COMMENT: Colleges can only get better

COUNCIL'S plan to clean out the lake at Colleges Crossing is great news for the city.

Colleges Crossing and the work that has been done there is a credit to Ipswich, particularly when you consider the enormous challenges that have come only in the last few years due to repeated major flooding.

On any given weekend - given even slightly good weather - you'll see hundreds of people out there enjoying a barbecue, a spot of fishing or some swimming and kayaking.

The addition of the lake, once a few thousand tonnes of sediment are taken out, will make it an even better place to take the family.

The quality of the facilities is up there with anything you'll see in south-east Queensland, while the grounds maintenance is second to none.

In fact, I wish I could get my lawn looking half as good as the grass down at Colleges.

Colleges Crossing's positioning on the border of the Brisbane City Council line makes it an ideal entrance to Ipswich, and it's a pity that more of our visitors don't come in via Mt Crosby Rd.

Let's hope it doesn't flood again for quite a while!



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