Archived News Items

Mapping Service
Mapping Service

A new online mapping system has been implemented by Council.

River Heart Parklands Stage 2
River Heart Parklands Stage 2

Fireworks and fun family activities at the public opening.

Honouring Our Heroes
Honouring Our Heroes

As a mark of respect for our Defence Force, Council has named

New Child Care Centre for Goodna
New Child Care Centre for Goodna

A new Child Care Centre in Goodna has been approved by Council.

Heritage Award for Council
Heritage Award for Council

Council’s heritage efforts received further recongition by the National Trust.

Fast Track Applications
Fast Track Applications

5 day approval timeframes will be introduced on 1 October 2012.

New Flood and Rainfall Gauges
New Flood and Rainfall Gauges

Council commences a project to upgrade its flood and rainfall monitoring system.

New Autobarn for Bellbird Park
New Autobarn for Bellbird Park

Council approves a new Autobarn store in Bellbird Park.

Heritage Committee Members Appointed
Heritage Committee Members Appointed

Places of cultural heritage significance to be nurtured and protected.

Re-use of Character Home
Re-use of Character Home

A Goodna character home transformed.

Joseph Brady Park Reopens
Joseph Brady Park Reopens

Residents can once again enjoy activities on offer at Joseph Brady Park.

Studio 188 - Old Baptist Church

The old Baptist Church redeveloped into a contemporary arts space.

Sizzler Restaurant to Expand
Sizzler Restaurant to Expand

Council approves extensions to the Sizzler Restaurant at East Ipswich.

Planning Portal and Web Conferencing
Planning Portal and Web Conferencing

New initiatives to assist the development industry.

Yamanto Guidelines
Yamanto Guidelines

The future of residential and commercial development for Yamanto.

New Planning Scheme
New Planning Scheme

Residents invited to have their say about the new Planning Scheme.

Flood Protection
Flood Protection

Extension of Council's temporary planning provisions.

Suggested Reading
Suggested Reading

Explore the hidden meaning behind historic symbols in Ipswich.

Planning Reform
Planning Reform

Council delivering leading development assessment practices.

Water Supply and Sewerage Design
Water Supply and Sewerage Design and Construction Code

Implementation of the SEQ Water Supply and Sewerage Design and Construction Code.

Public Artwork
Public Artwork to Interpret Ipswich's History

A striking new metal sculpture for the Ipswich City Centre.

James Ivory Diaries
James Ivory Diaries

James Ivory - an early settler of Ipswich.

South Sea Islanders
South Sea Islanders

The Australian South Sea Islander (ASSI) 150 Project.

Ripley Valley
Ripley Valley

Assessment and determination of Ripley Valley developments to return to Council.

National Trust
National Trust

Council honoured by the National Trust at its Queensland Heritage Awards.

Congratulations Jo Pocock
Congratulations Jo Pocock

Awarded the 2013 Planning Institute of Australia's Planner of the Year.

Congratulations Meredith Hartigan
Congratulations Meredith Hartigan

Awarded the 2013 Queensland State Conference Young Planner Scholarship.

4-5 Star Hotel Incentives
4-5 Star Hotel Incentives

Support for 4 to 5 STAR Quality Hotel Developments in Ipswich.

Further Red Tape
Further red tape reduction for pool fencing

Proposed reduction to pool fencing associated with Class 1A buildings.

Public Art
Public Art

Implementation Guideline No. 31 – Public Art Provision by Major Developments.

Future for Goodna's Oldest Tree Secured
Future for Goodna's Oldest Tree Secured

Goodna's historic gum topped box tree now in the Ipswich Planning Scheme.

Road Widths
Road Widths

Operational changes to the Ipswich Planning Scheme.

Heritage Seminar
Heritage Seminars

Researching, writing and publishing local history seminars.

Four New Schools
Four New Schools for Ipswich

Ten new schools in South East Queensland.

Pool Safety Laws
Pool Safety Laws Protect Your Loved Ones

Safe practices and prevantative measures.

Indigenous Cultural Heritage
Indigenous Cultural Heritage

New advice clause incorporated into development approvals.

Updated Flood Measures Proposed
Updated Flood Measures Proposed

Permanent flood regulation measures proposed.

Ripley Development Commences
Ripley Development Commences

First structure under construction.

Ross Elliott
Congratulations Ross

Ross Elliott recognised for local disaster work.

Ipswich's Oldest Tree Protected
Ipswich's Oldest Tree Protected

A forest red gum in Ipswich protected.

Innovation Rocks
Innovation Rocks!

A large boulder became a larger problem them first thought at Mt

Building News
Building News

Further updates have been provided in regards to the National Construction Code

Fast Track - Compliance Assessment Applications
Fast Track - Compliance Assessment Applications

Signing subdivision plans now assessed within 5 business days.

Queensland Urban Utilities
Queensland Urban Utilities

Lodgement changes to applications for water and sewerage connections from 1 July

Universal Housing Design
Universal Housing Design

Council has confirmed its commitment to housing developments that are accessible by

Quarterly Report June 2016
Quarterly Activity Report June 2016

The quarterly activity report provides a snapshot of planning and development activities

Customer Service Charter
Customer Service Charter

The P&D Department outlines their vision, values and commitment to Ipswich in

A New Long Term Community Plan
A New Long Term Community Plan

Our Future - Have Your Say

Customer Satisfaction Survey
Customer Satisfaction Survey

Planning and Development Department's Customer Satisfaction Survey. Closed 29 May 2015

Quarterly Activity Report Image
Quarterly Activity Report September 2016

The quarterly activity report provides a snapshot of planning and development activities

Development Initiatives
Development Initiatives

Council's Development Planning Branch has introduced three new development initiatives.