Construction of a new stadium in Springfield

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More than 240 jobs will be created during the construction of a new stadium in Springfield, which will be the home for the Brisbane Lions’ women’s team.

Councillors voted unanimously to enter into a funding deed with the AFL club for the construction of a new arena and embellishment of an adjacent sporting field last week.

About 20,000 people are expected to visit The Reserve a year.

It is expected to open late next year.

Mayor Teresa Harding said it would bring significant benefits to the local community.

More than 240 jobs are being created during construction of the facility, and there will be an estimated 785 jobs when it’s up and running,” she said.

“These will be outstanding facilities right on our doorstep that will be readily available for Ipswich residents to use.

“Local families can enjoy the wide open spaces and relaxed feel, while our region’s up and coming sports stars can take full advantage of the stadium and facilities to keep developing their athletic prowess.”

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