Focus on the next generation

Keeping the best and brightest of Ipswich’s young workforce in the region will be a focus for the city’s new representative to the Regional Development Australia Ipswich and West Moreton Committee (RDAIWM). Economic and Industry Development Committee Chairperson Councillor Nicole Jonic was recently appointed to the committee by RDAIWM Chair Read more…

Calling all creatives!

The Creators of Ipswich Summit is back for 2022, providing an opportunity for Ipswich creatives to come together, be inspired, expand networks and upskill. Community, Culture, Arts and Sport Committee Chairperson Councillor Andrew Fechner said following the success of the 2020 summit, council is pleased to continue to play a Read more…

Get set for SPARK!

Unmissable multistorey light-based art installations, a unique hands-on kids festival, live music takeovers of CBD venues, a spectacular multicultural event and so much more will ignite the city as SPARK Ipswich returns for eleven days of arts, music and culture – 7 to 17 July. Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding said Read more…

High octane fun!

An adrenaline-packed program of high-octane events will deliver entertainment for the whole family during the Festival of Horsepower in Ipswich. Held in June, the annual festival combines heart-pumping local favourites and a number of signature horseracing and motorsport championships events. Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding said the Festival of Horsepower was Read more…

Be brave, make a change

A range of milestones reached through the Indigenous Accord have reaffirmed Ipswich’s commitment to reconciliation as the community celebrates 2022 National Reconciliation Week. This year’s theme, for the annual week from 27 May to 3 June, is Be Brave. Make Change. Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding said this year’s theme challenges all Read more…

Happy birthday Lola and Moose

The Ipswich Nature Centre’s pure alpine dingoes Lola and Moose are turning four-years-old on 28 May. Environment and Sustainability Committee Chairperson Councillor Russell Milligan said the Ipswich Nature Centre is an established visitor favourite with more than 200 animals including apex predators Lola and Moose, who will celebrate their birthdays Read more…

Ipswich artists shine bright

Ipswich’s artists have produced a diverse and high showing of all forms of visual art at the 23rd annual Ipswich Art Awards. After reviewing more than 350 artworks on opening night, a panel of esteemed judges announced Springfield artist Kaitlyn Turner’s acrylic and oil painting titled déjà vu as Best in Show. Community, Read more…

Celebrate Reconciliation Week 2022

An exclusive opportunity to experience traditional Kupmurri cooking and other cultural practices will feature in a free Community Open Day on Friday 27 May. Environment and Sustainability Committee Chairperson Councillor Russell Milligan said the event, in celebration of Reconciliation Week 2022, was an opportunity for the whole community to experience recent Read more…

Help for small businesses

Having a plan can make all the difference for a small business when faced with a disruption or event. Economic and Industry Development Committee Chairperson Councillor Nicole Jonic said free business continuity workshops hosted by council would be held in Rosewood, Springfield and Ipswich Central for Small Business Month in Read more…