential crash locations.

Albany Creek Road Upgrades

Albany Creek Road intersection with Wruck Crescent and Ferguson Street. Photo credit: Google Street View

Albany Creek Road is a popular route for commuters between the north-western suburbs and Brisbane’s CBD. Because of this, the road is also an accident-prone area.

“The history here shows a trend of crashes involving vehicles turning right into Wruck Crescent or Ferguson Street,”  Mr Bailey said.

“That’s why we have allocated funding to modify the traffic signals to fully control right-turn movements from Albany Creek Road into Ferguson Street and Wruck Crescent,” he added.

Upgrades also involve extending Albany Creek Road right-turn lanes. Photo credit: Google Street View

Safety upgrades will also include the extension of both right-turn lanes on Albany Creek Road. This is to further accommodate motorists waiting at the signals.

These improvements will help minimise the potential for crashes and greatly improve safety at the intersection.

Moreover, the Department of Transport and Main Roads will work with key stakeholders in the area as the design progresses.

TMR anticipates works to start in mid-2019.