Community Matters: Ipswich City Council Division 2 quarterly update

Division 2 Councillors Nicole Jonic and Paul Tully have provided an update their division on key council projects impacting local residents and businesses.

This division stretches from Gailes in the north to Spring Mountain in the south, and includes Augustine Heights, Bellbird Park, Camira, Springfield and a handful more suburbs that make up Division 2.

Flood Gauges in Springfield

As part of council’s efforts to improve flood mitigation and drainage across the city, two flood gauges will be installed in Springfield Lakes.

While the Springfield lakes are not commonly prone to major flooding, suburbs downstream such as Goodna are.

These gauges will form part of an effective dam safety management system in Ipswich to best alert authorities during intense periods of rainfall and potential flood events.

Queen and Albert streets upgrades

The safety of drivers and pedestrians on our local road network was important focus for our division in the 2022-2023 Budget.

The intersection at Queen Street and Albert Street in Goodna has been a significant community concern, and council has committed $850,000 towards an upgrade that will include installing traffic lights.

Design work will also be undertaken for an upgrade to the Queen Street and Alice Street intersection.

Safety Fencing for Robelle Domain

The Robelle Domain Parklands are a paradise for families with thousands of people using the facilities here every week.

Additional fencing will soon be installed in areas of the parklands to create safe spaces for people to walk and cycle.

We want to avoid the area being damaged by vandals who try and enter the grounds with cars or other vehicles, and fencing will prevent this. This is not only about community safety but also to protect the Domain’s facilities.

Goonda Jacarandas plaque

It has been 90 years since jacaranda trees were first planted on Brisbane Terrace here in Goodna, and a plaque has been unveiled to recognise the historical anniversary.

They were planted in 1932 by work gangs during the Great Depression and are a testament to the resilience and strength of Goodna’s community spirit.

The plaque will share the history and important roots of Goodna’s beloved jacarandas with visitors and new residents of the suburb.

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One Comment

  1. Could you please look at adding a slip lane to Alice Street at Church Street turning left towards Belbird Park as the green arrow there only allows 1 car at times to turn left leaving a traffic jam back to Bertha St during peak times.

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