City of Ipswich

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City of Ipswich


The City of Ipswich is located in south-east Queensland. The City encompasses a total land area of about 1,100 square kilometres. The City of Ipswich is a rapidly growing residential area, with substantial rural, rural-residential, commercial and industrial areas. The main urban centre is Ipswich, with developing residential areas in the east, and numerous small townships including Grandchester, Marburg, Rosewood and Walloon. Rural land is used largely for agriculture.

Key employment sectors in the City of Ipswich include manufacturing, health care, retail trade, education and public administration and safety. The main industrial areas are located in the central and eastern areas; in the suburbs of Amberley, Bundamba, Camira, Carole Park, Churchill, Goodna, Ipswich, New Chum, North Ipswich, North Tivoli, Raceview, Redbank, Redbank Plains, Riverview, Swanbank, West Ipswich, Wulkuraka and Yamanto. These industrial areas are home to numerous industrial estates, railway workshops, military training areas and a power station. The main health care facility in the City is Ipswich Hospital, with smaller health facilities at St Andrew’s Ipswich Private Hospital and Mater Private Hospital Springfield, and numerous aged care facilities. The major retail areas are the Ipswich Central Business District, Ipswich City Square, Orion Springfield Central, Redbank Plaza and Riverlink Shopping Centre. Other significant retail centres are Booval Fair, Brassall Shopping Centre, Brookwater Village Shopping Centre, Camira Shopping Village, Collingwood Park Marketplace, Karalee Shopping Village, Kruger Village Shopping Centre, Pine Mountain Road Shopping Village, Raceview Park Shopping Centre, the Springfield Central Business District, Springfield Fair, Spring Lake Village, St Ives Shopping Centre, Top of Town, Town Square Redbank Plains, Walloon Shopping Village, Westway Shopping Centre, Willowbank Shopping Village, Winston Glades Shopping Centre and Yamanto Shopping Village, with bulky goods shopping at Home HQ in West Ipswich. Educational facilities are provided at TAFE Queensland South West (Bundamba and Springfield Campuses), University of Southern Queensland (Ipswich and Springfield Campuses) and numerous private and public schools. Much of the employment in public administration and safety is at the RAAF Base Amberley, the Greenbank Military Area and Borallon Training and Correctional Centre.

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NOTE: The land use shown in the map is derived from ABS Mesh Block categories. Mesh Blocks broadly identify land use and are not designed to provide definitive land use. It is purely an indicator of the main planned land use for a Mesh Blocks. For more information please refer to ABS Mesh Block categories.

Transportation Networks

  • Ipswich Motorway
  • Logan Motorway
  • Brisbane Valley Highway
  • Cunningham Highway
    Warrego Highway
  • Brisbane Road
  • Ipswich and Rosewood railway lines


  • Brisbane CBD 40km
  • Brisbane Airport 60km
  • Port of Brisbane 70km

Major Industrial Precincts

  • Amberley - RAAF Base Amberley
  • Bundamba - north of Brisbane Road
  • Camira - part of Greenbank Military Training Area
  • Carole Park
  • Churchill - west of Lobb Street
  • Goodna - around Lower Cross Street
  • Ipswich - south of the Cemetery
  • New Chum
  • North Ipswich - including Railway Workshops and around Lowry Street
  • North Tivoli - including Westlink Business Park
  • Raceview - around Briggs Road
  • Redbank - north of the railway line, including Queensland Rail Workshops
  • Redbank Plains - south of Eagle Street
  • Riverview - north of Warrego Highway
  • Swanbank - including Swanbank Enterprise Park and Swanbank Power Station
  • West Ipswich
  • Wulkuraka - including Wulkuraka Industrial Estate
  • Yamanto - around Saleyards Road

City of Ipswich

economic profile