10 May 2022
Residents and families can share their thoughts on modern amenities, beautified landscaping and an immersive ‘river life’ playground that are detailed in council’s concept plan for upgrading Richardson Park in Goodna.
Growth, Infrastructure and Waste Committee Chairperson Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding said the detailed concept design was developed using the community feedback council received in February.
“The playground, amenities block and exercise equipment in Richardson Park are in need of replacing, and an upgrade will provide a renewed space that highlights the special local environment for young and old,” Mayor Harding said.
“All amenities and exercise equipment will be upgraded and the new playground centrepiece will be a ropes and climbing structure, creating a river life-themed playground suitable for young children to play on and explore imaginary waterways.”
Growth, Infrastructure and Waste Committee Deputy Chairperson and Division 2 Councillor Paul Tully said the community can view and share feedback on the concept design on Shape Your Ipswich.
“Important features of the concept design include a nature area with a dry creek bed and water play equipment, more seats to take in the wonderful views of the Brisbane River, retention of the magnificent Jacaranda trees and more garden beds,” Cr Tully said.
“The detailed concept plan also includes improved lighting for security and safety, renovated and accessible toilets and more modern fitness equipment.”
Division 2 Councillor Nicole Jonic said the community can share their thoughts about the detailed concept plan online now until the end of the month.
“The concept plan has reimagined Richardson Park including open green spaces for picnics near the existing flying fox as well as a looped path for exercise,” Cr Jonic said.
“I encourage residents to again take part in our community consultation process and tell us what they like or want added to the final design of the park.”
Construction is scheduled to begin late this year. For more information about the detailed concept plan for Richardson Park Playground visit shapeyouripswich.com.au/richardsonparkupgrade