Ipswich shopping centre looks to add tenpin bowling, laser tag, arcade games

Source: Ipswich First

Tenpin bowling lovers will have something to smile about if a development application for an indoor entertainment precinct at Orion Springfield Central is approved.

The application was lodged last week with Ipswich City Council.

It reveals plans for ten pin bowling lanes, laser tag arena, a party room and arcade gaming area inside a new building to be constructed near the Target loading dock in the southern car park of the centre.

Construction of the 1,231 square metre building would mean the removal of 78 car parking spaces.

“The Indoor Entertainment use will comprise of a variety of recreational spaces such as an area for bowling, laser tag, games floor and party room,” the application states.

“In addition to recreational facilities, the proposal provides a storage/office area, toilet facilities, and prize collection area.

“In order to facilitate the proposed Indoor Entertainment use, demolition of a portion of the existing on-grade Target Mall car park and temporary removal and reinstatement of existing shade sails in the car parking area west and south of the Target tenancy is required.”

Tenpin bowling has been missed by many in Ipswich since the devastating floods of January 2011 destroyed Ipswich Tenpin at Bundamba.

It regularly features when Ipswich residents are asked what facilities they would like to see in the city.

A separate application seeking approval for the creation of 126 additional car parking spaces off Sirius Drive was also lodged with Ipswich City Council last week.