There may be some opportunities for apprenticeships in Ipswich, with stage two of the Robelle Domain expansion set to proceed at a cost of $10 million.
The Ipswich City Council announced yesterday (July 2) that stage two would go ahead, with $5 million of its funding coming from the council and another $5 million being provided by the Australian government.
Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale said that stage one of Robelle Domain has been “enthusiastically embraced” by residents.
“With Ipswich’s population now at 180,000, we are ensuring that we have the leisure facilities people value,” Mr Pisasale said.
“Stage two means more space for families and bigger and better community events at the Domain.”
Member for Blair Shayne Neumann said that the Robelle Domain parklands would be a boost to the community.
“This project will employ around 84 people, attract up to 500,000 visitations with a total economic impact of approximately $7.7 million on the South East Queensland economy,” Mr Neumann said.
Stage two will expand the Robelle Domain by over ten hectares of new green space, said Parks, Sport and Recreation Committee chairperson David Morrison.
He added that there will be an additional network of walking tracks, with a second zero depth water play area also proposed.