Ipswich City Council

Council Of Mayors | South East Queensland


There are many great reasons to invest in Ipswich. Ipswich is a city with modern infrastructure, educational facilities, a diverse range of sectors and a number of residential developments planned to cater for a growing population.

The $19 billion Greater Springfield development, awarded World’s Best Master Planned Community 2010, is designed to grow to an ultimate population 85,000. This growth has been bolstered by the recent opening of the first stage of the $1.27 billion rail connection from Darra Springfield, due for completion in 2013.

The Ripley Valley Urban Development Area was declared on 8 October 2010 and covers a total area of 4,680 hectares, master-planned to be a model community for a projected population of 120,000 people in a functional network of neighbourhoods, centres and villages. Stage 1 developer, Sekisui House, is committed to building a totally sustainable and accessible community that respects and complements the natural environment.

Ipswich is the only Australian city to be listed with the World Technopolis Association providing access to international trading networks, and has Honorary Ambassador program which identifies overseas trading networks and export opportunities for local businesses.

Ipswich is open for business.