Community Matters: Ipswich City Council Division 4 quarterly update

Division 4 Councillors Kate Kunzelmann and Russell Milligan have provided an update their division on key council projects impacting local residents and businesses.

The division stretches from Woolshed in the west to Barellan Point in the east, and includes Rosewood, Walloon, Brassall, Amberley, Pine Mountain, Yamanto, Karalee, Marburg and a handful more suburbs that make up Division 4.

Urban Greening at Rosewood

Along John Street in Rosewood, crews have installed six planter boxes as part of council’s new Urban Greening Plan.

The Urban Greening program will provide more native vegetation will provide shade to protect from heat, better habitats for animals improves the health of our waterways by reducing runoff, and beautiful streets for all to enjoy.

Residents can also green-up their homes through council’s Free Plant program.

Ironpot Creek stabilisation works

Significant investment is underway to recover local waterways with severe long-term erosion, such Ironpot Creek in Pine Mountain.

Council’s bank stabilisation project will protect property and allow native vegetation to re-establish and slow stormwater run-off from nearby urban areas to make a healthier creek system flowing into the Bremer River.

Stage 1 performed very well during flood events earlier this year, and $910,000 has been committed in the 2022-2023 Budget to construct Stage 2 and begin Stage 3.

Flood mitigation projects in Thagoona

Council has committed to investing in initiatives that will improve community flood resilience and benefit our natural environment where possible.

Flood mitigation work is underway near Loder Road in Thagoona, part of council’s Flood Mitigation and Drainage capital works program.

The works include the construction of a diversion channel and earth bund to reduce localised flooding from O’Shea Gully in the Loder Road area. The project is due to be completed next month, weather permitting.

Brassall Christmas in the Park

With the merriest time of year nearly upon us, Brassall Christmas in the Park is one of the many community-run events supported by council.

Held 25 November in Sutton Park, the community event will have a festive family atmosphere that will celebrating the true meaning of Christmas.

Division 4 Councillors Kate Kunzelmann and Russell Milligan encourage all to join in the festive spirit and come along to one of the many merry festivities across our city as part of council’s beloved Christmas in Ipswich program.

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