Leith Carroll and her 7-year-old daughter, Theresa Appleby, enjoy some time at Queens Park. Council is calling for ideas to be added to a master plan on what people would like in the park.
Leith Carroll and her 7-year-old daughter, Theresa Appleby, enjoy some time at Queens Park. Council is calling for ideas to be added to a master plan on what people would like in the park. Sarah Harvey

Can Queens Park be made better?

PLANS to improve Queensland's oldest park will be on display for the public to cast their eye over early next year.

The Queens Park master plan draft highlights improvements in store for the park, and calls for ideas from the community on what they would like to see.

Parks, Sport and Recreation Committee chairman David Morrison said there were a number of improvements proposed for the park that needed to be scrutinised by the public.

"Improvements proposed in the draft master plan include new bus stops, extended car parking, traffic management and safer pedestrian and cyclist movement through new pathways," Cr Morrison said.

"The plan also includes an expanded playground with more interactive play opportunities, multi-age-group play equipment and new signage."

Cr Morrison said the plan integrated many of the existing site features with new features through connecting paths, shared car parking, sporting facilities and landscaping. "It provides the community with equitable access to a diverse range of free recreational experiences, which contribute to the recreation of the community," he said.

Councillor Andrew Antoniolli said the Queens Park draft master plan added functionality to the park, making it more attractive to all age groups and varying levels of physical ability.

"This is a park for the people of Ipswich and remains one of our most visited venues," he said.

The plan will be available for viewing at the council customer service centre in Ipswich Mall and at the Queens Park Environmental Education Centre from mid-January until mid-February.

It can also be viewed online at www.ipswich.qld.gov.au.

Park Life

There are more than 500 parks in the Ipswich region.

Ipswich has more than 5000 hectares of open space.

Council has adopt-a-park teams of volunteers who keep parks tidy.



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