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Join us to shape the future of Ipswich

Council is looking for people from all walks of life to share their thoughts on topics that matter to them.


Who can be on the Community Panel?

You don't need to have any special knowledge about Council to join, just an interest in sharing your views and being a voice for your community.

Anyone aged over 16 and who lives, works, studies, owns a business in Ipswich or is an Ipswich rate payer is invited to register.

We want the panel to be a forum that reflects the diversity of Ipswich. People from all walks of life and backgrounds are encouraged to register.

Please note, elected representatives from any level of government, paid employees of any political party and Ipswich City Council employees cannot join. This is about you, the community.


What will the Community Panel talk about?

The panel will discuss strategic issues and projects linked to council's corporate plan, iFuture. iFuture was developed in consultation with the community throughout 2019 and 2020, and reflects the community's aspirations for the city.

The panel will convene on projects as and when needed. So, before signing up and to avoid disappointment, make sure you understand what topics are coming up by viewing the upcoming engagement calendar for 2022 (see below).


Why should I get involved?

You'll have the opportunity to provide your local knowledge and contribute to a number of important decisions. Our elected representatives will consider your feedback when making final decisions.

You'll work with others to learn more about your local community and how council will work with you to make Ipswich the best it can be.

You can opt out of the panel at any time.

Please note, there will still be opportunities for community members not registered in the community panel program to participate in other engagement opportunities.

Upcoming engagements

  • Community Panel Forum - 4 August 2022

    Join the community panel to be a part of this forum previewing upcoming engagement projects and let us know if anyone is missing from the panel.

    Join the panel to RSVP
  • 2022 floods review

    We want to hear about the experiences of the community so we can be resilient into the future.

    Opening soon
  • iGO Parking Strategy and Action Plan

    Looking at how we put people front of mind for sustainable parking.

    Opening soon
  • New Ipswich Planning Scheme

    Hear about how the planning scheme works, what it means for your community, and how and when you can help shape the scheme.

    Late 2022/early 2023

Submit an idea for discussion

If you have an idea for a panel discussion topic, submit your suggestion below. Council will consider the suitability of these ideas as they relate to Council's corporate plan, iFuture, resourcing and other scheduled projects.
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What support does council provide for members?

Support will be provided to ensure that all panel members can participate. If you need information in another language, vision aids or any other support we will work with you to provide this. Please contact us via email, or phone, (07) 3810 6666 to discuss your specific requirements.

Contact Us

Have questions or want to learn more about the community panel? Contact us below:

Name Community Engagement Team
Phone (07) 3810 6666
In writing

PO Box 191

Ipswich QLD 4305


Ipswich City Council respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners as custodians of the land and waters we share. We pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging, as the keepers of the traditions, customs, cultures and stories of proud peoples.

Phone: (07) 3810 6666


Postal: PO Box 191, Ipswich QLD 4305, Australia