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Coordinates: 27°36′40.37″S 152°45′41.95″E / 27.6112139°S 152.7616528°E / -27.6112139; 152.7616528

City of Ipswich Queensland

Location within South East Queensland

City of Ipswich
Ipswich
Coat of Arms

Population 200,000 (2017) (26th)

 • Density 170/km2 (430/sq mi)

Established 1860

Area 1,203.7 km2 (464.8 sq mi)

Mayor Andrew Antoniolli

Council seat Ipswich

Region South East Queensland

State electorate(s)

Ipswich
Ipswich
West Ipswich Bundamba

Federal Division(s)

Oxley Blair

Website City of Ipswich

LGAs around City of Ipswich:

Somerset Somerset City of Brisbane

Lockyer Valley City of Ipswich City of Logan

Southern Downs Scenic Rim City of Logan

The City of Ipswich
Ipswich
is a local government area in Queensland, Australia, located in the southwest of the Brisbane
Brisbane
metropolitan area, including the urban area surrounding the suburb of Ipswich
Ipswich
and surrounding rural areas. Ipswich's population is estimated to grow from the current number of 200,000 people to around 435,000 by 2031.[1]

Contents

1 Geography 2 History

2.1 The Greater Ipswich
Ipswich
Scheme of 1916 2.2 Greater Ipswich
Ipswich
Scheme of 1949 2.3 Further enlargement 2.4 Loss of rural areas

3 Divisions 4 Mayors 5 Suburbs 6 Services 7 Sister cities 8 References 9 External links

Geography[edit] The City of Ipswich
Ipswich
is centrally located in the South East Queensland region of Australia. Ipswich
Ipswich
governs the outer western portion of the Brisbane
Brisbane
Metropolitan Area, Queensland, Australia. It covers an area of 1,090 square kilometres (420.9 sq mi) along the coast about 40 kilometres (25 mi) southwest of Brisbane
Brisbane
CBD. To the east is the City of Brisbane
City of Brisbane
local government area, and to the west are the rural and agricultural areas of the Brisbane, Lockyer and Fassifern Valleys. History[edit]

Ipswich
Ipswich
Post Office, c. 1890

Ipswich
Ipswich
in flood, 1893

Ipswich
Ipswich
is the second-oldest local government area in Queensland, after Brisbane. On 16 November 1859, after the enactment of the Municipalities Act of 1858 in New South Wales,[2] a petition containing 91 signatures was received by the Governor of New South Wales seeking to have Ipswich, which at the time had 3,000 people, granted municipal town status. The petition was gazetted the following day, and no counter-petition was received.[3][4][5] On 29 November, the letters patent authorised by Queen Victoria which were to make Queensland
Queensland
a separate colony were published in New South Wales, and the petition was forwarded to the new Queensland
Queensland
governor, Sir George Ferguson Bowen. On 10 December 1859, the same day that the letters patent were published in Queensland, the petition was regazetted. On 3 March 1860 the Borough of Ipswich
Ipswich
was proclaimed, and its first elections were held on 19 April 1860, where John Murphy became its first Mayor. The Municipality's corporate logo was designed by Reverend Lacey H. Rumsey, the rector of St Paul's Church in Ipswich in 1861.[3][4][5] Ipswich
Ipswich
applied on 22 November 1904 to become a City, the status being conferred by the Government of Queensland
Queensland
on 1 December 1904 and its first mayor was Hugh Reilly.[5] On its declaration, the City of Ipswich
Ipswich
covered only the central area of Ipswich
Ipswich
itself – even what are today considered inner suburbs were parts of different entities. Beginning in 1994 Ipswich
Ipswich
adopted an innovative, community-based, information technology project which aimed to make the city a technology hub at the forefront of the growing move towards the information superhighway.[6] The most prominent feature of the initiative, which was called Global Info-Links, was the development of a new library with free public internet access and the development of a wide area network to which people could subscribe.

