Proposed New Cafe, Refurbishment At Geebung RSL Club Lodged

Proposed New Cafe, Refurbishment At Geebung RSL Club Lodged

Geebung RSL Club may be up for a makeover if the recently lodged application for internal renovation and extensions to the existing building gets the green light.



The development application seeks approval to make improvements and extensions to the existing facilities at the Geebung RSL Club at 323 Newman Road, Geebung. The proposed site is in the Geebung local centre and has frontages to Newman Road, Collings Street and Jully Street.

Proposed site
Proposed site | Photo Credit: Brisbane City Council / developmenti.brisbane.qld.gov.au

Existing plan
Existing plan | Photo Credit: Brisbane City Council / developmenti.brisbane.qld.gov.au

Proposed plan | Photo Credit: Brisbane City Council / developmenti.brisbane.qld.gov.au

The proposal involves the renovation and expansion of the existing building and establishing a new cafe and bar on the Newman Road frontage without altering the building’s height. To make way for this improvement, the memorial garden and sports bar will be relocated next to the proposed new entrance to the club and will undergo revitalisation.

 Proposed cafe and bar at Geebung RSL Club  perspective 1
Proposed cafe and bar perspective 1 | Photo Credit: Brisbane City Council / developmenti.brisbane.qld.gov.au

Proposed cafe and bar at Geebung RSL Club  perspective 2
Proposed cafe and bar perspective 2 | Photo Credit: Brisbane City Council / developmenti.brisbane.qld.gov.au

Designed by BSPN Architecture, the proposal increases the overall gross floor area by 98sqm to 317sqm. To be retained is the current vehicular access and parking arrangements, particularly with the access to the main premises and secondary parking area via separate driveways to Newman Road.

Proposed Memorial Garden at Geebung RSL Club  perspective 1
Proposed Memorial Garden perspective 1 | Photo Credit: Brisbane City Council / developmenti.brisbane.qld.gov.au
Proposed Memorial Garden at Geebung RSL Club  perspective 2
Proposed Memorial Garden perspective 2 | Photo Credit: Brisbane City Council / developmenti.brisbane.qld.gov.au


The proposed development is summarised as follows:

  • Modifications and additions to the club’s existing TAB bar and create a new café and bar on the corner of Newman Rd and Collings Street. 
  • Relocation of Remembrance Corner Memorial Garden and Sports Bar to the east end of the existing carpark fronting Collings Street.
  • The revitalisation of the existing entry and Memorial on ground level, on the Collings Street frontage.
  • Internal additions and refurbishment to the existing club.