Ipswich is centrally located in the 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 Brisbane and the Lockyer Valley. With a rich history and a vibrant cultural scene, Ipswich 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 offers all the modern facilities and attractions of a progressive city, with attractions and highlights including over 500 parks, numerous eateries and cafes to go along with modernised restaurants and shopping centres.
In coming years, Ipswich is expected to be overhauled with a drastic CBD Master Plan redefining the area. The mixed used precinct is expected to revitalise the area and offer modern living quarters with new office and retail space. The planned development will be the main driver of growth for the Ipswich region with employment numbers to grow by 13,000 new jobs to reach a total employment capacity of 35,105 by 2036. With the added employment opportunities, population growth is also expected to surge. Projections indicate an increase of 24,294 new residents between 2018 and 2036, giving Ipswich a total capacity of 62,644 residents in 2036.