Councillor Sheila Ireland

    Council Committee Membership

    • Growth, Infrastructure and Waste
    • Community, Culture, Arts and Sport


    Councillor Ireland is a proud fifth generation Ipswichian and part of the local Walker family who opened a coal mine in Ipswich in 1874.

    Educated at St Mary’s College; before coming to council she owned retail businesses in Ipswich City Square for 16 years.

    Cr Ireland has been on the boards of Apprenticeship Queensland and St Andrew’s Hospital, and chaired several committees during four previous terms on council between 2004–2018, most notably Health, Security and Regulatory Services.

    About Division 1

    Division 1 is the largest of the four divisions and amalgamates both rural and urban suburbs. The division covers a geographic catchment of 61,148 ha (611 km2) and is oriented in a west-east direction spanning from Grandchester and Mount Mort in the west to Redbank Plains and White Rock in the east.

    The suburbs of Division 1 include Blackstone, Calvert, Deebing Heights, Ebenezer, Flinders View, Goolman, Grandchester, Jeebropilly, Lower Mount Walker, Mount Forbes, Mount Mort, Mount Walker West, Mutdapilly, Peak Crossing, Purga, Raceview, Redbank Plains, Ripley, South Ripley, Swanbank, White Rock, and Willowbank.

    Community Catch Ups

    Councillor Ireland is available for meetings on a regular basis. If you would like to make an appointment please call (07) 3810 8190 or email

    Free Plant Giveaway, Ripley

    • Saturday 4 November 2023 | 8.00 am to 11.00 am

    Redbank Plains Town Square

    • Wednesday 8 November 2023 | 9.00 am to 12.00 am

    Free Plant Giveaway, Redbank Plains Recreation Reserve

    • Saturday 18 November 2023 | 8.00 am to 11.00 am

    Redbank Plains Community Centre

    • Saturday 21 November 2023 | 10.00 am to 11.30 am

    Winston Glades Shopping Centre

    • Saturday 25 November 2023 | 9.00 am to 12.00 am

    Ripley Valley Town Centre

    • Saturday 2 December 2023 | 9.00 am to 12.00 pm

    Yamanto Central

    • Saturday 9 December 2023 | 9.00 am to 12.00 pm

    Blackstone Community Hall

    • Thursday 14 December 2023 | 6.30 am to 7.30 pm

    Redbank Plains Community Centre

    • Tuesday 19 December 2023 | 10.00 am to 11.30 am