Ipswich is fast becoming one of Queensland's most desirable places to live, work, play and invest. By 2026 our population will grow to over 300,000 people. With this level of growth we can expect significant changes which will present us with both challenges and opportunities.
With this in mind, the Department of Infrastructure and Planning (DIP), in collaboration with Ipswich City Council and the people of Ipswich have developed a strategy for the rejuvenation of the Ipswich Regional Centre. The strategy strives to maintain the rich cultural heritage of Ipswich and build on its current strengths whilst identifying a range of actions to ensure sustainable growth in the area.
The objective of the strategy is to strengthen the prosperity and economic vitality of the area. This will be done through the revitalisation of its role and function in terms of:
- Employment and economic activity
- Commercial, retail and residential roles
- Government services
- Educational, cultural, recreational and entertainment facilities
- Multi-modal public transport
The following framework of vision, principles, strategies and actions provides a brief snapshot of how the strategy will guide Ipswich into a new era as the "Vibrant and Prosperous Regional Activity Centre for the Western Corridor of South East Queensland".
EVER BUILD A CITY?
Apartment buildings? Easy.
Shopping centres? Piece of cake.
Office towers? A walk in the park.
A whole city centre?
Now that's a challenge.
And as we all know, the bigger the challenge, the bigger the reward.
Could you develop nearly 3.4 hectares of prime CBD real estate with river frontage?
Could you undertake a project that will be valued at more than a billion dollars?
Could you take on Australia's most exciting urban redevelopment project?
Could you help reshape one of Queensland's major cities?
Expressions of Interest must be received by 4:00pm 18 December 2009.
Commercial Asset Manager
Ipswich City Properties Pty Ltd
Ph: 07 3810 6118 or email: SBannisterTyrrell@ipswich.qld.gov.au
Strategies, actions and catalyst projects
The vision will be delivered through 31 strategies and 158 actions. The Queensland Government, Ipswich City Council, local businesses and the community will develop an implementation program to ensure all strategies and actions are considered.
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