Cr Dickson - Project update for stage two of Albany Lakes Park Playground, Sippy Downs
  • Monday 25 October 2021

Project update for stage two of Albany Lakes Park Playground, Sippy Downs.

Consultation with the Sippy Downs community through the Sippy Downs Parks Master Plan in 2018 showed overwhelming support for a new playground at Albany Lakes Park, with more play opportunities and better car parking. I’m pleased to see that the community are already enjoying all that the new Albany Lakes playground has to offer, with the stage one works providing an exciting new location where children can play. Thanks to Queensland Government’s $100 million South East Queensland Community Stimulus Program, extra funding has been provided to support construction of Stage two of the Albany Lakes Park playground. This significant funding injection will support construction of large shade sails which is expected to be delivered later this year. The remainder of stage two works, which include a larger multi-play tower, fencing, additional picnic settings, barbecue, shade trees and drinking fountain, will be constructed in the later part of the 2021/22 financial year. Council will also upgrade the carpark at Albany Street to provide a turning area and accessible car parking, plus connecting pathways to the proposed playground.

Palmview/Harmony access to the Bruce Highway

I regularly receive queries from locals about the proposed road-link connections in and out of Palmview. Eventually there will be a few new road links in and out of Palmview, with the timing for construction of each new road triggered by the number of new houses and residents moving into the community. Under the Infrastructure Agreement, and as the land developer, AVID property group must deliver a range of major infrastructure items including the major road connections (such as the Bruce Highway connection and Southern Road link), recreation parks, sports fields, environmental land rehabilitation/open space and community facilities.  As many know, the Bruce Highway is funded by the State and Federal Government and therefore it is a State Government condition that AVID must deliver the Bruce Highway connection by June next year. As a resident of Harmony, I look forward to Avid constructing this necessary road link along with the rest of the infrastructure that is required to be delivered as the development progresses for the existing and future community of Palmview.