Ipswich City Council

Community Engagement

Why engage?

The Ipswich City Council strives to involve Ipswich residents in council planning and implementation of key initiatives and programs.  Our Community Engagement Policy is informed by the 2009 Local Government Act's principles which include "democratic representation, social inclusion and meaningful community engagement".  The Community Engagement Policy aims to guide council's engagement processes towards transparency, consistency and quality practice.  The policy is available below:

Community Engagement Policy Community Engagement Policy (PDF, 98 kb) 

What we have done so far

  • The Community Plan

As a lead on to the Ipswich I2020, council invited residents to review the final draft of our recently adopted Long-term Community Plan (now known as Community Plan).  The Plan reflects council's strategies and actions in realising its residents' aspirations through partnership approaches with local agencies.    

  • Examples of previous community consultations

Council engaged an external consultant to consult with a sample of diverse community groups, residents and other government departments as a means of gaining community input into the development of several Council social infrastructure, crime prevention and city marketing initiatives. A small sample of residents from Toowoomba and Brisbane, were also invited to participate.

Findings from the community consultations have been utilised to inform the development of the following Council Corporate Plan Projects:

  • Community Social Plan
  • Social Infrastructure Plan
  • Crime Prevention Plan
  • City of Ipswich Marketing Plan

Our Newsletter

The Ipswich City Council is pleased to introduce 'It's Your Community...Be Part of It!', its quarterly community newsletter. This newsletter hopes to share with Ipswich residents what Council has been up in assisting building our communities. The newsletter also aims to profile our communities' stories across the wider Ipswich City.  

You can either download the previous or latest editions on:


Or alternatively subscribe to future editions by clicking on the link below:


Please email us if you have any feedback or queries on: fkahsay@ipswich.qld.gov.au

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