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Number 184: 18 March 2024

Ipswich Plan 2024: Update

Ipswich City Council (council) is in the process of preparing a new planning scheme, Ipswich Plan 2024, to help plan for the future of our growing city.

The draft Ipswich Plan 2024 was shared with the community from 15 May to 16 July 2023 and the draft Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) from 12 June to 25 July 2023.

The draft Ipswich Plan 2024 received significant interest from the community with 506 submissions received and a further 35 submissions on the draft LGIP.

Council has reviewed the submissions received and has prepared a public consultation report.

If a person or organisation has lodged a submission on the draft Ipswich Plan 2024, draft LGIP or proposed ‘planning change’ (draft Feasible Alternatives Assessment Report (FAAR)) they will soon receive a letter from council directing them to the Submissions Portal where they will be able to access their personal response by using their unique reference number provided in the letter from council.

The draft Ipswich Plan 2024, including supporting mapping, has been amended in response to submissions received. Most of the revisions made are related to clarification improvements, minor updates and minor corrections.

Council has sent the revisedÔÇ»plan to the State Government for final review and expects it to come into effect later in 2024, pending State Government and final council approval.

Following State Government and council final approval of the Ipswich Plan 2024, the planning scheme, mapping and associated property report information will be updated online.

Follow the progress of the Ipswich Plan 2024 on the Shape Your Ipswich page and register for project updates.

Number 183: 7 March 2024

Ipswich City Council – Electrical Specifications

Ipswich City Council has released an updated version of the Ipswich City Council Electrical Specifications.

The Electrical Specifications for Parks and Facilities document is available to download.

To obtain a copy, please visit ipswichplanning.com.au/planning-documents/technical-specifications.

Number 182: 30 January 2024

Quarterly Activity Report

This is the latest Quarterly Activity Report which snapshots Development Applications Lodged and Determined, together with information on a variety of Regulatory functions which have occurred in the Ipswich City Council area.

The full snapshot can be viewed here.

Number 181: 11 December 2023

Local Government Infrastructure Plan, LGIP 2024 – Public Submission Report

Council has completed the review of all submissions received on the LGIP 2024 and has endorsed the LGIP 2024, with changes, for Minister’s consideration on 7 December 2023.

A Public Submission Summary has been prepared to provide a summary of the key points raised in each submission. The summary also details individual reviewer comments and outlines the proposed actions and action details.

The changes made in response to submissions are minor in nature and do not result in the proposed LGIP being significantly different to the version released for public consultation.

To view the Public Submission Summary, go to Shapeyouripswich.com.au

If you have any questions about the LGIP 2024 you can contact Council on (07) 3810 6666 or email planningscheme@ipswich.qld.gov.au, or visit Council’s Concierge Reception Area at 1 Nicholas Street, Ipswich.

Number 180: 11 December 2023

Temporary Local Planning Instrument No. 1 of 2023 (Resource Recovery and Waste Activity Regulation)

On 28 November 2023, Council adopted Temporary Local Planning Instrument No. 1 of 2023 (Resource Recovery and Waste Activity Regulation), in accordance with section 23 of the Planning Act 2016 and Minister’s Guidelines and Rules.

The purpose of the temporary local planning instrument (TLPI) is to regulate resource recovery and waste activity uses within the Swanbank/New Chum and Ebenezer/Willowbank/Jeebropilly Regulation Areas to ensure these regionally significant economic areas are appropriately regulated to protect existing, approved or planned sensitive land uses from adverse impacts associated with waste activities.

The TLPI takes effect on and from 11 December 2023 and suspends and otherwise affects the operation of the provisions contained in the Ipswich Planning Scheme 2006 to the extent of matters regulated in the TLPI.

Further information is available by contacting Council’s Planning and Regulatory Services Department on (07) 3810 6888 or emailing plandev@ipswich.qld.gov.au.

Number 179: 27 November 2023

Reminder assessment process for Rate 3 Streetlighting Applications within the Ripley PDA

Council, as the MEDQ delegate, would like to remind the development industry that effective 11 February 2022, rather than being assessed through an Operational Works Application or solely through the Pre-Construction Certification Process, Rate 3 Streetlighting for a development site within the Ripley PDA must be lodged and assessed through the Compliance Assessment process. Please refer to Schedule 1 of the 'Ripley Valley Urban Development Area — Development Scheme' which states that Rate 3 Streetlighting is considered Exempt Development from an Operational Works Application perspective when the works are consistent with an approved plan of development.

