A NEW world class lagoon swimming pool has been completed and ready for launch at Robelle Domain. It will be one of the biggest public lagoon-style swimming pools in Australia.
The exciting new lagoon at Robelle Domain at Springfield Central is nearing completion so what better way to celebrate the start of Spring and the warmer days with a splash around the new lagoon!
There will be lots of fun happening at the opening event including roving performers, entertainment, and of course the lagoon will be open for swimmers!
Springfield Markets in the park area of Robelle Domain will also be in full swing with entertainment, inflatable rides and fireworks at 7.30 pm!
Saturday, 5 September 2015
12.00 pm – 3.00 pm: Lagoon Opening Activities
12.00 pm – 8.00 pm: Springfield Markets
Access via Sinnathamby Boulevard, Springfield Central:
- FREE entry (food and beverages available for purchase)
- Alcohol free event
- Limited free parking will be available from 8.00 am – 8.00 pm.
The new swimming lagoon will be a much-desired attraction in Robelle Domain, and along with other water bodies cover a total area of 2,500 square metres.
This makes it one of Australia's largest outdoor recreation facilities of its kind.
Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale said a review of the original plans and budget enabled council to include a zero to over a metre depth swimming lagoon equal in size to Southbank's famous beach pool.
The lagoon will cater for the local community and families right across the western corridor.
"We are committed to a city that is happy, lively and a place where people can't wait to bring their kids.
"Whether that's to have an ice cream and a splash in the lagoon on the weekend, or to make a permanent home for the family, everyone is welcome in Ipswich and we can't wait to see you.
"This is a decision by all councillors, and I want to thank them for their strategic vision and their dedication to the Ipswich of tomorrow.
"This lagoon also takes pressure off the capital and provides an ideal recreational destination for residents of all cities along the western corridor.
"Enhanced lighting, landscaping, seating, bbqs and water fountains will also be installed to make this a true recreation destination.
"Installation of Safe City CCTV cameras is planned as a future enhancement.
"These works will be a boost for the local economy with a number of jobs created during the construction phase of the project and an additional 15 full time jobs per annum for the city once the lagoon is in full operation," Cr Pisasale said.
Parks, Sport and Recreation Committee Chairperson and Division 1 Cr David Morrison said this decision will be welcomed by all local residents and families.
"The 3.74 hectare development that includes the lagoon, new green space and walking tracks brings together Robelle Domain, Orion Town Centre, Springfield Central train station, Education City and the Parklands Business District into a single unified hub.
"Being able to do some shopping at Orion, enjoy a gourmet al fresco lunch and then stroll through beautiful parklands to take the kids for a dip is in the immediate future for local residents.
"It's going to be great and as the local Councillor I am thrilled.
Springfield Land Corporation deputy chairman Bob Sharpless welcomed the commencing of works and confirmation of the lagoon pool.
"This is another significant milestone in the history of the Springfield Central town centre," Mr Sharpless said.
"Just as South Bank has done, this South Bank at Springfield will become a tourism destination for tens of thousands of visitors with major economic flow-ons also to be expected across the Ipswich region."
The new South Bank size lagoon parkland is expected to attract 100,000 visitors a year.