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Ipswich is centrally located in the booming south east Queensland region of Australia. To the east is the capital city Brisbane, and to the west are the rural and agricultural areas of the Brisbane, Lockyer and Fassifern Valleys.

The city is ideally positioned on the national road network - 40 minutes drive from Brisbane, an hours drive from the Gold Coast and 60 minutes drive from domestic and international air and sea ports.

Ipswich comprises an area of 1090 square kms and has a population of 180,000 people. Ipswich enjoys a subtropical climate and is a safe, friendly and multicultural city. Residents come from 115 different ethnic backgrounds, speaking 84 languages.

As Queensland's oldest provincial city, Ipswich has a rich history. It is renowned for its architectural, natural and cultural heritage. Ipswich proudly preserves and still operates from many of its historical buildings and homes, with more than 6000 heritage-listed sites. Ipswich also has a range of charming townships within the western rural areas of the city, each with its own legitimate claims of historical significance.

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Ipswich is an exciting place to live, work, invest and visit with education playing an important role in the local economy with two universities and a wide choice of private and state government schools. Ipswich offers all the modern facilities and attractions of a progressive city. Attractions include the Ipswich Art Gallery, the Workshops Rail Museum, steam trains, more than 500 parks, wineries, cafes, restaurants, cinemas and shopping centres.

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Orion Lagoon is part of the spectacular Robelle Domain parklands in the heart of Springfield Central. The Lagoon features a 600mm deep sculpture pool, beach entry and depth up to 1.5m with depth markers, a 50m swimming area which could be utilised for lap swimming and has access for people with disabilities.

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Powered by the energy that, 'old cities make the best new cities', the "Ipswich City Council Regional Centre Strategy" has been created in partnership between the Ipswich City Council and the Queensland Government and is committed to creating a world class city centre.

A city centre ready for a digital future will cater for an ultimate population of 650 000 and will transform to a centre based on entertainment, recreation, residential and business. With stage one, Icon Tower already complete, Ipswich City Council is working toward a long term vision of rejuvenating the Ipswich CBD within a 10-15 year project time frame. What does this mean for Ipswich? The city is turning vision into reality.