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Christmas comes early as millions in upgrades completed on rural roads

Council has delivered $1.63 million in road upgrades to Thagoona, Rosewood, Walloon and Marburg following engagement by Division 4 Councillors with local residents and the community.

Division 4 Councillor Russell Milligan said Council was delivering the biggest boost to roads that locals have seen in years.

“Community feedback was a key driver for this significant investment. We’ve combined local input and expert assessments to ensure the best outcome,” Cr Milligan said.

“Council is committed to improving safety on local roads. The significant resurfacing and rehabilitation works in these communities has improved the driving conditions in western Ipswich.”

An additional $3.63 million in longer-term upgrades are set to follow for culvert replacement and road pavement reconstruction on Adelong Avenue in Thagoona.

These upgrades are in early planning stages and are scheduled to be designed over the next two years.

Division 4 Councillor Kate Kunzelmann said independent assessments found this would deliver the best value for money.

“Council is standing by its commitment that established suburbs won’t be left behind as Ipswich continues to grow,” Cr Kunzelmann said.

“I would like to thank the local communities for their patience during the extensive resurfacing works on almost a dozen local roads, and they can now enjoy a smooth drive for years to come.”

Works on Thagoona Haigslea Road, and the completed works on Banyula Rd.

Rehabilitation and resurfacing works have been completed on the following locations:

  • Banyula Road, Thagoona
  • Carara Avenue, Thagoona
  • Kanandah Court, Thagoona
  • Kipara Road, Thagoona
  • Thagoona Haigslea Road, Thagoona
  • Yarrow Road, Rosewood
  • Brushbox Place, Walloon
  • Sharp Lane, Walloon
  • Edmond Street, Marburg
  • Kennedy Street, Marburg
  • Lawrence Street, Marburg

Council’s $26 million road maintenance and rehabilitation budget for 2020-21 includes allocations to fill over 5,000 potholes, repair and resurface a network of over 1,500km of sealed roads, maintain about 260km of gravel roads, and ensure more than 26,000 streetlights are shining bright across the region.

Project information and updates for all works under construction or planned within Council’s three-year capital portfolio are available on an interactive map at maps.ipswich.qld.gov.au/civicprojects

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