Please note that the application lodgment, construction and post construct stages of the delivery of Rate 3 Streetlighting must follow the processes outlined in the relevant development approval Compliance Assessment Condition and the Certification Procedures Manual (CPM), which includes, among other things, the completion of relevant application forms, certification deed polls, certification forms and other documentation that is required under the State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Economic Development Queensland framework. The CPM, deed polls and other forms that are required as part of the compliance assessment and that are listed in the CPM can be downloaded below.

EDQ Certification Process

MEDQ Compliance Assessment Form

Ipswich City Council Engineering Certification Form

Non-complex single staged residential subdivisions, a combined compliance assessment and pre-construction application submission can be made to council.

Council will be unable to accept any new applications that are located within the Ripley PDA that are accompanied by a DA Form 1 which is subject to the requirements of the Planning Act 2016. Outside the Ripley PDA and within the balance of the Ipswich City Council area, Operational Works Applications for Rate 3 Streetlighting can still be made and will be accepted. Current Operational Works Applications within the PDA that have been lodged with council will continue to be processed as per normal.

Please contact council’s Engineering Health and Environment Branch on 3810 6666 if there are any questions relating to this.

Number 178: 2 November 2023

Quarterly Activity Report

This is the latest Quarterly Activity Report which snapshots Development Applications Lodged and Determined, together with information on a variety of Regulatory functions which have occurred in the Ipswich City Council area.

The full snapshot can be viewed here.

Number 177: 8 September 2023

Planning and Regulatory Services Recruitment Update

The Planning and Regulatory Services Department are currently recruiting several positions including the Manager, City Design Role and the Manager, Development Planning Roles.  These vacancies have been created owing the appointment of Brett Davey to the role of General Manager, Planning and Regulatory Services which has resulted in the vacancy and an adjustment of existing positions.

In addition, recruitment has commenced for a number of dedicated positions to focus on development activity in the Ripley PDA.  These positions include one Principal Planner (Ripley PDA) and two Principal Engineers (Ripley PDA) which will form the backbone of a new dedicated Ripley Team.  We anticipate that this team will be able to focus some much-needed attention on the PDA which will in turn benefit the rest of our planning and engineering staff by freeing them up to focus on the balance of the city.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please check out our careers webpage.

Number 176: 31 July 2023

Planning and Regulatory Services Update – General Manager

After an impressive 40 years of working in local government, Peter Tabulo retired on 1 July 2023. Peter was the General Manager (GM) of the Planning and Regulatory Services (PRS) Department at Ipswich City Council for three and a half years, closing off a long career in local government. We celebrated this achievement with Peter and wish him all the luck and happiness with his retirement!

Whilst we say goodbye to Peter, we also say a very big welcome to our new GM for PRS. After a comprehensive open merit recruitment and selection process, Brett Davey was successful in this process and appointed to the GM role, commencing on the 2 July 2023. As a familiar face, Brett has over 20+ years’ worth of planning experience and has taken on many roles during that time. Over the last five years, he has been the Development Planning Manager, Waste & Circular Economy Transformation Manager and more recently stepped into the role of Manager, City Design managing the implementation of the new LGIP and Ipswich Plan 2024.

Number 175: 25 July 2023

Annual Activity Report Card

This is the latest Annual Activity Report which snapshots Development Applications Lodged and Determined, together with information on a variety of Regulatory functions which have occurred in the Ipswich City Council area during the 2021-2022 financial year.

The report can be viewed here.

Number 174: 25 July 2023

Quarterly Activity Report

This is the latest Quarterly Activity Report which snapshots Development Applications Lodged and Determined, together with information on a variety of Regulatory functions which have occurred in the Ipswich City Council area.

The full snapshot can be viewed here.

Number 173: 5 July 2023

Don't forget to have your say

We are now in our last weeks of the community consultation on the draft Ipswich Plan 2024.  You can still share your thoughts on how the new planning scheme relates to your property, suburb and city until 16 July 2023.

