Welcome from Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale


On behalf of all residents I extend a warm welcome to new arrivals at RAAF Base Amberley. The city of Ipswich is forging ahead with the current population of 190,000 expected to increase to 435,000 by 2031.

Ipswich has much to offer new families and is rightly famous for many things, from a rich heritage to an extraordinary history of railway and mining, but none as important as our well known relationship with RAAF Base Amberley.

The men and women who serve at RAAF Amberley are a part of Ipswich’s thriving community.  We thank all defence personnel for their service and sacrifice. We encourage new arrivals to get to know their new home city and enjaoy all the fantastic facilities Ipswich has to offer.

Ipswich is a great location for families with so much to see and do. Our fabulous parks and recreation areas have first rate attractions such as the zero-depth water play area at River Heart Parklands, the free Ipswich Nature Centre in Queens Park and the world-class Orion Lagoon at Springfield Central.

Our vibrant cultural heart means fine food and entertainment is never far away. Ipswich Art Gallery is one of the most visited regional galleries in Australia with exciting exhibitions featured throughout the year, including hands on activities at the Children’s Gallery.

Ipswich Civic Centre is also a great choice for entertainment with a variety of local, national and international shows throughout the year.  Council’s website www.ipswich.qld.gov.au and Discover Ipswich www.discoveripswich.com.au
are great places to learn more about what’s on around the region.

Welcome to the Ipswich family and we look forward to enjoying your company soon and hope you will embrace the city
as your own.

Mayor Paul Pisasale


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