School students and families will soon be able to embark on an exciting educational adventure in Eagleby.
The first stage of Logan City Council’s new Riverine Discovery Centre, to be built overlooking the Albert River, is floating ever closer.
The centre will feature a range of interactive educational displays to deepen the community’s understanding of the Albert and Logan Rivers, and their tributaries.
Outdoor undercover areas will provide new gathering spaces for community use, complementing the popular Albert River Parklands playground.
Environment Chair Councillor Jon Raven said the project, which is partly funded by the Environment Levy, is another example of the work undertaken by Council to enhance local waterway environments and the wildlife they support.
“Council works closely with local community groups to help protect the delicate ecosystems of our rivers and creeks,” Cr Raven said.
“This centre will help keep our waterways front of mind and educate people of all ages about the importance of preserving them for future generations.”
Division 12 Councillor Karen Murphy said the Riverine Discovery Centre would become a must-do experience in Eagleby.
“This exciting new centre will be a welcome addition to our community, which already prides itself on living in harmony with our natural areas,” Cr Murphy said.
“It will also encourage those who live outside of Logan to come and learn more about this beautiful part of our city.”
Member for Macalister Melissa McMahon said the Riverine Discovery Centre would be a game-changer which will support the delivery of educational opportunities and good local jobs.
“This will be huge for our community, and the Palaszczuk Government is proudly supporting it with $2.75 million from the South East Queensland Community Stimulus Package,” Ms McMahon said.
“We know how important education is for the next generation of Queenslanders, and we’re proudly delivering more opportunities to learn right here.”
The project last month received a $1.5 million funding boost from Council to help cover soaring construction costs.
This will allow stage 1 to be delivered in full which keeps future stages on track to be cost-effective.
Construction is expected to begin in coming months and is scheduled to be completed by the middle of next year.