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South Bank-style beach popular move for Robelle Domain

Enjoying the playground and water park (from left) are Tristain Burrastan, Dechlan Crook, Haidyn Crook and Matthew Lee.
Enjoying the playground and water park (from left) are Tristain Burrastan, Dechlan Crook, Haidyn Crook and Matthew Lee.
SERENE SCENE: The path winds among the gum trees at Robelle Domain in Springfield Central.
SERENE SCENE: The path winds among the gum trees at Robelle Domain in Springfield Central. David Nielsen

PLANS for a South Bank-style beach in stage two of the Robelle Domain parkland's redevelopment received the thumbs up from patrons over the weekend.

The second stage is in the pipeline, with Ipswich City Council and the Federal Government each contributing $5 million.

The Newman Government is yet to commit its own $5 million contribution to give the project the go-ahead, which could include a sandy beach like that of South Bank.

Plans include water cascades between Sinnathamby Blvd and John Nugent Way, a squirt water area, picnic areas and children's play areas.

The QT asked Robelle Domain patrons what they would like to see at the parklands - and a beach was top of the list.

The consensus among patrons was a beach would make Robelle Domain as attractive a destination as South Bank.

Cr David Morrison said the beach was yet to be costed.

Springfield Lakes resident Joe Blair said the parklands were fantastic and the addition of a beach would only make it a more attractive option.

"I'd love it to be like South Bank," Mr Blair said.

I was deciding whether to go down there today, but my daughter wanted come to Robelle Domain instead.

"I was deciding whether to go down there today, but my daughter wanted come to Robelle Domain instead.

"Some more cafes, so it will be a bit more competitive with prices and maybe a few more fun days and some activities for the kids, not just on special occasions."

Park Ridge parent Stacey Crook brought her children to the parklands for the first time on Saturday

"It's fantastic," Ms Crook said.

"It's the first time I've been here.

"It's a great family environment.

"It's great how they have the water and they can get wet.

"The pathways are great for their scooters and bikes."

Sarah-Jane Robertson and her niece Georgia travelled from Wellington Point to Robelle Domain on Saturday.

"We like its openness," Ms Robertson said.

The one thing we don't like about South Bank that we like about here is there's no traffic.

Topics:  david morrison ipswich city council robelle domain south bank



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