A ton of jobs on the menu as McDonald’s opens

Originally published on The Queensland Times GOOD news comes for job hunters as well as those just looking for fast food, with a new McDonald’s restaurant opening for business. The fast food giant on Thursday opened at Eden’s Crossing on the corner of Mount Juillerat Dr and Sunbird Dr, Redbank Plains. Promising to fill 100…

Where new schools are being planned in Ipswich

Originally published on The Queensland Times IPSWICH schools will benefit from $42 million worth of funding as part of Labor’s huge $1 billion pledge for school infrastructure if Annastacia Palaszczuk’s government is returned. The biggest spend in the city will be $27 million for new classrooms at Bellbird Park State Secondary College and $9.3 million…

Which parts of Ipswich have grown the most over past year

Originally published on The Queensland Times IT has been a year of huge change for Ipswich. The city voted in a new council after a 19-month administration period amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Ipswich’s first female mayor Teresa Harding has set about leading the city into a new era. The Ipswich local government area is the fastest growing region in…

Significant step forward for Ipswich-Springfield public transport corridor

Originally published: Ipswich First Ipswich City Council has announced a step forward on a major project for the region, with the recommendation to make a submission to Infrastructure Australia in support of a 25km public transport corridor between the Ipswich CBD and Springfield Central. The area is a preserved 25km public transport corridor that connects…

$80m solar farm approved for Ipswich

Originally published: Ipswich First Ipswich City Council has given the green light for a commercial scale solar farm to be built in Karrabin, on a vacant site that adjoins the Bremer River and Campbell’s Gully. Fifty hectares of land will be turned into an $80 million solar farm, following council’s approval of EIWA Karrabin Solar’s…

Jobs set to flow into Ipswich as Defence swells

Originally published: Ipswich First Ipswich is set to be a major player in the division of $270 billion in defence capability and infrastructure spending over the next decade. Of the record $270 billion in defence spending announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, there will be a $3 billion investment over the coming decade into the…

Jobs a priority as economic stimulus arrives in Ipswich

Originally published: City of Ipswich in June 2020 New playground works at the Redbank Plains Recreation Reserve are being considered for funding through the Queensland Government’s $200 million Unite and Recover COVID Works for Queensland program. Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding met with Minister for Local Government Stirling Hinchliffe at Redbank Plains on Wednesday to discuss how…

Nicholas St update: Concreting for level 7 of new admin building completed

Originally published: Ipswich First Concreting of the floor on level seven of the new council administration building was completed last week as the Nicholas St redevelopment continues. Formwork for the first concrete pour on level eight is also underway. The focus for crews this week has been on installing precast concrete columns between level eight…

Council and West Moreton Health join forces on COVID-19 front lines

Originally Published on Ipswich First in April 2020 Ipswich City Council staff have answered the call from the West Moreton Public Health Unit for assistance. The West Moreton Public Health Unit conducts contact tracing, which along with physical distancing, has been a powerful combination in flattening the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic here in Ipswich.…

Nicholas St update: External glass installed for new library

Originally Published on Ipswich First in April 2020 The installation of external glass for the new Ipswich Library in the Nicholas St precinct is all but complete. Crews on the Nicholas St redevelopment continue to make good progress with about 160 workers across the site. In the past week, as well as installing the external…