Popular Smash Room Moves To New Venue Following Complaints From Corinda Locals

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Photo credit: Rage Cage Smash Rooms Brisbane & Gold Coast/Facebook

Popular Brisbane smash room Rage Cage has moved to a new location in Queensland after receiving complaints from locals in Corinda.

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The business now operates in Hillcrest, which is right beside the Greenbank RSL, after getting complaints from Corinda residents who compared the place to a ‘war zone.’

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Photo credit: Rage Cage Smash Rooms Brisbane & Gold Coast/Facebook

The smash room has been advertised as the only place in Brisbane where people can go and release all their frustrations by ‘smashing up microwaves, TVs, glassware and printers.’

“People come to the Rage Cage to have fun, de-stress, and break things! Whether it be for a stressful week aty work, a celebration, or even a first date, you’re always going to have an amazing experience here,” the ad on the website reads.

During a session, a guest is provided with full personal protective gear including coveralls, face shield, gloves, and boots, as well as weapons and tools such as bats and sledgehammers. 

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Photo credit: Rage Cage Smash Rooms Brisbane & Gold Coast/Facebook

Responding to the concerns of residents living near the former venue, Brisbane’s City Standards has worked with the owners to ensure that they are working to make the business compliant and that it has the necessary permits. 

Council has reviewed the owner’s application for a venue permit, which addressed any noise and environmental impacts.

With regard to the group of residents complaining the smash room, the owner explained that he’s legally running the business in the correct zone, adding that the noise coming from trains at Corinda station were much louder.

The owner also explained that the yard was kept neat and that the smashed goods, which usually include piles of microwaves and other electrical goiods were taken regularly for recycling. Patrons were allowed to bring their own items to smash, except for light bulbs or anything toxic. 

Rage Cage, which has a second venue at Southport in Gold Coast, has not received complaints since opening in August 2021.