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.