New Ipswich Planning Scheme is a roadmap to the future of development in Ipswich

22/07/2013 10:31 pm

Last month Ipswich City Council adopted a new Planning Scheme for the city. The first new Ipswich Planning Scheme in close to a decade will shape the future development of the city.

Planning and Development Committee Chairperson Councillor Paul Tully said this ambitious project will be the first major review of the planning scheme since 2004.

"Ipswich is a rapidly growing city and that brings benefits and challenges to framing local planning," Cr Tully said.

"To date these challenges have been met through regular review and amendments to the existing planning scheme.

"With a population of 180,000 now calling Ipswich home it's time to think about the future and the sort of development that will support the fantastic lifestyle we all enjoy.

"The Ipswich Planning Scheme provides a clear vision about the type of development that council and the community want for Ipswich.

"It is our roadmap for the future.

"This plan will continue council's sustainable approach to planning and development.

"Ipswich has grown since 2004 so this review will deliver a scheme that supports the strong residential and commercial development of areas such as Ipswich's eastern suburbs particularly from Goodna to Springfield and into Redbank Plains and the emerging Ripley Valley.

"That's why the community will be invited to have their say through a formal consultation process during the development of the new Ipswich Planning Scheme."