(07) 3810 6201
PO Box 191
45 Roderick Street
| Heather Gunn |
Personal Assistant to the Mayor / Office Manager
(07) 3810 6011
(07) 3810 6730
PO Box 191
Mayor Paul Pisasale is celebrating over 25 years in local government, being first elected to Council in March 1991 and appointed Deputy Mayor in April 2000. He has subsequently been elected four terms as Mayor of the City of Ipswich since 2004 and in the 2012 and 2016 Local Government elections, Paul averaged approximately 85% of the primary vote.
Paul’s dedication to and pride for the City of Ipswich, as well as his drive and enthusiasm, are very evident to all that come in contact with him. He is passionate about working at a regional and global level, breaking down barriers and ensuring that people and business are the number one priority for local government. He is also strongly determined to work together in partnership with the community, private enterprise and all levels of government to meet the challenges ahead as the City of Ipswich continues to prosper and grow, making sure no person or community goes unnoticed.
Paul has an active interest in business and youth initiatives, community organisations and employment enterprises and is Patron and Ambassador of over 70 organisations. He strongly believes that caring for the community and working with the youth are vital to a growing community.
Paul’s leadership and vision for the future have broken down the City’s misconceived perception from both within the city itself and nationally and he continues to create a sense of pride and community involvement. Under his leadership, Ipswich is the fastest growing region in Queensland and one of the fastest growth regions in the country. At the same time, Paul has made job creation and community care his number one priorities.
Paul’s commitment to the region led him to being one of the main instigators in the formation of the first council-owned Internet Service Provider - Global Info Links. His focus on improving the city’s cultural landscape has also led to the transformation of the former Town Hall into regional Australia’s most-visited art gallery, the Ipswich Art Gallery, originally launched as Global Arts Link.
In 2016 the city became a leader in the digital economy with the establishment of FireStation 101, which will deliver opportunities for business mentoring, development of ideas and provide the community with the tools to tackle digital technology and the jobs of the future.
Ipswich has received the following awards and nominations in no small part due to Paul’s leadership:
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April 2014 – 5050 Vision Bronze Award received by Australian Local Government Women's Association Inc.
November 2011 – Ipswich City won the National Community Action & Partnerships Award and Highly Commended for Resource Recovery & Waste Management at the Keep Australian Beautiful Australian Sustainable Cities Awards ceremony held in Stirling, Western Australia.