Category Archives: Ipswich

New Ipswich Coles shows regulation banning supermarket liquor sales is pointless

The Queensland Government may as well remove the regulation banning supermarkets from selling liquor, as called for by Master Grocers Australia (see this AAP story) because with co-located bottle shops they are effectively already selling liquor. This was apparent when … Continue reading

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Ipswich to lead building industry recovery

There is more encouraging news for the building industry today, with a report that Queensland’s biggest housing development, at Ripley Valley 5km south-west of Ipswich CBD, has commenced, as reported in the Queensland Times: AFTER more than five years of … Continue reading

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Stop Not Till the Goal is Reached

The developer of Springfield, Maha Sinnathamby, thinks like a winner. No matter what difficulties life throws at him – the collapse of his first property empire or the near collapse of his second, Springfield – he faces each challenge with … Continue reading

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Decentralisation much harder than it sounds

The Newman Government faces a challenge in fulfilling its commitment to relocate public servants to regional centres such as Townsville, if the experience of Queensland Rail’s passenger business is instructive. The Queensland Times reports this morning (Cancelled: QRS move to … Continue reading

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Ipswich helps Brisbane to top economic growth ranking

The Brisbane Times this morning reported on an interesting new report from Jones Lang LaSalle which places Brisbane as the top major city for projected economic growth. Here’s the chart showing Brisbane’s dominance: Of course, this must refer to the … Continue reading

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NBN must have a big carbon footprint

A report on the National Broadband Network (NBN) trial in Ipswich’s eastern suburbs (NBN revolution dawns) suggests the rollout of the NBN will be more difficult than expected. And it appears the network demands a lot of electricity, which means … Continue reading

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Why has Ipswich Council become a property developer?

Ipswich ratepayers should ask their Council some hard questions about Council’s involvement in a joint venture to re-develop the Ipswich CBD through the Council-owned Ipswich City Properties (Ipswich’s retail revolution): Mayor Paul Pisasale said the shopping centre precinct, like the … Continue reading

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