$1.8M playground now open at Redbank Plains

21 July 2021

A new toddlers’ playground is now open at Redbank Plains Recreation Reserve, made possible with more than $1.8 million from the Queensland Government’s $200 million COVID Works for Queensland program.

In officially opening the playground, Member for Bundamba Lance McCallum said the new facility would be a wonderful addition for local families and visitors.

“The colourful new playground means all ages can enjoy the facilities at the reserve, and it is exactly the type of community infrastructure the COVID Works for Queensland program is designed to help councils deliver,” Mr McCallum said.

“The program is an important part of our COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan.

“Our government is proud to have contributed more than $1.8 million through the program here at the reserve, including new car parking, toilet block and lighting as well as pathways and park furniture.

“Ipswich City Council received $4.4 million from the COVID Works for Queensland program to deliver 12 projects, which the council believes will support or create 36 local jobs.

“That’s a terrific outcome for our local Ipswich businesses, tradies and most importantly, families, and the council is to be applauded for delivering these projects.”

Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding joined Mr McCallum for the official opening today.

“The playground not only looks amazing, it also builds on the existing children’s playground, providing a fun and safe place for our younger community members to play and exercise,” Mayor Harding said.

“The completion of these works will provide much-needed infrastructure to our growing community as we prepare to welcome another 330,000 residents by 2041.

“I am grateful for the support of the Queensland Government, and this is a wonderful example of the two levels of government working together to benefit the community.”