Brisbane council holds secret meeting to discuss $24m Meadowbank Country Golf Clubs lawsuit

July 26, 2022
Emma Castle

Logan City Council in Brisbane’s south held a closed-door meeting to discuss the Club’s reparations case and gaming licence request.

Australian Golf Management Corporation, the operator of Meadowbank Country Golf Course, has been locked in a $24m stoush with the council over the sewer pipe works that started in 2011 and dragged on until 2016, causing significant loss of revenue and reputational damage to the club.

In order to offset the financial damage caused by the pipeline construction, the Club built a driving range, training school and a mini-golf course, as well as opening a wedding and restaurant venue and buying 60 electric golf carts.

Now the Club has applied to OLGR (Office of Liquor & Gaming Regulation) to install 50 poker machines at the club.

Club management is claiming that the council is dragging its feet assessing the gaming licence to further frustrate the situation.

Meadowbrook Golf Club managing director Tom Linskey told The Courier Mail that the club had endured ‘10 years of hell over the compensation claim’ and is now ‘at wit’s end’ over the council’s failure to progress the gaming licence application. The closed-door meeting was held on Wednesday 20 July, but the outcome of the discussions remains to be seen.

Meadowbank Golf Club green. Image courtesy of Facebook


Logan City Council, Meadowbank Country Golf Club

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