IPSWICH & WEST MORETON
As part of a broader network of committees throughout Australia, our committee plays a vital role in promoting and supporting economic development within the Ipswich and West Moreton region. Our goal is to bring together local leaders from various sectors and work collaboratively with all levels of government, businesses, and community groups to ensure the long-term growth and prosperity of the region.
Our committee is made up of dedicated individuals who possess a wealth of knowledge and experience in different areas such as finance, business, construction, and community development. Together, we utilise our diverse expertise to identify opportunities and challenges facing the Ipswich and West Moreton region, and develop strategic plans to address them.
Through our collaborative efforts, we aim to foster an environment that supports the growth of existing businesses, attract new investments, and facilitate the creation of new jobs. Our committee is committed to promoting economic development that benefits not only the business community but also the broader community as a whole.
A strategic location both within and overlooking South East Queensland comprises a group of eleven local government areas bounded to the east by the Pacific Ocean, to the south by the NSW border (which here follows the rugged McPherson ranges) and to the west and north-west by the Darling Downs.
Seven of SEQ’s eleven local government areas occupy the coastal plain while the remaining four lies inland. These four – Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Somerset – comprise the Ipswich & West Moreton region, which accounts for well over half the land area of SEQ (13,000 km2 out of 22,300 km2) but for a little less than 10 per cent of its population (328,000 out of 3,480,000).