That's what I said put the parkland where everybody will go not on the outskirts where nobody will....so if nobody goes to inner city parkland like the Botanic Gardens or Roma Street Parklands, we should just pave over them and force the people living in the inner city suburbs to travel to the outskirts if they want to sit on the grass in the sun, or let the kids kick a ball around?
A big compromise to apartment living is obviously the lack of a backyard, which makes the provision of both recreation space within developments (rooftop pool & BBQ area, etc) and nearby public park space extremely important.
That section of Woolloongabba does have a lack of parkland, especially for the number of residents we can expect living in 10 years time. Combining a section of parkland into a mixed use development in the very hard of the area makes perfect sense. It can also help double as the enlarged entry plaza to The Gabba that is being proposed.