Exciting Upgrades Coming to Alfred and Lucina Best Park Soon

Alfred and Lucina Best Park in The Gap is set to undergo a series of exciting transformations, including improvements to the park’s BMX track, and the addition of a multi-user games area and a learn-to-ride track.

The project will commence on 26 July 2023. The park will be temporarily closed until the end of August to make way for the construction.

Already a popular destination for leisure and sports activities, Alfred and Lucine Best Park is named in memory of Alfred and Lucina Best, who played significant roles as early pioneers of The Gap. Alfred John Best, part of a family that pioneered the Horse Drawn Coach Service between Brisbane and Sandgate in the 1860s, married Lucina Emma Bennett in 1893.

Lucina was the daughter of a pioneering dairy family in The Gap, with their farm extending from the vicinity of the present-day Ashgrove Golf Club to The Gap Tavern area.

Alfred and Lucina Best established the “Sweet Home Dairy” in the Lizzie Terrace Estate, near the site of Rainworth School. And in 1901, they purchased a portion of land, covering 106 acres . Today, a small portion of this land is occupied by the Payne Road State School. 

In 1934, Alfred leased the property, which became affectionately known as “Sheps Place”,  following Lucina’s passing in 1926 at the age of 57. Although Alfred temporarily left the property in 1934, he returned in 1938 and resided there until his death in 1948. 

Upon the subdivision of the land, the Trustees of the Estate generously donated a portion to the Council for the people of The Gap, resulting in the establishment of the Alfred and Lucina Best Park.

Learn more about the Best Family by visiting this page.

The park features accessible amenities, such as wheelchair-accessible toilets, a basketball half-court, a bikeway/walkway, a BMX track, a netball court on Payne Road, and water fountains for convenience.

With the addition of the multi-user games area, the learn-to-ride track, and the enhanced BMX track, the park will offer an even more engaging and enjoyable experience for all visitors, providing a diverse recreational opportunity for the community to enjoy. 

Published 26-May-2023

Great Western Super Centre in Keperra Gets Major Overhaul

Great Western Super Centre in Keperra is undergoing a $22-million makeover to modernise and update its building and amenities, renewing long-term leases and introducing a topnotch line-up of new tenants it has acquired over the last two years.

Opened in 2000, Great Western Super Centre is anchored by ALDI and Woolworths, alongside six mini-majors and 44 specialty stores. The centre that was acquired in 2020 for $84.5 million boasts a 15,400sqm of floor space.

The centre, under Consolidated Properties Group (CPG) and CVS Lane Capital Partners , will undergo a $22-million makeover, following an $8-million revamp of anchor tenant Woolworths in 2021. The update will include expansions and upgrades for Aldi supermarket, BCF, and Anytime Fitness. 

Great Western Super Centre
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The project will also see the centre get a full repaint of its interior and exterior plus the addition of brand-new amenities including parents’ rooms. There will also be an overhaul of air conditioning, an upgrade of entry statements and signage and extensive landscaping.

Consolidated Properties Group chairman Don O’Rorke described the project as the centre’s most significant overhaul in its more than two-decade history.

The partnership introduces several top-notch tenants into the centre since its acquisition in 2020, including Rivers, HMB Barber, Kebab Masters, On a Roll Sushi, Thai So-Ho and Aux Delices Bakery.

Meanwhile, Woolworths, Ampol Fuel, Hungry Jacks, Keperra Medical Centre, Terry White Chemmart, Australia Post, Aussie Home Loans, The Reject Shop, Subway and Pepper n Salt Café have also committed to renewing their long-term leases

Great Western Super Centre
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The company said that the first stage of renovations was well received by its customers and that they are confident the latest refurbishments will be met with similar enthusiasm.

Consolidated Properties Group has also submitted its plans for a new 24/7 Sparkletown Car Wash which if approved by Council is slated to commence construction in early 2023 and open by mid-year.

The renovation works at the Great Western Super Centre is expected to continue until 2023. 

Great Western Super Centre | 1028 Samford Rd, Keperra QLD 4054, Australia