Welcome to Ipswich’s newest residents who have moved to RAAF Base Amberley and now call our city home.
Ipswich is the perfect place to live and the men and women who serve at Amberley are part of our city’s thriving community. I encourage all our new arrivals to get to know their new home city and enjoy all the fantastic facilities Ipswich has to offer.
We are proud to have a great relationship with our RAAF neighbours who do tremendous work for our country. Our city and its citizens have embraced our defence personnel and we hope you will embrace Ipswich as your own. Ipswich is a great location for defence personnel and their families with so much to see and do.
We are rightly famous for many things, from our rich heritage to an extraordinary history of railway and mining, and more recently our thriving arts scene and world-class recreation parks. Our fabulous parks and recreation areas have first rate attractions such as the zero-depth water play area at River Heart Parklands and the free Ipswich Nature Centre at Queens Park.
Our vibrant cultural heart means fine food and entertainment is never far away with a trip to Top of Town well worth a visit. The Ipswich Art Gallery is the most popular regional gallery in Queensland with exciting exhibitions featured throughout the year, including hands on activities at the Children’s Gallery.
The Ipswich Civic Centre and Studio 188 are also great choices for entertainment with a variety of local, national and international shows throughout the year, as well as regular band nights, poetry evenings, jazz sessions and stand-up comedy. 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 once again to the City of Ipswich. We think it’s the perfect place to live and hope you soon discover why.
Mayor Paul Pisasale
City of Ipswich