Roma Street Parkland Free Parking Area to be Sold to Developers

Around 150 free parking spaces at Roma Street Parkland could be removed and replaced with a pay parking facility once the section between College Road and Parkland Boulevard is sold to developers as part of the State Government’s Cross River Rail project.

The Cross River Rail Delivery Authority (CRRDA) released plans to build residential and commercial towers around Roma Street Parkland as it anticipates population growth upon the completion of Cross River Rail.

Details of the redevelopment showed the inclusion of the area currently used as the visitors’ free parking space, as well as the maintenance compound for the operators of the parklands.

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Brisbane City Council, the manager of the parklands, has lodged a complaint against this plan to the State Government, which owns the land.

“I don’t know where the State Government thinks all the current lawnmowers, tractors, maintenance equipment and staff facilities will go or where the 149 car parking spaces will be relocated to once 12 story buildings are developed,” Councillor Vicki Howard wrote in her appeal to stop the redevelopment. 

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“If you are concerned, join me by emailing your thoughts today to,” Ms Howard added. “Let’s try and convince the State Government that we need to support and protect our open spaces, not sell them off to developers.”

Meanwhile, work on the Roma Street station construction continues with the excavation of the tunnels. 

Per the CRRDA, the Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) are “scheduled to reach the new Roma Street station cavern mid-year” following work on Albert Street. Expect traffic and pedestrian changes in the surrounding streets.

Moonlight Cinema at Roma Street Parkland: ‘Shadow in the Clouds,’ ‘I Am Greta’ Screening in January

Do you enjoy summer movie viewing under the stars? Moonlight Cinema in Roma Street Parkland resumes its summer season presentations with a number of exciting films for screening in January 2021. 

The outdoor movie venue at the Parkland Boulevard has been a Brisbane summer staple for the last two decades. Despite the necessary COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing measures, the fun will continue every day this summer, weather permitting.

Showcases for the month include the advance screening of Shadow in the Clouds, a fantasy action film featuring Chloë Grace Moretz and Taylor John Smith, and the special presentation of the award-winning documentary I Am Greta, featuring climate change activist Greta Thunberg. 

Below are the rest of the movies to watch for the month of January 2021:

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Moonlight Cinema in Brisbane is not a BYO alcohol event but guests may still indulge and spoil themselves because there will be heaps of food and drink trucks all around the venue.  

For an upgraded experience, moviegoers may book for Connoisseur Lounge tickets, Gold Grass tickets or the Platinum Experience tickets. These extra-special deals offer the following:

Connoisseur Lounge tickets – 1x Tickets to your selected session
– 1x Reserved bean bed situated in an exclusive area with a great view of the screen
– 1x Connoisseur ice-cream stick
Gold Grass tickets – 1x ticket to your selected session
– 1x Deluxe bean bed situated in an exclusive area with prime viewing
– Waiter service
Platinum Experience tickets – 2x tickets to your selected session
– 1x Premium double bean bed situated in an exclusive area with prime viewing
– Waiter service
– A Food & Drinks package for two including 1x Parlour Lane Popcorn, 2x Mt Franklin Still Water, 1x Malteasers sharing bag, an exclusive box of delicious canapes and two selected signature beverages from the Tia Maria bar
– 2x Tia Maria Blankets to take home

Before going to the Roma Street Parkland Ampitheatre, make sure to review Moonlight Cinema’s COVID-19 safety guidelines and ticketing rescheduling concerns, in case of inclement weather cancellations. 

Since this is an outdoor venue, families may bring their dogs during the film screening.

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Gates to the cinema usually opens at 5:30 p.m. whilst the screening starts at approximately 7:15 p.m.