DELIVER A SECOND RIVER CROSSING IN IPSWICH CENTRAL TO TRANSFORM MOVEMENT AND OPPORTUNITIES ACROSS IPSWICH
A multi-modal flood-immune second river crossing in Ipswich Central will future-proof the inner-city road network against population growth, increasing flood risk and unsafe driving conditions due to increasing congestion. By providing an alternate route for 20,000 through-traffic vehicles per day in 2026, a second river crossing will support connectivity, inner-city revitalisation, and economic development. This second river crossing is integral to enabling Ipswich Central to fulfil its roles as a Principal Regional Activity Centre.
$2.5 million is required to progress the Ipswich Central Second River Crossing to shovel-ready status by further developing the preferred option in a Detailed Business Case.
About the Ipswich Central Second River Crossing project
Benefits to Ipswich:
Benefits to South East Queensland:
If we do nothing:
Council delivered the Strategic Assessment (Stage 1: Business Case) and Preliminary Business Case (Stage 2: Business Case) for this project in 2017 and 2020. These investigations identified a second river crossing to be the preferred solution to congestion in Ipswich Central, and to support the redevelopment of the Ipswich City Centre to be a vibrant and prosperous Principal Regional Activity Centre. Earlier feasibility studies were delivered with the support of the Queensland Government.
This project is under consideration for inclusion on Infrastructure Australia's Infrastructure Priority List.
This project achieved the following milestones:
Current steps are:
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