20 April 2022
A new community building is now available to be booked by local community groups and associations for small meetings and gatherings at Augustine Heights.
Deputy Mayor Division 2 Councillor Nicole Jonic said it was important for council to provide facilities that encourage the community to connect.
“We are very pleased to be able to open this new facility, the Augustine Heights Community Hub, to the local community and not-for-profit organisations to meet in a central location within the grounds of the Jane Gorry Park,” Cr Jonic said.
“We have fielded many enquiries for a cost-effective space for small organisations and this building will meet the demand in the community for small meeting facilities.
“The building is equipped with a basic kitchenette and toilet with disability access and is adjacent to a small children’s playground and car park.”
Division 2 Councillor Paul Tully said the facility was transferred to council at no cost to ratepayers.
“The Augustine Heights Community Hub was a house and land sales office previously occupied by a developer,” Cr Tully said.
“As part of development approval in place for the site, the 104 square metre building was transferred to council to be used as a meeting place for the community.
“As we manage the growth of our division, we welcome this new facility which improves our social infrastructure and provides an opportunity to strengthen our community by providing a cost-effective venue to meet.”
Booking information for the Augustine Heights Community Hub can be found by searching ‘Jane Gorry Park’ at Ipswich.qld.gov.au/parkssearch.