Visit the project page to:

  • view the draft Ipswich Plan 2024
  • do a property search and download a property report
  • make a submission

The Ipswich Plan 2024 once adopted will shape planning and development for decades to come. Now is the perfect opportunity to provide your feedback on the draft new planning scheme.

Visit the webpage to find out more and make your submission.

Number 172: 3 July 2023

Adoption of the Ipswich Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No.1) 2023

Ipswich City Council has adopted the Ipswich Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No.1) 2023, effective on and from 3 July 2023.

The purpose of the Ipswich Adopted Charges Resolution (No.1) 2023 is to:

  • replace the Ipswich Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No.1) 2022, including indexation to March 2023;
  • state the adopted charges for providing the local government trunk infrastructure networks; and
  • state the levied charges to be levied by the local government for development for the demand placed on the local government trunk infrastructure networks.

Minor administrative amendments have also been undertaken, including:

  • removal of references to redundant forms and fees;
  • improving the clarity of the reference to schedule 5, including amendment of the definition for deemed demand area;
  • providing clarity that Council may request additional evidence for determining a demand credit for an existing lawful use or previous lawful use;
  • removing reference to the 12-month period before applying the automatic increase to enable the application of indexation of charges consistent with the Act; and
  • including reference to the Minister’s Guideline and Rules for setting the parameters for determining current market value.

The Ipswich Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No.1) 2023, as well as previous versions, are available on Council’s website at Ipswichplanning.com.au/planning-documents/planning-scheme.

For further information, please contact Ipswich City Council’s Planning and Regulatory Services Department, City Design Branch on (07) 3810 6251.

Number 171: 3 July 2023

Register of Fees and Charges

Council has adopted a new fee structure for the new financial year commencing from 1 July 2023, which includes changes to the fees applicable for development; operational works; building and plumbing applications and health and regulatory services fees.

This document can be located here.

Number 170: 12 June 2023

New Local Government Infrastructure Plan, LGIP 2024 - Public consultation period open

Community can now have their say on the draft LGIP 2024.

To view the draft LGIP 2024 and supporting material, or to obtain more information, fact sheets and to have your say by making a submission, go to Shapeyouripswich.com.au.

If you have any questions about the draft LGIP 2024 you can contact Council on (07) 3810 6666 or email planningscheme@ipswich.qld.gov.au or visit Council’s Concierge Reception Area at 1 Nicholas Street, Ipswich.

Consultation will close on Tuesday 25 July 2023.

Have your say and be part of the conversation about future infrastructure to support our growing and changing city!

Number 169: 15 May 2023

New Planning Scheme, Ipswich Plan 2024 - Public consultation period open

Community can now have their say on the draft Ipswich Plan 2024.

For more information, fact sheets and to have your say by making a submission, go to Shapeyouripswich.com.au

You can also view the draft Ipswich Plan 2024 and download a property report for your property.  The property report provides information on how the draft planning scheme affects your property.

If you have any questions about the draft Ipswich Plan 2024, information sessions and opportunities to talk to a planner are available during the consultation period.  A list of sessions are also available on Shapeyouripswich.com.au

Consultation will close on Sunday 16 July 2023.

Have your say and be part of the conversation about the future of our city!

Number 168: 10 May 2023

Historical flood mapping now available for Ipswich residents

The extent of the February 2022 flood is now available to be viewed on Ipswich City Council’s website in a newly-updated historical flood mapping tool.

Flood information previously available to the public has for years been limited to historical property scale flood mapping reports – showing the 1974 and 2011 estimated flood extents and indicative levels – and the 2006 Planning Scheme flood overlay.

The new historical flood mapping tool is available here:  https://maps.ipswich.qld.gov.au/weave/HistoricalFloodMap.html or by selecting Search Flood Maps on the red ribbon on Ipswich Planning.

For more information, please view the official council media release.

Number 167: 2 May 2023

Quarterly Activity Report

This is the latest Quarterly Activity Report which snapshots Development Applications Lodged and Determined, together with information on a variety of Regulatory functions which have occurred in the Ipswich City Council area.

The full snapshot can be viewed here.