News

Ipswich BMX Club set for $300,000 upgrade

IMPROVEMENTS: The Ipswich BMX Club is getting a $300,000 injection from Ipswich City Council.
IMPROVEMENTS: The Ipswich BMX Club is getting a $300,000 injection from Ipswich City Council. David Nielsen

IPSWICH BMX Club and the residents of Hawthorne St will each reap the benefits from significant investments each by Ipswich City Council.

Division 7, represented by Cr Antoniolli, will also have improved traffic flow in Eastern Heights when traffic lights are installed at a key intersection.

The popularity of BMX is on the rise and Cr Antoniolli said improvements, already well underway, to the local facility were much needed.

"The Ipswich BMX Club at Willey St will have improved track operations through a new ramp and an announcer's box," he said.

"There is $300,000 going into that, a considerable investment.

"The sport of BMX is growing and we are hoping to bring it up to a national standard."

The new surface will significantly reduce the time spent by volunteers maintaining the BMX circuit.

When the works started earlier this year Ipswich BMX Club president Lee Smith said members would notice the difference when the track reopens.

"It's going to look amazing," he said.

"We're raising the gates and moving the commentators tower from where it is next to the gates and putting it at the second turn.

"We'll have new LED lights installed and the most exciting part is the new surface."

The installation of $1 million worth traffic lights on the corner of Chermside Rd and Robertson Rd at Eastern Heights has commenced and is expected to be finished by the end of June.

"That intersection, at certain times of the day, is very congested and very hard to get in and out of," Cr Antoniolli said.

"There have been some accidents there and that is often a patience thing, because it is so hard to get out of Robertson Rd into Chermside Rd if you want to get into town.

"It also causes rat running in other streets

"The lights will see that intersection improve greatly and also make it safer for pedestrians."

Residents in Coalfalls and Sadliers Crossing will no doubt welcome the $1 million investment in kerb and channelling in Hawthorne St.

"We are three quarters of the way through that," Cr Antoniolli said.

"That is all part of the accelerated kerb and channelling and that is very important for drainage, particularly in Hawthorne St which has a high volume of water come through it.

"We have just finished road rehab and kerb and channelling at Blanck St in Raceview after it had all deteriorated in a bad way.

"We are also improving the turnaround at the bottom of Blanck St for our waste trucks as well."

There are also upgrades on the way for Jim Donald Park with additional parking off Grange Rd due to the popularity of the facility.

Queens Park lookout will have improved disability access, along with lighting and signage.

Topics:  cr andrew antoniolli division 7 ipswich ipswich bmx club



Unions: 'This is why we march in Ipswich'

Ipswich Labour Day march.

Penalty rates a key issue at weekend's Labour Day march

Festival to go off with a bang on riverbank

EXCITING: Street parade fires up the 2017 Ipswich Festival this Saturday.

Mayor on Monday: There is plenty to do at the Ipswich Festival

DRINK DRIVING: Man banned for 14 months

Shailer Park man stopped at Fernvale ordered to undertake drink driving program, pay $500 fee

MAN ordered to undertake drink driving program, pay $500 fee

Local Partners

American Gods a dream role for Ricky Whittle

THE 100 star talks mythology yand working with Ian McShane on highly-anticipated new series.

House Rules: "I watched as they destroyed my house"

Fiona and Nicole were both in shock at the move. Picture: Supplied

Contestant given just minutes before her entire home was demolished

'I feel absolutely incredible':Coast woman's weight loss win

Biggest Loser: Transformed contestant Nikki Henderson training at Mooloolaba Beach.

The weight loss show changed contestant Nikki Henderson's life

Amy and Tyson Murr feast on My Kitchen Rules win

SWEET SUCCESS: MKR 2017 winners Amy and Tyson Murr celebrate their glorious victory.

Controversial siblings secure $250,000 prize in MKR finale.

Sam Thaiday stars in Broncos’ carpool karaoke

Sam Thaiday makes people laugh

What's on the small screen this week

My Kitchen Rule's mother and daughter contestants Valerie and Courtney.

MY KITCHEN Rules grand finalists face off and Love Child returns.

Ipswich serves up two home cooks for MasterChef auditions

CHASING A DREAM: Ipswich father Ben Ungermann, 32, has auditioned for the ninth season of MasterChef.

Dad of three makes it in front of MasterChef judges

Falling rents could spell doom for housing prices

What if I told you housing in Australia was getting cheaper?

Couple gets rich renovating run-down city homes

RENO RADICALS: Baden and Nelson Marino-Hall have turned three Toowoomba homes around for profit, saying the Garden City was a haven for renovators like themselves.

The couple has already turned around three homes

Townhouse pitch raises questions over 'high density'

BIG PLANS: Residents have a chance to offer their opinion on plans to build 42 townhouses at Raceview.

Developer plans 42 townhouses for Ipswich suburb

7 million dollar city homes for sale right now

3 Keira Court, Blue Mountain Heights.

Here are seven of Toowoomba's best, and most expensive, houses

'Raping and pillaging': Landlord's anger with nightmare cost

Chris Duane, who is chairman of the body corporate for Terralina Court, says insurance companies are charging too much for premiums.

BODY corporate boss unleashes on huge costs dumped on home owners.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!