New Planning Scheme

6th of November 2014

New Planning Scheme

Residents will be invited to have their say over the future shape of the city during the development of the new Ipswich Planning Scheme.

Planning and Develpment Committee Chairperson Councillor Paul Tully said that this planning scheme will ensure that future development continues to bring maximum benefit to the community.

"This ambitious project is the first major review of our planning scheme since 2004," Cr Tully said.

"Ipswich is a rapidly growing city with a population of 180,000 and that brings benefit and challenges in framing a planning scheme."

"The Ipswich Planning Scheme provides a clear vision about the type of development that Council and the community want for Ipswich."

"It is our road map to the future. This means Council will continue to be focussed on encouraging development that benefits local neighbourhoods, enhances existing facilities and is environmentally sustainable."

"Much has changed in Ipswich since 2004 so this review will deliver a scheme that reflects our contemporary city that takes into account the strong residential and commercial growth we have seen in areas such as Ipswich's eastern suburbs particularly from Goodna to Springfield and into Redbank Plains and the emerging Ripley Valley."

"The community is at the heart of what makes Ipswich great, so their view on the future of the city is central to development of this scheme."

"Residents' input will be actively sought by Council as part of this process."