Ipswich (suburb), Queensland

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Ipswich
IpswichQueensland
Ipswich Town Hall.JPG
Ipswich Town Hall, 2012
Ipswich is located in Queensland
Ipswich
Ipswich
Coordinates27°36′52″S 152°45′39″E / 27.6144°S 152.7608°E / -27.6144; 152.7608Coordinates: 27°36′52″S 152°45′39″E / 27.6144°S 152.7608°E / -27.6144; 152.7608
Population2,459 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density585/km2 (1,516/sq mi)
Established1843
Postcode(s)4305
Elevation40 m (131 ft)
Area4.2 km2 (1.6 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location39 km (24 mi) SW of Brisbane
LGA(s)City of Ipswich
State electorate(s)Ipswich
Federal Division(s)Blair, Oxley
Suburbs around Ipswich:
Woodend North Ipswich East Ipswich
West Ipswich Ipswich Newtown
Eastern Heights
One Mile Churchill Raceview

Ipswich is the central suburb of the City of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.[2] It is also known as Ipswich CBD (central business district). In the 2016 census, the suburb had a population of 2,459 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

The suburb is situated on the Bremer River.

The suburb of Ipswich has a number of distinct areas. The Ipswich central business district is in the north with the Bremer River forming the northern boundary. Limestone Hill and its parklands are to the east (27°37′01″S 152°46′09″E / 27.61694°S 152.76917°E / -27.61694; 152.76917 (Limestone Hill)).[3][4] Denmark Hill with its exclusive residential area and conservation park is to the west (27°37′09″S 152°45′14″E / 27.61917°S 152.75389°E / -27.61917; 152.75389 (Denmark Hill)).[5][6] A mixture of health, educations and residential areas make up the south.[7]

The Ipswich CBD is centred on Brisbane and Limestone Streets, and the Ipswich Mall, and includes major supermarkets and chain stores, specialties stores and the many government agencies. Most street parking is controlled by parking meters in business hours.

History[edit]

Ipswich Girls Grammar School opened on 1 February 1892.[8]

Heritage listings[edit]

Keiraville is a typical late 19th century detached house
View across Queens Park from Limestone Hill Lookout, 2015
The Flour Mill was built at the turn of the last century

Ipswich has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Transport[edit]

Limestone Street, 2015

Local transport[edit]

There are three forms of public train transport servicing the Ipswich region.

  • Queensland Rail City network offers regular services to and from Ipswich railway station to Brisbane, Brisbane Airport, the eastern suburbs, and western suburbs (as far as Rosewood).
  • Westside Buslines is the prominent bus company in Ipswich, linking all sides of town to Ipswich CBD; Redbank; Springfield; or Forest Lake (in Brisbane).
  • Southern Cross Citilink is a bus which operates between Ipswich and Indooroopilly via Riverlink, Karalee, Chuwar, Karana Downs, Anstead, and Kenmore.
  • Queensland Rail buses offer direct daily services to Gatton, Helidon, Fernvale, Lowood, Coominya, Esk, and Toogoolawah.
  • An Airport Express Bus operates from Ipswich to Brisbane Airport on a regular basis.

Ipswich also has direct access to the Ipswich Motorway (linking to Brisbane); the Cunningham Highway (linking to Warwick); the Warrego Highway (linking to Toowoomba); and the Centenary Highway (linking Springfield and the Ripley Valley to Brisbane).

Long distance transport[edit]

Education[edit]

Ipswich Central State School is a government primary (Early Childhood-6) school for boys and girls at Griffith Road (27°37′18″S 152°46′06″E / 27.6217°S 152.7683°E / -27.6217; 152.7683 (Ipswich Central State School)).[51][52] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 708 students with 54 teachers (50 full-time equivalent) and 43 non-teaching staff (28 full-time equivalent).[53] It includes a special education program.[51]

Ipswich Special School is a special primary and secondary (Early Childhood-12) school for boys and girls at 2a Milford Street (27°36′50″S 152°46′00″E / 27.6139°S 152.7666°E / -27.6139; 152.7666 (Ipswich Special School)).[51][54] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 116 students with 51 teachers (41 full-time equivalent) and 67 non-teaching staff (39 full-time equivalent).[53]

St Mary's Primary School is a Catholic primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Mary Street (27°36′34″S 152°45′17″E / 27.6094°S 152.7547°E / -27.6094; 152.7547 (St Mary's Primary School)).[51][55] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 562 students with 35 teachers (32 full-time equivalent) and 21 non-teaching staff (14 full-time equivalent).[53]

Bremer State High School is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at 133-153 Warwick Road (27°38′00″S 152°45′19″E / 27.6333°S 152.7553°E / -27.6333; 152.7553 (Bremer State High School)).[51][56] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 1867 students with 146 teachers (143 full-time equivalent) and 83 non-teaching staff (61 full-time equivalent).[53]

St Mary's College is a Catholic secondary (7-12) school for girls at Mary Street (27°36′40″S 152°45′21″E / 27.6110°S 152.7558°E / -27.6110; 152.7558 (St Mary's College)).[51][57] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 613 students with 48 teachers (45 full-time equivalent) and 30 non-teaching staff (25 full-time equivalent).[53]

Ipswich Flexible Learning Centre is a Catholic secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at Cnr Queen Victoria Parade & Milford Place (27°36′56″S 152°45′59″E / 27.6156°S 152.7664°E / -27.6156; 152.7664 (Ipswich Flexible Learning Centre)).[51][58] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 121 students with 13 teachers (9 full-time equivalent) and 13 non-teaching staff (9 full-time equivalent).[53]

Ipswich Grammar School is a private primary and secondary (Prep-12) school for boys at Darling Street (27°36′51″S 152°45′09″E / 27.6141°S 152.7524°E / -27.6141; 152.7524 (Ipswich Grammar School)).[51][59] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 935 students with 75 teachers (73 full-time equivalent) and 75 non-teaching staff (60 full-time equivalent).[53] It includes a special education program.[51][60]

Ipswich Girls' Grammar School is a private primary and secondary (Prep-12) school for boys and girls at Cnr Queen Victoria Parade & Chermside Road (27°36′51″S 152°46′16″E / 27.6141°S 152.7712°E / -27.6141; 152.7712 (Ipswich Girls' Grammar School)).[51][61] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 852 students with 73 teachers (69 full-time equivalent) and 126 non-teaching staff (53 full-time equivalent).[53]

The University of Southern Queensland has a campus at Ipswich Campus. It was formerly the Ipswich Campus of the University of Queensland and the Ipswich Mental Hospital (Challinor Centre).

Libraries[edit]

The Ipswich Council operates the Ipswich Central Library at 40 South Street.[62] It opened in 1994 and had a major refurbishment in 2017.[63]

Health[edit]

Many GPs and specialists can be found in Brisbane and Limestone Street, and near both hospitals.

Parks and sports facilities[edit]

  • Queens Park
  • Limestone Park (AFL, running track, velodrome, netball)
  • Sandy Gallop Golf Course
  • BMX track
  • Denmark Hill Conservation Park
  • Ipswich Show Ground (including indoor sports centre)

Places of worship[edit]

  • St Mary's Catholic Church, Elizabeth Street
  • St Paul's Anglican Church, Brisbane Street
  • Calvary Baptist Church, Chermside Street
  • Uniting Church, Ellenborough Street
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, cnr Hunter and Haig Streets
  • The Salvation Army, South Street
  • Jehovah's Witnesses, Salisbury Street
  • St John's Lutheran Church, Roderick Street
  • Centro Church, Pring Street

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