Ipswich City Council is committed to providing spaces that promote social inclusion, health and well-being for our community.

Council has been working with CONVIC, a specialist in skate park and youth area design, on a youth precinct in Redbank Plains Recreation Reserve.

The full design for the works is now completed and ready to proceed to construction for Stage One. It will be funded through the Financial Year 21/22 and Financial Year 22/23 capital budgets.

Check out the final plans below.

Redbank Plains Recreation Reserve - final youth precinct designs

What happens next?

With the design completed, the next step in the project is to commence construction. Construction will be completed over a number of stages with Stage One planned for early 2022.

Stage One construction works for the new planned facility will include:

  • the new skate facility
  • central pathway to link from the playground and carpark and through to Redbank Plains Road
  • shelters
  • seating
  • drink fountains
  • lighting
  • safe city cameras.

Future works will include construction of the following:

  • a learn to ride track
  • two multipurpose courts (Futsal/ Basketball and Netball/ Basketball)
  • parkour elements and a Ping Pong table
  • amphitheatre Stage
  • additional shelters with seating and BBQ areas
  • pathways
  • associated facilities including bins and drink fountains.

Future construction works will be scheduled for budget after the Financial Year 22/23. This page will be updated as we know more about the future stages.

What community told us

In 2020 council asked the community through a survey on Shape Your Ipswich and workshops, what they thought of the draft Stage 1 concept design. 43 people responded to the survey. Here's what they told us:

How community input influenced design

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback through the design phase.

The below plan shows the key pieces of community feedback that informed the final design.

Redbank Plains Recreation Reserve Skate Area Design