RESIDENTS in Division 2 can look forward to an upgraded Jones Rd when the new Bellbird Park High School opens in 2017.
Local councillor Paul Tully said the arrangements for the new Bellbird Park High School included the upgrade of Jones Rd and were negotiated between the state government, Ipswich City Council and the developer in 2014.
Cr Tully said work commenced in mid-2015 with major improvements including road widening, drainage works, extended pedestrian and bike links, bus drop off and pickup points, underground electricity and new traffic signals at the corner of Harris St.
"Council has worked proactively with the state government over the past 18 months to meet the opening date of the new school in January 2017," Cr Tully said.
Division 2 candidate Declan McCallion had contacted the QT to voice his concerns that nothing had been put in place.
The next day a resident alerted him that Cr Tully had sent out a letter to residents regarding the works.
Mr McCallion claimed credit for council moving on the issue but the arrangements to upgrade Jones Rd had been made by Ipswich City Council six months before he announced his candidacy.