A Popular Brisbane Handball Court Was Removed And Parents Are Determined To Get It Back

Do you hear that? It's the sound of childhoods breaking. After noise complaints from residents, a popular Brisbane handball court was removed, upsetting parents and children alike.

What you need to know
  • A handball court in the Brisbane suburb of Kelvin Grove was removed.
  • Near-by residents complained the court created too much noise.
  • Parents are outraged and children disappointed a popular pass time has been cancelled.

Locals in Brisbane’s Kelvin Grove say they’re outraged after a popular handball court was demolished suddenly by the city council.

The slab was laid as part of the Council’s Commonwealth Games legacy items and was supposed to be a table tennis court-however a number of residents complained and the work was stopped.

Since then, children of all ages have used the concrete slab to play handball, hopscotch and even for lemonade stalls.

The council removed the concrete slab used by children after residents made noise complaints.

Parents are very upset. They say the family friendly atmosphere of the park has been damaged.

Council says it will relay a slab nearby for the children- 300m away on busy Kelvin Grove Road.

The Lord Mayor says Council is stuck between a rock and a hard place, trying to please residents and keep kids active.

"The kids in the area are obviously upset. They want it, residents don't want it." The Lord Mayor said.

But parents are very worried about the safety of their children walking the distance to the new location.

They’re calling for council reconsider and reinstall a permanent handball court for the children to play on.