(27 October 2017 – New York City) – In a live ceremony in New York City and an online video, the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) today named the world’s Smart21 Communities of 2018. Selection of this group of cities and counties begins the eight-month process through which ICF will name of them as its 2018 Intelligent Community of the Year. More than semi-finalists for an international award, the Smart21 represent the best models of economic, social and cultural development in the digital age, in the judgment of ICF and its team of independent analysts. The Intelligent Community of the Year will be named on June 7 during an Awards Dinner at the ICF Global Summit in London. (http://www.intelligentcommunity.org/summit_18)Read more
Defence Housing Australia (DHA) has unveiled their latest project, Torhaven, to the Ipswich community by marking the inaugural excavation works on the site in Deebing Heights.
The $78 million project covers 27 hectares and will comprise 294 land lots. It will deliver approximately 100 homes for Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel and their families, supporting the Air Force and Army at Ipswich’s Amberley base.Read more
FEDERAL Member for Blair Shayne Neumann MP has joined the calls for the Government's Land 400 Tank Building program to be carried out in the state, writing to Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne in support of Ipswich's bid for the project.
Queensland is fighting Victoria in the bid to build the lethal war-machines. The project could inject $5 billion dollars in to the state's economy.Read more
Australia: Smart Technology drives prosperity and liveability: City Digital Transformation agenda for Ipswich
Ipswich City Council has been selected to trial the largest 'intelligent vehicle' on-road testing program in Australia. The driverless and connected trial will involve 500 Ipswich motorists having their vehicles retrofitted with cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS) technology.
Ipswich was selected to trial vehicles and infrastructure that can talk to one another, as well as to test cooperative and highly-automated vehicles on South East Queensland roads, as part of a State Government plan to ensure the State was tech-ready for the future.Read more
“Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?”
That is not how ICF selects the Intelligent Community of the Year – which we will name on June 8 at our Summit in New York City. Instead, we spend a year on data-gathering, analysis and inspection. The mirror, frankly, would be easier. But it would miss the point. The Intelligent Community of the Year is not the fairest of them all. It is the leader, usually by a few percentage points, among a group of cities and counties that point the way to a better future for every place call home.
In the running again this year is Ipswich in Queensland, Australia. I visited there in May to conduct their Top7 site inspection. Unless you live in Queensland, you have probably never heard of it but it struck me as of the most successful cities on planet Earth.Read more
IPSWICH has been recognised as a national leader in innovation for its work to establish startup hub Fire Station 101.
Ipswich City Council took out the Innovative Management Initiative Award at the Local Government Professionals Australia National Congress event held in Hobart overnight.Read more
THE FRONT foot.
No matter what game you are playing it is vital to be on it and when it comes to Ipswich tourism figures the council, along with business and community groups, are leading a resurgence in the city.
Domestic overnight holiday visitors to Ipswich increased by 42 per cent last year.Read more
THE blazing Ipswich sun is proving itself to be an increasingly valuable resource.
As Queensland leads the national transition towards the use of solar power, Ipswich homes and businesses are more than pulling their weight when it comes to the uptake of solar across the nation.Read more
A WORLD-FIRST food production plant will open in Ipswich today, creating 120 jobs.
Queensland-based eggs producer Sunny Queen Australia has spent more than $40 million on the new headquarters and production facility at Carole Park.
It will turn out 1100 tonnes of prepared egg-based meals a year for health and aged care facilities, the defence force, mining company camps, airlines and workplace cafes.Read more
10 February 2017
Ipswich has been recognised as a global leader in the application of digital innovation to advance community prosperity and liveability after being named among the world’s Top 7 Intelligent Communities at a conference in Taiwan.
Mayor Paul Pisasale said the prestigious accolade was recognition of Ipswich’s ability to think global and act local, embrace digital technology and adapt to change.
“Ipswich is once again recognised as one of the Top 7 Intelligent Communities of the world as assessed by the New York based smart cities think tank, the Intelligent Communities Forum (ICF),” Cr Pisasale said.Read more