Council plaque at the Central Congregational Church Manse, 2015

In October 2000, the council began erecting cast brass plaques at significance heritage sites.[7] The Greater Ipswich
Ipswich
Scheme of 1916[edit] On 13 October 1916, a rationalisation of the local government areas in and around Ipswich
Ipswich
was implemented. It involved the abolition of five shires:[8][9]

Brassall Bundanba Lowood Purga Walloon

resulting in:

an enlarged City of Ipswich
Ipswich
by including part of the Shire of Brassall and part of the Shire of Bundanba[10] a new Shire of Ipswich
Ipswich
by amalgamating part of the Shire of Brassall, part of the Shire of Bundanba, part of the Shire of Walloon and all of the Shire of Purga[11] an enlarged Shire of Rosewood by including part of the Shire of Walloon an enlarged Shire of Esk
Shire of Esk
by including all of the Shire of Lowood[12]

Greater Ipswich
Ipswich
Scheme of 1949[edit] On 29 January 1949, a new Local Government Act was enacted to further amalgamate local government in the Ipswich
Ipswich
area, abolishing the Shires of Normanby and Rosewood. The City of Ipswich
Ipswich
was enlarged (from 12¼ square miles to 30 square miles) to include the more urban parts of the Shire of Moreton (formerly known as the Shire of Ipswich). The Shire of Moreton was then enlarged by the inclusion of the northern part of the Shire of Normanby and all the Shire of Rosewood. The southern part of the Shire of Normanby was transferred to an enlarged Shire of Boonah.[13][14][15] Further enlargement[edit] The Shire of Moreton amalgamated with Ipswich
Ipswich
on 11 March 1995.[16] Loss of rural areas[edit] In March 2000, Ipswich
Ipswich
ceded some rural territory in Mount Walker, Mutdapilly, Rosevale and Warrill View to the neighbouring Shire of Boonah. Following the major reforms of local government in Queensland, on 15 March 2008, Ipswich
Ipswich
lost the largely rural areas of Harrisville and Peak Crossing in its southeast to the new Scenic Rim Region. On 31 October 2012, a groundbreaking ceremony for the Ecco Ripley housing development project was conducted by then Ipswich
Ipswich
mayor Paul Pisasale and Sekisui House.[17] Divisions[edit] The local government has 10 Councillors each representing one division (or ward). Each Councillor serves a four-year term. The Mayor is directly elected by the people every 4 years. Elected mayor of 2016, Paul Pisasale,[18] resigned on 6 June 2017 citing health concerns (specifically multiple sclerosis).[19][19][20] Division 7 Councillor Andrew Antoniolli and Deputy Mayor Paul Tully both contested the 2017 Ipswich
Ipswich
Mayoral By-Election, held on 19 August 2017. Councillor Antoniolli was elected Mayor with 34.57% of the primary vote and 54.44% after preferences, with Paul Tully winning 30.83% of the primary vote and 45.56% after preferences.[21] After Andrew Antoniolli's election as Mayor, a By-Election for the vacant Division 7 was held on 7 October 2017. David Martin was elected with 23.65% of the vote.[22] From 2017, the divisional Councillors are:[23][24]

Councillor Declared political membership Term Constituency

Mayor Andrew Antoniolli ALP 2017–present Mayor

Cr. David Morrison Independent 2000–present Division 1

Cr. Paul Tully ALP 1979–present Division 2

Cr. Kerry Silver ALP 2016–present Division 3

Cr. Kylie Stoneman ALP 2016–present Division 4

Cr. Wayne Wendt ALP 2016–present Division 5

Cr. Cheryl Bromage ALP 2004–present Division 6

Cr. David Martin Independent 2017–present Division 7

Cr. Charlie Pisasale Independent 1995–present Division 8

Cr. Sheila Ireland Independent 2004–present Division 9

Cr. David Pahlke Independent 1995–present Division 10

Mayors[edit] Main article: List of Mayors of City of Ipswich Suburbs[edit] The City of Ipswich
Ipswich
includes the following settlements:

Cameron Park at Booval, 2015

Urban:

Augustine Heights Barellan Point Basin Pocket Bellbird Park Blacksoil Blackstone Booval Brassall Brookwater Bundamba Carole Park Camira Churchill Chuwar Coalfalls Collingwood Park Dinmore East Ipswich Eastern Heights Ebenezer Ebbw Vale Flinders View Gailes Goodna Haigslea Ipswich Karalee

