Ipswich residents are being encouraged to share what they love about the city’s centre and their big ideas for its future.
It is part of an Ipswich City Council initiative to create a shared vision for the Ipswich Central master plan.
The Ipswich Central precinct is more than just the CBD, it encompasses North Ipswich, West Ipswich and East Ipswich.
This includes important community areas such as the health precinct around Ipswich Hospital, Limestone Park, Queens Park, Top of Town, Riverlink Shopping Centre, The Workshops Rail Museum and North Ipswich Reserve.
Several major projects are taking place within or are planned for the precinct with the intent of the master plan to create a clear vision for area together and help prioritise and focus efforts and investment.
Ipswich City Council Economic Development Manager Paul Massingham said it was an opportunity for people to help shape the city’s future.
The Ipswich Central precinct. Map available for download here.
“The prosperity of the Ipswich Central precinct is going to be vital to the city’s success into the future so we need to make sure we get it right,” he said.
“While a considerable amount of work has been undertaken to date, much remains in the pipeline for investigation or further direction.
“The plan will set an agenda for economic and social prosperity, drive jobs growth within the city’s central hub and provide significant opportunities for growth.
“That is why we want to hear from the community about what they like about the Ipswich Central precinct, what their aspirations for the area are and any big ideas they have for its future.”
Some of the big ideas for Ipswich Central shared to date:
It’s easy to have a say, with four quick questions now open for answers on the Shape Your Ipswich community consultation website.
Through the website, participants can respond to the following:
- What do you love about Ipswich – in three words
- What are your aspirations for Ipswich – in three words
- Place a marker on a map to show where you go and what you love to do
- Share your big idea for Ipswich
Mr Massingham said as well as questions via Shape Your Ipswich, two workshops were held with Ipswich Central businesses and interested stakeholders in December.
Questions via Shape Your Ipswich close on Sunday 2 February, 2020.