Division 4 highlights: Future goals in focus in 2022-2023 Budget

30 June 2022

Division 4 is kicking goals with significant projects in the 2022-2023 Budget that will increase liveability on a local and regional scale.

Division 4 Councillor Kate Kunzelmann said sports fans would get a major boost with $180,000 committed to concept and design work for the future Windle Road sports precinct in Brassall.

“It is currently an empty block but this site has an exciting future, especially with its connection to the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail and Brassall Bikeway,” Cr Kunzelmann said.

“Our goal is that it will evolve into a regional-level sporting precinct featuring new irrigated fields, lighting and clubhouse which can bring together several local clubs to one location.”

Councillor Kunzelmann said the 2022-2023 Budget commitments for Division 4 showed that council is listening to the community on improvements needed for local areas.

“We are working hard to progress important local projects that make a difference to the lives of residents, across the many and varied suburbs that are a part of Division 4,” Cr Kunzelmann said.

“Important concept and design work worth $115,000 will be undertaken this year for Adelong Avenue in Thagoona, with council planning to replace the stormwater drainage culvert and undertake pavement reconstruction works that will have a minimum design life of 20 years.”

Division 4 Councillor Russell Milligan said council had also ensured the voices of those outside the urban footprint had also been heard in the 2022-2023 Budget with commitments to road upgrades.

“A highlight will be $520,000 committed this financial year to convert a 1.2 kilometre stretch of Borallon Station Road, Pine Mountain from gravel road to a dual-lane sealed road,” Cr Milligan said.

“This will improve road safety and reduce dust and other impacts on resident.”

Councillor Milligan said the 2022-2023 Budget also included projects to support flood recovery efforts across the local area.

“Flood is a natural function of our river system, and council has committed to investing in initiatives that will improve our flood resilience and benefit the local community and the environment,” Cr Milligan said.

“Ironpot Creek is an important example of this in action, where erosion in the Pine Mountain section has been identified as a concern for the community and natural environment, an issue which is made worse in times of flood.

“Council has a four-stage plan to stabilise the creek bed and reduce erosion and sediment.

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

Division 4 2022-2023 Budget highlights:

  • Ironpot Creek, Pine Mountain - $910,000 including stabilisation works in Stage 2 and 3
  • Borallon Station Road, Pine Mountain - $520,000 for sealing of gravel road
  • Grace Street, Wulkuraka - $210,000 for installation of bollards
  • Windle Road, Brassall - $180,000 including concept and design for future sports precinct
  • Wulkuraka Connection and Keswick roads intersection - $150,000 for concept design
  • John Murphy Park, Brassall - $145,000 for construction of fencing
  • Adelong Avenue, Thagoona - $115,000 for concept and design of road and culvert rehabilitation
  • John Street, Rosewood - $25,000 for urban greening

For more information about Ipswich City Council’s 2022-2023 Budget, visit Ipswich.qld.gov.au/budget