Council has adopted a new corporate plan for 2021–2026 – iFuture, that will commence on 1 July 2021. iFuture will replace the Corporate Plan 2017-2022, and will be council’s leading strategic plan. iFuture represents a new era for council and the community to collectively work toward achieving the community’s vision for 2041:
iFuture, which includes the full 2041 community vision, has been divided into four themes:
Each theme includes a 2041 vision statement and the outcomes council will achieve over the next five years. Catalyst projects and key service areas that contribute to the achievement of the outcomes are also included, as well as a section for how the community can contribute toward our journey.
The next 5 years for our city are very exciting as we deliver a range of catalyst projects that support the achievement of the outcomes in iFuture including:
Vibrant and Growing
Safe, Inclusive and Creative
Natural and Sustainable
A Trusted and Leading Organisation
Download iFuture for full details on all of the planned catalyst projects.
Each year council delivers its Annual Plan (includes the Operational Plan and Budget) which highlights the key initiatives, projects and services that are prioritised and funded for the year that contribute toward achieving iFuture. The progress of the Operational Plan (and hence achievement toward iFuture) is monitored throughout the year through our Quarterly and Annual Reports.
All members of the community can play a significant role in supporting and achieving the vision for Ipswich. Key ways that our community can contribute are identified in the plan and below. Council encourages all members of the community to consider how they can have an impact and help influence the vision of Ipswich becoming a city of opportunity for all.
Visit us at Shape Your Ipswich to see the journey council went on to develop and finalise iFuture. The residents of Ipswich can be proud that they have spoken and Council has listened to their goals and aspirations for the city.
The Corporate Plan 2017-2022 identifies the 5 year priorities established by the community and endorsed by Council and is in effect until 1 July 2021 when iFuture will replace it.