The Bundamba community will benefit from $2 million in upgrades to local facilities under the State Government’s COVID Works for Queensland program announced today.
The $6 billion economic recovery program will deliver a new playground, car park, toilet block, lighting and landscaping at Redbank Plains Recreation Reserve; improved drainage and water quality at Bellbird Park’s Moodai Reserve; and upgraded change rooms at Richardson Park in Goodna.
Member for Bundamba Lance McCallum said the Redbank Plains project was the centrepiece of the government’s $4.4 million investment in Ipswich.
“This reserve is a great asset for the Bundamba community, and the planned upgrades will further broaden its appeal as we all work towards a healthier and more active Ipswich,” Mr McCallum said.
“The reserve continues to be a destination for locals and visitors alike, and this is a welcome investment in our youth, our families and our greenspaces that will support jobs as we continue to Unite and Recover.”
Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said the COVID Works for Queensland program would fund 520 projects across the state, supporting more than 4,600 jobs.
“This program is specifically designed to help councils get their communities back on their feet as quickly as possible and minimise any long-term effects of the global pandemic which is impacting economies around the world,” Mr Hinchliffe said.
“We’re continuing to manage the health response and that means we have started delivering Queensland’s plan for economic recovery.”