Ipswich City Council is planning to upgrade a section of the Redbank Plains Recreation Reserve to include a new skate park, multipurpose courts, amphitheatre/stage, learn to ride course and parkour activity space.
And you have the chance to tell us what you think should be included at Shape Your Ipswich.
General Manager of Infrastructure and Environment Charlie Dill said council is committed to providing spaces that promote social inclusion, health and well-being benefits for our community.
“We are planning new and improved youth facilities at Redbank Plains Recreation Reserve and we would like to know your ideas before the design is finalised,” he said.
“Council has been working with CONVIC, a specialist in skate park and youth area design. A concept of the proposal has been completed.
“The works will include a new skate park, multipurpose courts, amphitheatre/stage, learn to ride course and parkour activity space. The facilities will be constructed in stages with the new skate park to be constructed as stage one.
“Now we would like your feedback – so let us know your ideas. All feedback received will be considered along with the technical review of the concept to ensure Council is delivering the best possible space for the Ipswich community.”
This upgrade was originally identified as a need in a park master plan undertaken in 2009. In 2016 a concept for the precinct was further developed.
Submissions are welcome now for the Redbank Plains skate and active recreation concept plan. Public consultation closes on Sunday 14 June 2020.
Other works within the park precinct, which are still to be approved through council’s budget process, include an upgrade to the existing car park from Cedar Road, and an upgrade to the existing toilet block and toddler area. If this is approved, works will commence in the 2020-21 financial year.
The car park closest to the existing sports fields is also earmarked for future expansion.