15 November 2017
Council’s Planning and Development September Quarterly Activity Report found a population increase of 2340, which brings the Local Government Area to a preliminary count of 206,344.
Planning, Development and Heritage Committee Chairman Cr David Morrison said it was strong growth considering Ipswich’s population count only ticked over 200,000 at the start of the year.
“These figures are equivalent to an annual population growth of 4.59 per cent, and a total annual increase of 8,688 persons,” he said.
“The September quarter also saw more than 21,000sq m of new non-residential floor space approved, which could accommodate about 544 new employees. Most new jobs were in the commercial sector.
“Council’s role is to manage growth and development in order to create a socially, ecologically and economically sustainable city.”
Some of the report highlights include: