The enormously residential developments of Springfield, Springfield Lakes, Brookwater and Collingwood Park are spearheading this growth. Springfield will eventually have a population bigger than Rockhampton. The number of new lots developed has doubled each year for the past four years and there are plenty more come; with early planning already underway for the proposed Ripley Town Centre and residential development, which will have an ultimate population of 100,000.
The city has 500+ parks and nature reserves, with the number one park for visitors being Queens Park. The Nature Centre and Nerima Gardens are situated within its fold, making this a wonderful green oasis in the middle of the city.
Ipswich also contains one of the most diverse ranges of natural vegetation types in south-east Queensland. This includes rainforest, dry vine forest, soft wood forest, open forests, woodlands, wetlands and grasslands that support an equally diverse range of wildlife.
Education is another area where Ipswich excels. Queensland’s first Grammar School was established there in 1863 and so began a tradition that this city has continued to develop. The UQ Ipswich Campus and USQ Springfield Campus (due to open in 2006) give residents an enormous range of educational options.
By 2021 the city’s population is expected to grow to 240,000.
Ipswich is a city in South East Queensland approx 40 Kilometres South West of the state capital Brisbane.
Infamous for its main road in and out the Ipswich motorway.
Ipswich is home to approx 140,000 people.
Home to RAAF Amberley and Swanbank power station.
A bypass is to be built between Dinmore and Gailes, it will take out the horror stretch through Goodna.
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