Ipswich Plan 2024 proceeds to final review

After careful consideration council has resolved to send the revised draft Ipswich Plan 2024 for final State Government review and approval.

Council resolved at its 25 January 2024 meeting to progress the proposed new planning scheme, including the adopted changes made following community consultation, to the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Planning for a final review.

Council’s current planning scheme is one of the oldest in Queensland so it is exciting to see the new draft scheme being shaped by community feedback and nearing completion.

Thousands of Ipswich residents have engaged with Ipswich City Council’s draft new planning scheme, Ipswich Plan 2024.

During the public consultation phase, more than 500 formal submissions were lodged and almost 100,000 residents engaged online through our Shape Your Ipswich page and Facebook.

Council has now assessed all the submissions and used them to amend the draft scheme and we will now move to the next step and seek Ministerial review.

This step marks significant progress towards the adoption of the new planning scheme. The draft Ipswich Plan 2024 is central to how our city will manage our growth and development into the future.

Council hopes the State’s review will be concluded in early 2024, allowing council to formally adopt the new scheme in the middle of 2024.

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  1. First and foremost: we need infrastructure to be improved in many places, including more roads and bridges. We don’t need more money spent on the CBD but on parks and recreation areas. Improve traffic in West Ipswich, Yamanto and to and from River link and many other spots. We certainly don’t need more housing and (God forbid) a stadium in areas that are currently already blocked. Use brain!

  2. It will be good to have a new mayor one that remembers that Springfield is a suburb of Ipswich that when making a speech they should say that what is good for the suburb is good for the Greater Ipswich area because the suburb should not be greater than the city

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