Modern clubhouse planned for Ripley’s Ironbark Park

A modern clubhouse, changerooms and supporting infrastructure are planned for Ironbark Park as part of a $1.5 million project to upgrade to the popular South Ripley playing fields.

Deputy Mayor and Division 1 Councillor Jacob Madsen said the planned upgrades to the playing fields would include the removal of the existing temporary structures.

“Ironbank Park was South Ripley’s first major sports ground and is home to the Ripley Valley Football Club seniors, women’s and junior teams as well as being a popular recreation space for families,” Cr Madsen said.

Division 1 Councillor Sheila Ireland said the clubhouse project was in final planning stages and was scheduled to commence construction in the first quarter of 2023

“Council is committed to meeting the needs of local athletes young and old as well as improve the safety and playing conditions of the fields for all age groups,” Cr Ireland said.

“The new facility will include a meeting space, canteen kitchen, changerooms and modern amenities to better service Ironbark Park users, which will greatly benefit local residents, families and the wider Ipswich sporting community.”

Member for Blair Hon Shayne Neumann MP said, “We know there is huge demand for better sporting and community facilities in the booming Ripley area and we want to encourage more locals to get active and play sport.

“The Albanese Government’s $1 million funding commitment for Ironbark Park will allow Ripley Valley Football Club to keep growing and provide more opportunities for kids to get involved in football.”

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