The Brisbane
Brisbane
River at Riverview, 2013

Karrabin Leichhardt Moores Pocket Muirlea New Chum Newtown North Booval North Ipswich North Tivoli One Mile Raceview Redbank Redbank Plains Ripley Riverview Rosewood Sadliers Crossing Silkstone Springfield Springfield Central Springfield Lakes Swanbank Tivoli West Ipswich Woodend Wulkuraka Yamanto

Picnic facilities at Goolman, 2015

Rural:

Amberley Ashwell Calvert Deebing Heights Ebenezer Goolman Grandchester Haigslea Ironbark Jeebropilly Lanefield Limestone Ridges1 Marburg Mount Forbes1

Churchbank Weir at Peak Crossing, 2015

Mount Marrow Mutdapilly1 Peak Crossing1 Pine Mountain Purga Rosewood South Ripley Spring Mountain Tallegalla Thagoona The Bluff Walloon White Rock2 Willowbank Woolshed

1 - split with Scenic Rim Region 2 - not to be confused with White Rock in Cairns Region Services[edit] Ipswich
Ipswich
City Council operates three public libraries at Ipswich Central, Redbank, and Redbank Plains.[25] It also operates a mobile library service to Booval, Brassall, Camira, Flinders View (Winston Glades) Goodna, Grandchester, Karalee, Marburg, Rosewood, South Ripley, Springfield Central, Walloon, and Willowbank.[26] Sister cities[edit]

Nerima City, Japan
Japan
(from 1994)[27]

Hyderabad, India
India
(from 2010)[28]

References[edit]

^ Council, Ipswich
Ipswich
City. " Ipswich
Ipswich
Population Modeller identifies 200,000th resident". www.ipswich.qld.gov.au. Retrieved 2017-02-11.  ^ 22 Vic No. 13 (Imp), assented 27 October 1858 ^ a b Larcombe, F.A. (Frederick) (1973). The Origin of Local Government in New South Wales
New South Wales
1831–58. Sydney University Press. pp. 273–274. ISBN 0-424-06610-6.  ^ a b National Archives of Australia
National Archives of Australia
(2005). "Letters Patent erecting Colony of Queensland
Queensland
6 June 1859 (UK)". Archived from the original on 22 July 2008. Retrieved 14 March 2008.  ^ a b c Ipswich
Ipswich
City Council (17 October 2007). "Council History". Retrieved 14 March 2008.  ^ Mal, Bryce (2010). Australia's First Online Community Ipswich Queensland. Xlibris Corporation. p. 75. ISBN 9781456813314. Retrieved 9 January 2014.  ^ "Heritage Trails and Historical Markers". Ipswich
Ipswich
City Council. Retrieved 26 October 2015.  ^ "Greater Ipswich
Ipswich
Scheme". The Brisbane
Brisbane
Courier. National Library of Australia. 14 October 1916. p. 4. Retrieved 12 September 2013.  ^ "Local Authorities Act 1902 – Order in Council". Queensland Government Gazette. 13 October 1916. p. 1916:1093.  ^ "Agency ID992, Ipswich
Ipswich
City Council". Queensland
Queensland
State Archives. Retrieved 12 September 2013.  ^ "Agency ID995, Ipswich
Ipswich
Shire Council". Queensland
Queensland
State Archives. Retrieved 12 September 2013.  ^ "Agency ID11326, Lowood Shire Council". Queensland
Queensland
State Archives. Retrieved 12 September 2013.  ^ "Local Government Acts 1936–1948 – Order in Council". Queensland Government Gazette. 29 January 1949. p. 1949:343.  ^ "GREATER IPSWICH AREA BY MAY". Queensland
Queensland
Times (DAILY ed.). Ipswich, Queensland: National Library of Australia. 28 January 1949. p. 1. Retrieved 13 September 2013.  ^ "BIGGER SHIRES OPERATE SOON". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane: National Library of Australia. 15 January 1949. p. 4. Retrieved 13 September 2013.  ^ "Local Government Act 1993 – Order in Council". Queensland Government Gazette. 11 March 1995. p. 1995:1381.  ^ Geoff Egan (1 November 2012). "Massive housing project launches". Queensland
Queensland
Times. Retrieved 17 July 2013.  ^ "2016 Ipswich
Ipswich
City Council - Mayoral Election - Election Summary". Electoral Commission of Queensland. 19 April 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2016.  ^ a b "Pisasale steps down as Ipswich
Ipswich
Mayor in hospital gown amid CCC investigation". ABC News. 2017-06-06. Retrieved 2017-06-06.  ^ "Subscribe to The Courier-Mail". www.couriermail.com.au. Retrieved 2017-06-06.  ^ "Results - 2017 Ipswich
Ipswich
Mayoral By-Election". Electoral Commission of Queensland.  ^ "Results - Division 7 By-Election". Electoral Commission of Queensland. Retrieved 14 March 2018.  ^ "2016 Ipswich
Ipswich
City Council - Councillor Election - Election Summary". Electoral Commission of Queensland. 19 April 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2016.  ^ " Ipswich
Ipswich
City Council - Mayor and Councillors". City of Ipswich. Retrieved 14 March 2018.  ^ " Ipswich
Ipswich
Libraries: Hours/Locations". Ipswich
Ipswich
City Council. Archived from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.  ^ " Ipswich
Ipswich
Libraries: Mobile library
Mobile library
schedule of stops - January to June 2018" (PDF). Ipswich
Ipswich
City Council. Archived (PDF) from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.  ^ "Sister Cities : Ipswich
Ipswich
City Council". www.ipswich.qld.gov.au. Retrieved 2015-06-11.  ^ "Brisbane, Ipswich
Ipswich
to become sister cities with Hyderabad, India". Retrieved 2017-03-06. 

