From the Editor's desk

Dear valued subscriber,

Last week we gave you an exclusive first look at our Future Ipswich series.

This week we're giving you the first opportunity to secure tickets to our Future Ipswich forum on April 16.

Tickets to this exclusive event are limited so we suggest you get in quick.

There's never been a more important time to be a part of our city's future.

This week's Federal Budget has highlighted that despite our unprecedented population growth and key role we're playing in the growth of southeast Queensland, we have not been made a priority.

Portrait session with demographer Bernard Salt. No conditions. Free to use.
Australia demographer Bernard Salt.

That has to change, and that was certainly the message from top Australia demographer Bernard Salt when he sat down with the QT to talk about Ipswich's future.

You'll be able to hear more about that at our future Ipswich forum where I'll present Bernard's key findings.

You'll also hear from our panel of leaders and advocates;

Greg Chemello.
Greg Chemello.

Ipswich City Council Interim Administrator Greg Chemello

 

Robert Dow talks about how public transport will look in a Future Ipswich.
Robert Dow

Rail Back on Track transport advocate Robert Dow

 

No one epitomises the resilient and passionate spirit of Ipswich like Phillip Bell. From hard-working business owners to those often facing their toughest fight; Phillip casts a wide net of influence. He has been the chief executive officer of the Ipswich Hospital Foundation for almost two years and the president of the Ipswich of Chamber of Commerce and Industry since late 2016.
No one epitomises the resilient and passionate spirit of Ipswich like Phillip Bell. From hard-working business owners to those often facing their toughest fight; Phillip casts a wide net of influence. He has been the chief executive officer of the Ipswich Hospital Foundation for almost two years and the president of the Ipswich of Chamber of Commerce and Industry since late 2016.

Ipswich Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Phillip Bell

And Superintendent District Officer Ipswich Kath Innes

We'll open the floor to questions from you too.

For just $35 you'll get to be a part of this important community event plus a two-course lunch and drinks package.

We hope to see you there

Click here to buy tickets.

Editor, Shannon Newley