Who was Involved In the development of the Strategy?
To oversee, guide and inform the development of the strategy, the Ipswich Centre Taskforce was formally commissioned on the 13 December 2006. It was chartered with the responsibility of:
- Assisting in revitalising Ipswich Centre as a principal activity centre of South East Queensland's western corridor.
- To advise Ipswich City Council and State Government on ways to integrate their policies and infrastructure programs to achieve the Strategy, including identifying priority infrastructure.
- Support Ipswich's revitalisation and the Strategy's implementation.
Membership of the Taskforce included:
- The Honourable Paul Lucas MP, Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure and Planning
- The Mayor of Ipswich, Councillor Paul Pisasale
- Ipswich Councillors
- State Members
- Representatives of Ipswich City Council
- Department of Infrastructure and Planning
- Queensland Transport
- Department of Main Roads
- Department of Tourism, Regional Development and Industry
- Local business and community stakeholders
The Ipswich City Council (ICC) and the Queensland Government Department of Infrastructure and Planning (DIP) formed a Steering Group, to oversee the detailed development of the Strategy. In addition, a Technical Officers Working Group was also formed, comprising of ICC officers and DIP and state government agencies, to provide specific technical expertise.
ICC and DIP commissioned Urbis to assist with the development of the Strategy. The Urbis team included a range of urban design, urban planning, property economics, social planning and consultation specialists. It also included Roberts Day and DPZ Pacific to facilitate the Enquiry by Design process, as well as Cardno Eppell Olsen for engineering, infrastructure and transport expertise. The team was led by Peter Hyland as Project Director, assisted by Richard Dwyer as Project Manager.