Brisbane City Council and developer Consolidated Properties Group recently unveiled the “Ashley Cooper Riverwalk” at Yeerongpilly Green, in honour of the Australian tennis legend.
The Ashley Cooper Riverwalk was delivered as part of a $5.5 million investment into public walkways, parks, and plazas at Yeerongpilly Green. The Riverwalk spans 430 metres and links the Queensland Tennis Centre with the Yeerongpilly Train Station.
Born 15 September 1936, Ashley Cooper is one of only nine men to win three of the four Grand Slam events in a single season, winning the Australian, Wimbledon, and U.S. Championships in 1958.
He was the top ranked player in the world in 1957 and 1958. He was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame (1987), International Tennis Hall of Fame (1991), and Queensland Sport Hall of Fame (2009).
In the Queen’s Birthday Honours List of 2007, Ashley John Cooper was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for his service to tennis
Upon retiring, Ashley Cooper settled in Brisbane and served as a Tennis Player Development Administrator with Tennis Queensland.
About Yeerongpilly Green Urban Renewal
The Yeerongpilly Green is an $850-million urban renewal project which will be undertaken over the next ten years.
Located just five kilometres from the CBD, Yeerongpilly Green is a 14-hectare urban village and features 28,000 sqm of commercial space, 8,750 sqm of retail and dining space, and 1.8 hectares of parkland, along with the construction plans for 1,2000 dwellings.
The project is expected to generate around 6,600 construction jobs, including 335 apprentice jobs, and 1,000 full-time jobs once the project has been completed.