Racecourse Village In Ascot Almost Ready To Open Its Doors

Photo credit: Brisbane Racing Club

The solar-powered Racecourse Village in Ascot is almost finished. Scheduled to open this month, the project is part of the new $1.2 billion master-planned Eagle Farm Racecourse redevelopment.

Heritage Controversy

Earlier this month, the masterplan has gotten into a controversy when the Brisbane Racing Club (BRC) applied to delist sections of the Eagle Farm Racecourse site from the Queensland Heritage Register. It asked to delist four lots starting behind the Gallopers Sports Club down to the front of Nudgee Rd.

However, Elizabeth Handley, the president of the Brisbane Residents United, said that such proposal shows the development is gradually eating away the heritage of the racecourse.


All’s Well

Nevertheless, the delistment pushed through with the BRC not receiving objections during the feedback period in March of this year.

In light of this, the architectural design of the development paid tribute to the fabric and history of the Eagle Farm Racecourse by adapting some of its elements. They used materials such as exposed brick, terra cotta, timber, and wrought iron, that represented the site’s heritage and its historical significance.

What To Expect

The Village will offer 5,000 sq m of retail establishments. One of them is a Woolworths Supermarket, the first full-line supermarket in the catchment.

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Aside from that, there will be plenty of food establishments coming. An Asian-fusion eatery called Koodle will be serving delicious Asian cuisine, whilst there will also be sushi for your Japanese food cravings, courtesy of Sushi Kura.

Fancy a burger? Da’Burger will give you tender and juicy patties wrapped in soft buns. For your pasta cravings, Vitos Cucina & Bar will be the perfect stop for you.

For your bread and pastry needs, Ascot Bakehouse will also open at the Racecourse Village.

Other establishments include Le Tooth Dentist, Epic Hair Designs, and La Diva Nails & Beauty.