We’re focused on planning, designing, delivering and maintaining key infrastructure to cater for Ipswich’s current and ever growing population.

These works reflect our community vision and priorities. These works will deliver a safe, inclusive and connected community that protects the environment we all value. For more information please view the 3 Year Capital Works program.

There are hundreds of projects on the go each year, large and small. You can find out about our Capital Works and Major Projects by searching in our interactive mapping system, or by viewing our entire 3 Year Capital Works Program.

Major Projects

Ipswich City Council implement projects that support the direction of the City Vision, strategies and Corporate Plan. These major projects are in place to strengthen the city’s economy, environment and improve services and facilities for our residents, businesses and visitors.

Major Projects Fact Sheets

Roads

Ipswich City Council allocates funding each year to undertake road resurfacing and road rehabilitation works. These keep our roads safe and operational.

Council maintains approximately 410,000 square metres of sealed roads within its boundary. With so many roads to maintain, the projects are prioritised to meet need and value for money. Prioritisation is important.

How are projects prioritised?

Projects are prioritised using a method that considers the road’s condition, the amount of traffic and types of vehicles using the road. The data is then analysed and placed into council’s Capital Portfolio of Works for delivery.

Road Categories are also important to consider in the prioritisation process. Each road forms part of a road hierarchy as follows:

Is my road a state or a council controlled road?

Not every road in Ipswich is controlled or maintained by Council. Some roads are controlled by the state government, which means that they are responsible for maintaining them. To find out if your road is state or council controlled.

Shared Footpaths and Bikeways

Ipswich City Council maintain 1,184km of shared footpaths and bikeways. To improve the safety and amenity of the City’s walkways and footpaths, Council undertakes a yearly footpath program including the construction of new paths and renewal of existing paths. The program is a carefully considered priority list, resulting from a condition audit of our entire footpath network and regular maintenance.

Pedestrians are using shared footpaths more often on their journeys.

Works to build a new footpath are prioritised by:

  • the pedestrian demand
  • the type of road
  • its location relative to various facilities within the community
  • the proximity to public transport

Time frames for new footpath projects may also be affected by factors such as major road projects or large scale developments throughout Maroondah.

iGO City of Ipswich Transport Plan

The City of Ipswich Transport Plan (branded ‘iGO’) is Ipswich City Council’s masterplan for Ipswich’s transport future. It responds to current and future transport challenges and outlines council’s aspirations to advance the city’s transport system to accommodate a future population of 435,000 people. iGO is a strategic long-term plan with a range of policy focus areas, network maps and actions.

Kerb and Channel

Kerb and channel is a concrete structure, typically located at the edge of a road. It is designed to provide road drainage and prevent water entering under the road surface, which helps council to maintain road condition and reduce the amount of potholes and road defects. Kerb and channel also helps to alleviate stormwater drainage flows and can act as a barrier to prevent vehicles from leaving the road carriageway.

Each year, Ipswich City Council undertakes a number of kerb and channel projects.

There are two types:

  • New works – installing kerb and channel on streets that currently either have none or asphalt kerb; or
  • Rehabilitation – repair work to existing kerb and channel that is no longer functioning properly

Learn more about kerb and channel, including how Council prioritises its kerb and channel projects (PDF, 465.9 KB).

Drainage

Council's stormwater drainage system is located within roads, reserves, easements and some private properties.  It is made up of a network of infrastructure including pipes,  pits, kerb and channels, catchments, headwalls, etc.

Stormwater from overland flow

Overland surface water flow is when water flows between private properties. This usually happens when properties are sloping and will naturally flow downwards to the lowest point.

Property owners have to accept natural overland surface water flow from neighbouring properties. However, property owners must also take reasonable steps to manage their stormwater runoff in a manner that allows neighbouring properties to enjoy the 'normal' use of their land by ensuring that alterations to the overland flow paths are non-worsening.

Up-slope properties are not responsible for the natural overland flow towards down-slope properties unless the flow has been more concentrated than it naturally would be. Down-slope property owners need to manage natural surface water appropriately.

Neighbourhood disputes

Council encourages property owners to work collaboratively to deal with stormwater. Licensed drainers may provide ideas and solutions to stormwater issues.

If neighbouring properties have a dispute about overland surface water, Council has limited power as it is a civil matter.

If neighbours cannot reach a satisfactory solution, they can contact mediators through the Queensland Government.

Bridges and Culverts

Ipswich City Council’s bridge network represents a vast investment over many generations that supports modern living in our community. The Council manages a large number of bridges and culverts which assist in creating a high level of connectivity throughout the region.

Council is committed to ensuring that the management of bridge and culvert infrastructure is undertaken in such a manner that it is delivered economically and sustainably. These assets are of significant importance to the ongoing access of transport and residents throughout the City and hence it is essential that these assets are maintained to a high standard.

Local Parks

Ipswich City council  develop and maintain over 550 of local parks, recreational sporting fields for local residents.

Ipswich City Council has an extensive network of parks that are highly valued by the community and visitors. Council undertakes a range of ongoing improvements from play grounds, walking trails to sporting field upgrades to ensure open space is enhanced for all to enjoy.

Developers also contribute to local parks with upgrades, and also provide parks in new estates for local residents to enjoy. These parks are handed over to council when completed for future maintenance.

Learn more about local parks and reserves.

Facilities

This program of work includes the construction of new buildings and the upgrade to existing council buildings.