External links[edit]

Ipswich
Ipswich
City Council – Official site

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Suburbs in the City of Ipswich, South East Queensland

Amberley Ashwell Augustine Heights Barellan Point Basin Pocket Bellbird Park Blacksoil Blackstone Booval Brassall Brookwater Bundamba Calvert Camira Carole Park Churchill Chuwar Coalfalls Collingwood Park Deebing Heights Dinmore East Ipswich Eastern Heights Ebenezer Ebbw Vale Flinders View Gailes Goodna Goolman Grandchester Haigslea Ipswich Ironbark Jeebropilly Karalee Karrabin Lanefield Leichhardt Limestone Ridges Lower Mount Walker Marburg Moores Pocket Mount Forbes Mount Marrow Mount Mort Mount Walker West Muirlea Mutdapilly New Chum Newtown North Booval North Ipswich North Tivoli One Mile Peak Crossing Pine Mountain Purga Raceview Redbank Redbank Plains Ripley Riverview Rosewood Sadliers Crossing Silkstone South Ripley Spring Mountain Springfield Springfield Central Springfield Lakes Swanbank Tallegalla Thagoona The Bluff Tivoli Walloon West Ipswich White Rock Willowbank Woodend Woolshed Wulkuraka Yamanto

Main Article: Local government areas of Queensland

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Local government areas in South East Queensland

Brisbane Gold Coast Ipswich Lockyer Valley Logan Moreton Bay Noosa Redland Scenic Rim Somerset Sunshine Coast

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Local government areas of Queensland

South East

Brisbane Gold Coast Ipswich Lockyer Valley Logan Moreton Bay Noosa Redland Scenic Rim Somerset Sunshine Coast

Wide Bay–Burnett

Bundaberg Cherbourg Fraser Coast Gympie North Burnett South Burnett

Darling Downs

Goondiwindi Southern Downs Toowoomba Western Downs

Central

Banana Central Highlands Gladstone Isaac Livingstone Rockhampton Whitsunday Woorabinda

North

Burdekin Charters Towers Hinchinbrook Mackay Mareeba Palm Island Townsville

Far North

Aurukun Cairns Cassowary Coast Cook Douglas Hope Vale Kowanyama Lockhart River Mapoon Napranum Northern Peninsula Area Pormpuraaw Tablelands Torres Torres Strait Island Weipa Wujal Wujal Yarrabah

North West

Burke Carpentaria Cloncurry Croydon Doomadgee Etheridge Flinders Mckinlay Mornington Mount Isa Richmond

Central West

Barcaldine Barcoo Blackall-Tambo Boulia Diamantina Longreach Winton

South West

Balonne Bulloo Maranoa Mu

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