Mayor & Councillors
Ipswich City Council
Division 9 - Councillor Sheila Ireland
Sheila was elected as Councillor for Division 9 in March 2004. Sheila is an enthusiastic community worker and a prominent businesswoman.
Her current division encompasses Raceview, Flinders View, Swanbank (parts of), Ripley, South Ripley, Redbank Plains South and Springfield Lakes.
Sheila has been a successful business person owning Pamela Brown's Cards and Gifts in the Ipswich Central for 15 years as well as several other retail businesses. Following the Local Government Elections 2012, Division 9 will lose some of Raceview and Flinders View and gain new residents from Springfield Lakes.
Sheila has been a member of The Zonta Club of West Moreton as well as an Honorary Member of Lions Club of Ipswich and she is currently Patron of Raceview State School Swimming Club Inc.
Sheila was born in Ipswich into the Walker family, five generations of which have lived in Ipswich, starting with Alexander Walker who began mining in Ipswich in the early 1800s. Sheila is married to Christopher and they have four adult children and several grandchildren. The new community office is up and running and Sheila and Donna welcomes the residents of Division 9 to call in.
Sheila was re-elected in March 2012 unopposed. The local government boundaries were re-aligned again for the 2012 election and Division 9 take in more of Springfield Lakes.
Sheila's comments following the election indicated that her approach to the division will be maintained for the next four years. "My intention is to continue to put our residents first, to listen to suggestions and get the very best value possible for our divisional dollars. The city is expanding and is a wonderful place to live, bring up children and enjoy the benefits that our Ipswich has to offer. Naturally, I believe of course that our Division 9 offers the opportunity for an excellent lifestyle an d our wonderful residents always offer a warm welcome to our many newcomers".