Work Starts on New Basketball and Handball Courts at the Turbot Street Underpass

Turbo Street Underpass Basketball court

Inner-city workers will soon get to play lunchtime basketball or handball as work gets underway for the construction of a sports court at the Turbot Street Underpass.

Found along the intersection of Roma and Turbot streets, the new basketball or hardball court is currently a parking space that will be transformed into an active multi-court space for workers who want to unwind with a range of ball sports during their break time. 

The Turbot Street Underpass Revitalisation will also feature a shaded area with plenty of seating, drinking fountains, and landscaping to enhance the streetscape. It will serve as an extension of Heritage Lanes along Ann Street.

Turbo Street Underpass
Photo Credit: CrVickiHoward

“Brisbane is the best place to live, work and relax and this new inner-city sports court is set to be a hit with residents and visitors,” Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said

“Through creative planning, we’re transforming a pretty ordinary looking space underneath a road overpass into a fantastic sports court.”

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“I can see this new urban sports court being really popular, particularly with CBD workers keen to organise a game of basketball during their lunch hour as well as before or after work.”

“I expect the court will also be used for a range of other sports, like pickleball and handball.

The Turbot Street Underpass transformation will become the model for turning other underutilised and unattractive spaces across the city into worthwhile public spaces.

Work on the sports court is expected to finish this year.

Published 25-April-2023