Cr David Pahlke with Works Chairperson Cr Cheryl Bromage
ROSEWOOD’s business precinct is being given a facelift by Ipswich City Council as part of an ongoing program of works in the town.
Ipswich City Council Division 10 Councillor David Pahlke said the footpath beautification project, first mooted in 2007, is being carried out along the eastern side of John St. “The existing asphalt footpath is being removed and replaced with a coloured concrete footpath along the eastern side of John St between the Rosewood Community Park and Railway St,” Cr Pahlke said.
“Since the underground power has been installed by Energex, council has commenced these footpath replacement works. “Council is spending $700,000 on this upgrade project which will help to enhance Rosewood’s business precinct.” Cr Pahlke said special soft fall areas would be installed adjacent to the Wisdom Tree and the Hoop Pine beside the National Australia Bank. “These soft fall areas will be patterned to compliment the recent works around the Cobb and Co coach in the community park. “This the park which also features screening walls with projected images, a picnic and BBQ area, an open space area, a play area, toilets and an interactive play area.
City Infrastructure Committee Chairperson Councillor Cheryl Bromage said the footpath works had been be staged to follow the Energex works. “This footpath project is part of extensive works currently taking place in Rosewood which kicked off with the undergrounding of power in the area,” Cr Bromage said. “Council is working with other levels of government and the community to enhance Rosewood’s business precinct and these projects will help us to achieve this aim.”
“We are improving the streetscape of John St and turning it into a focal point for Rosewood.” Cr Bromage said the footpath improvement project would complement the eye-catching large display case in John St which housed Ipswich’s Cobb and Co coach. “This permanent undercover display area on the corner of William and John streets is home to the coach when it is not in use at festivals and other local events.”