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Upgrade for Fitzgerald Ave at Springwood

Planning has begun on Logan City Council’s proposed multi-million-dollar facelift of Fitzgerald Avenue at Springwood, with community consultation to commence soon.

Proposed additions include a clock tower or significant landmark, a vine arbour with creative lighting, footpath seating, urban art, way-finding signage and landscaping.

Proposed upgraded pedestrian walkways and cycle pathways will also improve access to the area and will provide safer connections to neighbouring shopping centres and other Springwood amenities and attractions.

The final design will be shaped by input from the community.

The project is co-funded with $1.5million from the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program, which supports local councils to deliver priority road and community infrastructure projects supporting jobs and the resilience of local economies to help communities bounce back from the pandemic, and more than $1.2 million from Councillor Lisa Bradley’s Division 1 Local Infrastructure Program.

Federal Treasurer and Member for Rankin, Jim Chalmers, says the upgrade would take advantage of the proposed realignment of nearby M1 on and off ramps as part of the motorway widening and the extension of the Southeast Busway.

“To create more local jobs and support our businesses to prosper and grow, we understand that we must invest in local infrastructure,” he says.

“Upgrading Fitzgerald Avenue will make Springwood a more attractive place to visit and do business.

“That’s exactly what we want – to encourage local investment and create opportunities for our people.”

Once community consultation is completed, construction is expected to begin in early 2023.

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