The objective of the Ipswich Heritage Program is to identify places of cultural heritage significance within Ipswich and to encourage their conservation for the present community and future generations, including both residents and visitors.
In June 1990, Ipswich City Council made a commitment to the most ambitious heritage action plan yet undertaken in Queensland - and indeed one of the most ambitious heritage programs undertaken anywhere in Australia. The goal of the Ipswich Heritage Program as adopted by Council on 14 June 1990 is 'to identify places of cultural significance within the City of Ipswich and encourage their conservation'.
It is recognised that buildings must be functional to satisfy the requirements of current owners and uses. It is not the intent of the Ipswich City Council to dictate how people in historic buildings should live, or to intrude unnecessarily upon people's privacy. However, any alterations that are intended should be carried out sympathetically so that the heritage value of the existing building and the character of its immediate streetscape and neighbourhood are conserved and enhanced..
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